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

Winter in Glen Ridge

We hope you are enjoying the snowy winter of 2021. Here are a few photos from Glen Ridge winters past. The first is a snowy day circa 1920 showing 96 Ridgewood Avenue (built circa 1865).  The house was ‘Colonialized’ in the 1950s.  A factory that manufactured chicle for chewing gum was behind the house. The second photo shows the toboggan run behind the Glen Ridge Country Club in the 1930s.  The run took sledders all the way down to Broad Street. The third photo shows a horse drawn sleigh passing 325 Ridgewood Avenue, owned by Edward Mitchell, circa 1890. The last photo shows 34 Highland Avenue in the snow circa 1890s.

Circa 1920 at 96 Ridgewood Avenue (built circa 1865)
Toboggan run at Glen Ridge Country Club 1930s
325 Ridgewood Avenue circa 1890
34 Highland Avenue circa 1890s

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More