The Wyckoff Historical Society was formed in January 1974 by three Wyckoff couples. Bylaws and a charter were drawn up and meetings were held at residents’ homes. The first public meeting was held June 29. The Society was incorporated on December 13, 1974.


The Wyckoff Historical Society still abides by its original mission to research, preserve and educate about the rich history of Wyckoff, New Jersey.

Our general meetings/programs are held on the third Tuesday of every month at the Wyckoff Public Library at 7 pm. Programs and events possibly to resume in the fall of 2021.

We invite you to take a trip into the past when Wyckoff was farmland, mills, and pastures. Read about the early settlers who built the stone houses, churches, schools and businesses that formed Wyckoff. Although most of the farms and pastures are gone, many historic homes remain, tended carefully by current owners, and giving you a peak into Wyckoff’s history. The next time you drive around Wyckoff, drive a bit slower, and remember Wyckoff’s past.

Wyckoff Historical Society Officers
President: Lynn Groel-Lynch
Vice President: Gail Scanlan*
Treasurer: Brian Brunsch†
Secretary: Barbara Petruccelli **

Wyckoff Historical Society Trustees
Robert Carpenter: Union Cemetery Restoration
Melanie Long: Barbershop Museum Coordinator
Richard Lynch: Union Cemetery Coordinator
Doris Noerr: Historian
Christopher Puzio: Special Projects
Peter Staller: Events Planner
Gail Scanlan: Grant Coordinator/Website
Linda Vreeland: Marketing Coordinator

Union Cemetery Maintenance
* Grant Coordinator/Website
** Media Coordinator

The Bergen County Historical Society presented the Society with the Oratam Award following a two-year cemetery headstone recovery effort at Union Cemetery.

Images of Wyckoff
By David R. Brown
and the Wyckoff Historical Society

Vintage photographs that appear on this website are from the extensive collections of Richard Butler Turner Photographers, the Wyckoff Library, the Wyckoff Historical Society, and collections of local residents.

These photos and others appear in Images of America: Wyckoff. Copies of the book are available through the Wyckoff Historical Society for $19.99. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please email the Wyckoff Historical Society at:

Book Cover Photo: Members of the Chef’s Club at the Abraham Lincoln School, 1957

To use a photograph from this book or the WHS archives, please read the WHS Photo Usage Agreement.