Saturday, July 23, 2016
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Admission: (includes guided tour of The Hermitage Museum)
• $5 adults / pp
• FREE for children 5 and under
Join us for the day or spend a few hours - it’s going to be a fabulous event, featuring delicious tastes of the region from 11+ popular food trucks, live music, and a variety of terrific activities for the kids!
Spend the day, bring a blanket or chair, stroll the grounds, visit our Beer Garden and savor a number of unique microbrewery selections!
Pay at the Door - see you in July!
Saturday, August 13, 2016
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
• $4 adults
• FREE for children 12 and under
Come and enjoy the more than 70 exhibitors that will set up on the tree-shaded lawn surrounding the historic Hermitage Museum.
Items include stained glass, hand-thrown pottery, apparel, garden and pet items, jewelry, vintage linens, and hand-made soaps and candles and much more.
The historic Hermitage will be open for complimentary tours.
This exhibition is in the 1888 Hermitage Summer Kitchen.
There has never been a greater champion to preserve our local history than Claire Tholl (1926-1995). Architectural historian, cartographer, researcher, writer, draftsman, illustrator, photographer, Claire employed her many skills and talents in her quest to uncover the stories of our oldest Dutch sandstone houses and other structures, to document them and ensure their survival for future generations.
For the Bergen County Historic Sites Advisory Board, on which she served, Claire was commissioned to survey, under a grant, all of the early stone houses remaining in the county. The project ran for nearly two years beginning in 1978. Eventually, over 200 of the houses she surveyed and nominated were accepted on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and nearly as many were accepted on the National Register of Historic Places – the largest thematic nomination ever submitted.
Today, we have the gifts of the many maps she drew of towns in Bergen and Rockland County from a historical perspective, marking the location of early landmarks both extant and no longer standing. Most importantly, we have the countless houses and structures themselves – those she fought to have and succeeded in having recognized on a state and national level.
Saving Our Historic Stone Houses honors the monumental achievements of Claire K. Tholl in historic preservation while reminding all of us that the struggle continues. It is only through our concern and joined efforts that our historic landmarks can survive.
Saving Our Stone Houses features several of Tholl's detailed maps of Ho-Ho-Kus and surrounding towns in Bergen County. Also on display is a large map of Rockland County. The exhibition, curated by Phyllis Wickham also highlights several of Tholl's original illustrations, drawing tools, family photographs, as well as a three-dimensional replica of The Hermitage.
Jeffrey and Piper Pope
Regular exhibition hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm and weekends 1 to 4 pm.