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Team Up to Clean Up a Great Success

We had a great turnout for our first annual Team Up to Clean Up! Thank you everyone for raking, picking up branches and debris in Union Cemetery.

Union Cemetery has a new sign!

The original Grange sign from the 1960s at the Franklin Avenue entrance of Union Cemetery was weathered and fragile. The Wyckoff Historical Society recently replaced the old sign with one that is also hand-lettered, and includes the Grange logo. Click here for more Union Cemetery information.
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

Bergen County History GrantThe WHS is thrilled to announce the approval of a general operating support re-grant for 2021.

The grant is earmarked for Union Cemetery maintenance and to replace the chain link fence on the perimeter of the cemetery. 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 last month.

Downtown

Downtown

The downtown of Wyckoff evolved slowly from its early beginnings. Probably the first commercial establishment was the Board and Stout,...

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Stone Houses

Stone Houses

One of the influences of the early Dutch settlers is the method of house construction; realizing the durability in building...

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    Community Life

    Community Life

    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...

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    Farms

    Farms

    The early Wyckoff area contained many small farms, but only one remains today. Farmers were drawn to the fertile farmland...

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    Churches

    Churches

    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....

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    Old Structures

    Old Structures

    Even though the Dutch were known for building stone houses, many other homes and barns were built out of plentiful...

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