Past Events

The GRHPS exhibit at the 2017 WWI Bazaar featured materials on soldiers Peter Ebbert, Garret Sinkway and Ludovicus van Iersel as well as WWI era toys.  Mayor Packer stopped by to visit with GRHPS volunteers Kay Tuite, Diane Herrlett and Bill Gilligan during the event.

Makers Day at the GR Library
March 25, 2017

The GRHPS hosted a project at the Library's Makers Day this year.  Our visitors were asked to create a model of the original Glen Rock Municipal Building (aka Borough Hall) structure using marshmallows and coffee stirrers.  Photos and blueprints from the 1930s helped the budding engineers clarify their vision.  Thanks to Glen Rock TV for filming!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM AT THE GLEN ROCK LIBRARY, CO-SPONSORED BY THE GRHPS

"HE'S WATCHING YOU: A NAZI SPY IN GLEN ROCK"

APRIL 29th, 2015 AT 7 P.M.

 

In 1942, the FBI investigated Carl Schiphorst, a Glen Rock resident, and the leader of the German American Bund. Schiphorst was suspected of being a Nazi spy. Join us to hear this fascinating story. Speaker: James C.Calaski

 

This program is a partnership between The Glen Rock Historical and Preservation Society and Glen Rock Library.

Please register by phone or in person at the library. Seating is limited. 

Click here for the awesome poster!  And here for a video preview.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO THE TAPED PROGRAM 

 

 

 

BERGEN COUNTY HISTORY DAY: Saturday MAY 30th, 2015

This annual event, sponsored by the NorthWest Bergen History Coalition, will once again enable visits to all nine member museums/historic houses (including, of course, the GRHPS Museum at the Station) on one day.  The theme for this year's History Day is "transporation" - such an important factor in the settlement of Bergen County.  The Museum at the Station is very pleased to feature a private vintage toy collection of cars, trucks, horse-drawn fire engines and more plus a full-sized collection of bicycles (a boneshaker, a couple of penny-farthings, early safety bicycle and more) and - the piece de resistance - the actual Zinn-Buick race car that raced at the Ho-Ho-Kus Racetrack in 1913.

Stay tuned for ticket information (coming soon) but mark your calendars now.  You won't want to miss out!

See event poster here.

Tickets can be purchased directly from the GRHPS by contacting GRHistoricalSociety@gmail.com.

 

 

November 2014

HOPPER FAMILY PROGRAM AT GLEN ROCK LIBRARY

 

 

October through December 2014

“Yesterday and Today: Glen Rock Through the Ages in photographs”  EXHIBIT AT GLEN ROCK PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

The photos from this exhibit have been placed into an Exhibit Binder and will be available for viewing at the Museum at the Station.

 


ALONG THE NORTH JERSEY RAPID TRANSIT: YESTERDAY AND TODAY 

Program by Phil Jaeger, held at the Glen Rock Public Library on November 5, 2015

LUNCHEON WITH KEVIN WRIGHT

October 28, 2015 at The Brick House

"From Township to Boro"

2016 HISTORY DAY

NW Bergen History Coalition

May 14, 2016

Ben Meyer shared his extensive knowledge to enrich our History Day telephone exhibit, while Leo Brown, Pat Zengel and Reggie Aber (with little friends) sold tickets at the door.

Special thanks to:

Kristin McGowan

Evan Tryforos

and the GLEN ROCK JAYCEES

 

Header drawing: copyright 1997 by R. James Aber.  Used with permission.

 

Glen Rock Historical and Preservation Society, Inc.

PO Box 581, Glen Rock, NJ 07452

hello@GlenRockHistory.org

 

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