Bergen County Historical Society

Find Bergen County New Jersey historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Bergen County Historical Society 1201 Main Street River Edge NJ 07661 201-343-9492


Bergenfield New York Historical Society 1 McDermott Place Bergenfield NJ 07621 201-244-0064

Glen Rock Historical Society 176 Rock Road Glen Rock NJ 07452 201-445-1322

Lyndhurst Historical Society 400 Riverside Avenue Lyndhurst NJ 07071 201-804-2513

Pascack Historical Society 19 Ridge Avenue Park Ridge NJ 07656 201-573-0307

Ridgewood Historical Society 650 East Glen Avenue Ridgewood NJ 07450 201-447-3242

Up Saddle River Historical Society 363 East Saddle River Road Upper Saddle River NJ 07458 201-327-6470

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About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.