Beginning in the 1900s, people came from New York city and Jersey City to get fresh country air in the then-rural Wyckoff. There were boarding houses...Read more
The early Wyckoff area contained many small farms, but only one remains today. Farmers were drawn to the fertile farmland...Read more
The church was a powerful influence for the early Dutch settlers. They began attending the Dutch Reformed Church at the Ponds (now Oakland) c. 1710....Read more
Even though the Dutch were known for building stone houses, many other homes and barns were built out of plentiful...Read more
The downtown of Wyckoff evolved slowly from its early beginnings. Probably the first commercial establishment was the Board and Stout,...Read more
One of the influences of the early Dutch settlers is the method of house construction; realizing the durability in building...Read more
If you ever visited Union Cemetery in Wyckoff to investigate the 18th and 19th century headstones, have you wondered who the people interred there were and what occupations they held when they lived in the Wyckoff area?Our new audio tour, Headphones & Headstones will answer many of these questions.
Wyckoff Historical Society receives Bergen County History Grant
The grant is earmarked for Union Cemetery maintenance and to electrify the Barbershop Museum and was approved and presented to the WHS in March 2020. Thanks to the WHS Grant committee, Gail Scanlan, Peter Staller, and Richard Lynch, all who were instrumental in preparing the grant application and were notified of its approval in the spring of 2020.
Receiving the funds was crucial to the WHS as the Union Cemetery requires continuous and expensive grounds maintenance at least three times a year. Agius Landscaping Inc. recently cleared debris and weeds and will return in the fall. Without the grant monies (which will enable us to continue cemetery maintenance) we would not be able to continue our safe cemetery walks and crucial Eagle Scout projects.
The WHS is also researching to electrify the Barbershop museum located at Zabriskie Pond for an enhanced visitor experience and to keep its current collection preserved. Watch for updates on our website and Facebook page!
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