2022 Walking Tour: Saturday, October 29th

Plans are underway for a fall walking tour we’re calling “From the Top!”  The tour will highlight the highest elevations in Glen Ridge on Summit Street, Hillcrest Road, and Woodland Avenue.  Houses will feature nearly every architectural style of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, with several noteworthy examples by local contemporary architects. The tour will take place on Saturday, October 29 at 1:30.  We’ll meet at the corner of Lincoln and Summit Streets.  The tour will take about […]

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Happy Holidays 2020 from Glen Ridge Historical Society

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts that celebrate Glen Ridge, consider our brass ornaments, note cards, matching game, historic maps (north or south end circa 1906), bronze house plaques, and seasonal post cards – all available! You might also consider a membership for yourself or a neighbor.

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Happy Holidays from Glen Ridge Historical Society

Today, Glen Ridge has a number of annual holiday traditions including the Municipal Tree Lighting at Borough Hall and luminaries on Christmas Eve. However, during the Great Depression, Glen Ridge residents brought used toys to the firehouse for repair and distribution to the needy on Christmas. Bicycles, doll carriages, and pull toys were among the 300 toys firemen Charles Anderson, James Corcoran, and Fred Schmitz refurbished for children in Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, and Montclair. If you’re looking for Christmas gifts […]

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New Exhibit!

Glen Ridge Then & Now — NOW on the Web! Fire • Fashion • Finances • Progress The Glen Ridge Historical Society welcomes you to a photography exhibition of over 80 lost Glen Ridge buildings and their current replacements. Click here to view the online slide show Glen Ridge Then & Now.  

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