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

The Society is a separate organization from the Wyckoff Historic Preservation Commission and the Zabriskie House. The Wyckoff Historical Society is a 501(c)3 charity independent of local government. and receives no funding from the town of Wyckoff. Our primary objectives are to preserve and maintain Union Cemetery and the historic Barbershop, in addition to offering public programs about Wyckoff and its surrounds’ noteworthy history.

Our programs have resumed. Please click here for upcoming programs and events.

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 ( 1 year term ending 2023)
President: Lynn Groel-Lynch
Vice President: Peter Staller
Treasurer: Gail Scanlan
Corresponding Secretary: Barbara Petruccelli
Recording Secretary: Linda Vreeland

Historian (1 year term ending 2023)
Doris Noerr

Trustee (1 year term ending 2023)
Bob Carpenter
Melanie Long
Richard Lynch
Christopher Puzio
Beth VanEmburgh
Brian Brunsch

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.