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

Annual Meeting April 26 at 7:30pm

The annual meeting of the Glen Ridge Historical Society will take place at the Glen Ridge Train Station (224 Ridgewood Avenue) on April 26 at 7:30pm. Guest speaker, Jim Garrison, will talk about the domestic architecture of John Russell Pope, using three houses in South Jersey as his case studies.  Although Pope is largely known for his public building projects such as the Jefferson Memorial (1943) and the National Gallery of Art (1941), he enjoyed great success as a private architect.  Our speaker is an architect and author with over 30 years experience and several books to his credit.  He lives in the Philadelphia area, where he is active in local and regional preservation.

A short business meeting will precede the presentation. Refreshments will be served afterwards. The program is open to the public.

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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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