Welcome

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

Walking Tour

Our annual fall walking tour will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The theme is “Industrial Glen Ridge.” In the 19th and early 20th centuries a number of thriving businesses near the center of town included a quarry and copper mine, brass rolling and pasteboard mills, and harness and bicycle chain factories. Our tour of the area will reveal a colorful and vanished past.

The tour will begin at 1:30 at the Community Pool. Parking is available in the nearby Hillside Avenue municipal lot. Docents will lead the tour on the south side of Bloomfield Avenue near Toney’s Brook westward to the Montclair line. Refreshments will be served at the end of the tour in the Terry S. Webster Museum on the second floor of the Boiling Springs Savings Bank.

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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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Join

Join

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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