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Photo Slideshows

Please enjoy a trip back in time through photographs from our archives.

The Rock

The Rock in the glen, from which our borough gets its name, was left here approximately 15,000 years ago by the Wisconsin glacier.  It is a "glacial erratic".  Weighing about 590 tons, geologists believe that our granite boulder was brought here by the glacier from the Hudson River Valley in New York State.

Street Scenes

Do you ever wonder what your neighborhood or your house looked like in the past?  These photos from our collection might give you a clue.

Around Town

Check out how things have changed around town over the years since Glen Rock became an independent borough in 1894.

Fourth of July

Glen Rock's I.D.A. (Independence Day Association) was founded in 1939.  Marching bands and fancy floats have been a tradition on July 4th ever since.  For videos of old parades (and the town-wide fair afterwards), please check out our video links in the Gallery.

Albertina Hill Kidd Family Album


The Kidd family lived in Glen Rock and Ridgewood around the turn of the 20th century.  The photo album contains family scenes of everyday life, from about 1890 to the 1920s.


Thanks to the generosity of Albertina's great-great granddaughter, Jeannette Dan, we are able to share some of these photos with you.  

The Hubschmitt Family


The Hubschmitt family - Adolph, wife Fannie, and children George, Lilly and Mabel - were early residents of Glen Rock.  All were incredibly civic minded, holding positions of prominence in local government and organizations, including the Fire Department, the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Community Church. The Historical Society is privileged to have many of the historic papers, photos and memorabilia that were collected by the Hubschmitts.

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