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GR-historic-C-224x300Welcome to the website of the Glen Ridge Historical Society!

Learn about the history of our town, browse our newsletter archives, enjoy our slide shows, and mark your calendar for upcoming events. Visit us on the second Saturday of the month from 9-12 at the Terry S. Webster Museum at 222 Ridgewood Avenue. And…join us as a member!

News & Events

DUDLEY VAN ANTWERP AND HIS REGIONAL ARTS & CRAFTS ARCHITECTURE

On Monday evening, February 27, Majda Kallab Whitaker will speak about Dudley Van Antwerp (1867-1934), one of Montclair-Glen Ridge’s most prominent and prolific early twentieth century architects. His work deserves attention both for the great number of homes he designed and the individual interpretation of the Arts & Crafts style he developed working alongside his wife Hilda Fenn Van Antwerp, the daughter of noted Montclair artist and illustrator Harry Fenn (1837-1911). Ms. Whitaker will present highlights of the more than one hundred Van Antwerp homes she has identified thus far and discuss the Fenn family influences. She will explore Van Antwerp’s versatility, sense of proportion, graceful detailing and use of both traditional and modern materials, qualities that distinguish his work and make the homes he designed an important asset to the region.

Ms. Whitaker, an independent scholar and curatorial consultant, is a graduate of Bard Graduate Center and Vassar College who lectures on subjects related to late nineteenth and early twentieth century cultural and design history.

The program will begin at 7:30 in the Ridgewood Avenue Train Station. It is open to the public free of charge. Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

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Mission

Mission

The purposes of the Glen Ridge Historical Society shall be to bring together people interested in the history of Glen Ridge, New Jersey and its environs; to provide facilities, materials, information, education, and activities to promote the advancement of local history; and to foster the preservation and restoration of local historical sites, documents, and artifacts.

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Membership Levels

$10 Senior

  • Basic membership benefits extended to two seniors

$20 Household

  • Basic membership benefits extended to 2 adults and family
  • Advanced notice of all children’s programs

$50 Patron

  • Basic membership benefits extended to 2 adults and family
  • Advanced notice of all children’s programs
  • Recognition in the September issue of The Gaslamp

$100 Sponsor

  • Basic membership benefits extended to 2 adults and family
  • 2 additional invitations to the annual Members Holiday Party
  • Advanced notice of all children’s programs
  • Recognition in the September issue of The Gaslamp
  • Recognition during Spring Annual Meeting

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