The Passaic County Historical Society  

2015 Calendar of Events

Calendar subject to change. For up-to-date calendar information,
call  (973) 247-0085

Aug. 5 to Oct. 4

Exhibit: Can the Kaiser: Patriotism and Propaganda in American Posters From the Great War 1917-1918,  An Exhibit of the original WWI Posters from the Society's collection.  3td floor gallery.  Regular museum admission. 
Sept. 12
PCHS Genealogy Club Meeting: Destination: Pearl Harbor.  10 a.m. at the PCHS Genealogy Club meeting at Lambert Castle. After the business portion of the meeting, local actor Mark Simmons will give a moving one-man presentation and tribute to the soldiers and sailors who were witness to the terrible attack of December 7th, 1941. Vivid, compelling narrative and monologues, as told in the very words of the men who experienced the two hours of terror on the "Day that would live in infamy."   No charge.
Oct. 3
PCHS Genealogy Club Meeting: Researching Revolutionary War Soldiers.  10 a.m. at Lambert Castle.  Program by Robert A. Mayers, Author, Historian.  The Revolutionary War lasted for eight long years, from 1775 until 1783.  If your family lived in America during this  time period, you are very likely to be the descendant of a Patriot soldier. Any male ancestors in your ancestry who were between the ages of 16 and 60 during the war years are potential candidates. No Charge.
Oct. 5 to Nov. 5Castle Closed to set up for the Annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique
Oct. 6
PCHS Annual Beefsteak and Tricky Tray Fundraiser.  6:30 p.m. at the Brownstone (351 West Broadway, Paterson).  A fun-filled evening of food, good company and great prizes.  Proceeds benefit the Passaic County Historical Society.  Reservations are required.  Ticket price $55. Download  Reservation Form
Oct. 10
Oct. 11 (rain date)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Castle:  Lambert Castle on the lawn. Usher in the Autumn with the Passaic County Historical Society as we read a version of Washington Irving’s classic story and sing some Halloween songs. You might even have a chance to meet the Headless Horseman in person! Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. Recommended for children age 3-12 years. Donations requested.  
Nov. 6
Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique- Wine and Cheese Preview Night: 5p.m.-10p.m. at Lambert Castle. Usher in the Holiday Season with us.  Enjoy wine and snacks as you preview the goodies at this year's Holiday Boutique. Tickets are $15 (includes two return visits). Reserve tickets to guarantee admission.
Nov. 7-8
Sat. & Sun.
Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique-Opening Weekend: 10a.m.-5p.m. at Lambert Castle. Be one of the first shoppers to have access to this popular holiday event. Admission is $7 (includes two return visits). No reservations
Nov. 10
Quarterly Meeting: 7 p.m. at the Louis Bay II Library in Hawthorne (located at 345 Lafayette Ave.).  Business meeting of the Society followed by  The Garden State: Where Things Grow presented by author Linda Barth. New Jersey is truly the land of invention - . M&M’s, solar panels, transistors, flexible film and Graham crackers; Learn about the many inventions and innovations that came from the minds of Garden State people. Free admission
Nov. 11-2928th Annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique
Open Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 pm.  (Closed Thanksgiving Day).  No strollers or carriages, please. Admission is $6 and includes two return visits.
Nov. 14
PCHS Genealogy Club Meeting Navigating Ship’s Manifests. 10 a.m. at Clifton Public Library, Piaget Avenue, Clifton. After the business portion of the meeting, Toni McKeen, takes a close look at all the information these important records can provide. Find out what information is needed to locate manifests, find the markings to learn which immigrants were detained and why, who they left behind, the address where they were headed and who they were coming to see.
Nov. 30 to
Dec. 11
Castle Closed  to set up  for Holiday Tours.

Dec. 8-11

Gingerbread House Competition Drop Off - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Children aged 6-16 are invited to deliver their homemade gingerbread house to be displayed at Lambert Castle from December 12 to January 3.  The best house(s) will be judged and the winner(s) will receive a prize.  Call ahead before delivery: 973-247-0085 ext. 207.
Dec. 5
PCHS Genealogy Club Holiday Brunch and Silent Auction
10 a.m. at the Clifton Cenior Center, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ.
Dec. 12 to
Jan. 3
Lambert Castle Holiday Tours 1 a.m. to 4 p,m, - Wednesday through Sunday.  Take a tour of Lambert Castle and see the rooms decorated for the holidays.  Regular admission fees apply.  (The Castle will be  closed on Dec. 25th and Jan. lst.)
Dec. 13
Storytelling and Sing-along with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 1 p.m. -3 p,m,  Join us as Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Llambet Castle to tell some stories and sing some holiday songs.  Recommended for children under 10 years old.  Tickets $15 for one adult and one child.  Each additional adult or child is $5.  Limited seating. reservations required.  Call 973-247-0085 Ext. 201 for reservations.
Dec. 25
Closed for the Holiday.
Jan. 1
Closed for the Holiday.
Jan. 6
Regular Museum Tours Commence.
Jan. 9
PCHS Genealogy Club Meeting.  Members Exchange
10 a.m. at Lmbert Castle.  After the business portion of the meeting, members bring projects that they have been working on, family photos, documents or something in their family history that has been passed down through the generations.  The presentations are most informative and entertaining.   
Feb. 12Valentine's Day Masked Ball at Lambert Castle 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Don a mask and join us at Lambert Castle for some dancing.  Light refreshments will be served.  Cash Bar.  Semi-formal attire requested. Tickets $15 per paerson.  No one under twenty-one years will be admitted. Reservations required.  Call 973-247-0085 ext. 201.
Feb. 13
PCHS Genealogy Club Meeting 10 a.m. at Lambert Castle.
Feb. 13
Make  Your Own Victorian Valentine.  1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lambert Castle.  Join us at Lambert Castle and make your own Victorian Style Valentine.  Learn about early Valentine cards and the evolution of the holiday. Regular museum admission applies.
March 12
PCHS Genealogy Club Meeting 10 a.m. at Lambert Castle.
March 19Make Your Own Spring Basket.  1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lambert Castle.  Join us at Lambert Castle and make your own Spring Basket.  Regular museum admission applies.
April 9
PCHS Genealogy Club Meeting 10 a.m. at Lambert Castle.
Apr. 15-17
Lambert Castle Victorian Tea
Join us this spring for our annual Victorian Tea at Lambert Castle.  Seatings at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily with a program Hats through History.  Admission is TBA.  Reservations required.  To reserve a seat call 973-247-0085 ext. 201.
May 4
Annual Meeting.
May 14
PCHS Genealogy Club Meeting 10 a.m. at Lambert Castle.
June 11
PCHS Genealogy Club Bus Trip
(More information to follow)

For information about any of the above meetings or programs, or in the event of inclement weather, please call the office at 973-247-0085.





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