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A Celebration of Women’s History

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Join the Bergen County Historical Society for A Celebration of Women’s History on Sunday March 24th 1 pm- 4:30 pm at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main Street, River Edge NJ.

Join historical balladeer Linda Russell at 2 pm in the state historic 1752 Steuben House for “Remember the Ladies: A History of American Women in Song”. The role of women’s lives in society from the 18th century to the 19th amendment is highlighted in popular song. Playing mountain and hammered dulcimers and guitar, Linda sings broadsides, laments, murder ballads, love songs, parlor melodies and suffrage anthems. The songs reflect the changing status of women in society. Interspersed with the music are excerpts from women’s diaries and letters. Included will be stories of Deborah Samson, who fought as a soldier in Washington’s army, and New Jersey women such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton who lived in Tenafly, Lucy Stone from Orange and Alice Paul from Mount Laurel – all of whom led the fight for Women’s Suffrage.

On display in the Steuben House will be new exhibits and Revolutionary War artifacts from the society’s extensive collection.

All three-18th century Jersey Dutch sandstone houses are open for tours throughout the day.

Take a peek at the treasures in the gift shop while you enjoy seasonal refreshments which will be available for purchase inside the tavern.

Don’t forget to visit the society’s authentic Jersey Dutch out-kitchen where interpreters will be preparing bean soup, spiced potatoes, and chocolate cake using recipes from the 1886 Suffrage Cookbook that every woman; if she could not participate in protests and marches, felt she was supporting the cause.

Activities for families include weaving potholders and the society’s QR Code cell phone-based scavenger hunt.

Ticket reservations are encouraged: $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS member free.

Free parking available on site or take the train to the “New Bridge Landing” station on the Pascack Valley Line.

Dogs are permitted on site on a leash but not in the houses.

For ticket reservations and additional information visit the society’s website www.bergencountyhistory.org, email [email protected], or call 201-343-9492 and leave a message.

The event is subject to change.


March 24
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Historic New Bridge Landing
1201 Main Street
River Edge, New Jersey 07661
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