Recipient of the Bergen County 2011 Historic Preservation Commendation Award for the Old Burying Ground
Photo of Old Burying Ground
by Dr. Davis Ross
Upcoming Lectures & Events
All Lectures Are Held at the Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street, Harrington Park, New Jersey 07640 7:30 P.M. - 2nd Floor
All are welcome!
"The Art of Today - The History of Tomorrow!"
A Legacy Project of the HPHS for the 350th Anniversary of the
State of New Jersey
To increase the interest of our community in the arts, to assist all who wish to make an artistic contribution, and to bring the artist and the community-at-large together in a mutually beneficial relationship. To develop, promote, and coordinate the arts at the community level as an expression of Harrington Park’s talents, needs, resources, and aspirations under the auspices of the Harrington Park Historical Society.
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Welcome to the Harrington Park Historical Society - we are glad you are visiting with us on our website! Please browse around our website to learn more about us and what we do.
We hope you will join us for our ten lecture series on various history subjects that range from local to the far away on interesting historical topics. We meet the first Monday of every month, except July and August, in the Harrington Park Public Library, 2nd floor, at 7:30 P.M.
Typically our meetings include a top notch speaker, question and answer segment, followed by a reception where you can greet our guest and enjoy some refreshment. Our lecture series is open to everyone and we do not charge a fee to attend.
In addition to our lectures the Society maintains and preserves two historic cemeteries in Harrington Park, namely; the Perry Cemetery, and the Old Burying Ground. The Perry Cemetery is a small family burial ground located on what was the farm of David Perry (1809-1871). The Old Burying Ground cemetery is part of the land apportioned to Garret Huybertsen Blauvelt, son of one of the original sixteen grantees of the Tappan Patent approved by the Governor of New York in 1686. Although there are believed to be earlier ones, the first known burial was in 1722 and the last in 1905.
Arts Council Concert - March 29, 2020 - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Lynn Street, Harrington Park - 7:00 P.M.
"Tomas Rodriguez: Explorations on Solo Guitar" - Back by popular demand! Mix and Mingle after concert. $10.00 suggested donation.
April 6, 2020 - 7:30 P.M. - General Meeting
Speaker: Mario Medici, Historian, Lecturer, Medici Tours
Topic: “ The History of Sandy Hook & Ft. Hancock”
For almost 200 years, this small barrier spit land played a significant role in the protection of New York Harbor from its discovery by Henry Hudson through the Cold War era. The oldest standing lighthouse in the United States, a military weapons testing site, a top-secret Nike missile site, and today, part of the National Gateway Recreation Area. It’s all here and this slide presentation with its photos, WWII era music, and videos will bring it all to life. Guaranteed to make you feel you are there.
Historical Society Fundraiser
Monday, April 27th - " High Tea & Auction" 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Habitat for Humanity Bergen Restore, 121 Caver Avenue, Westwood, New Jersey. $25.00 per person
Call Renëe Tringali 201-768-0648 for reservations.
Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives - 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg, New York
"Orangetown Suffragist" Exhibit - April 19 - November 22, 2020
Please Note: The Harrington Park Historical Society has loaned several items from their collection for this exhibit; including the WW1 Nurse's Uniform of Vera Allen, a Harrington Park resident Be sure to visit!
Mario Medici is a retired Information Technology executive with 50 years of business experience, 30 of which were with the airline industry. Having traveled the world extensively, and with a love for amateur photography, Mario focuses his lectures on the sights and attractions of New York and New Jersey with a concentration on their historical, architectural, and artistic aspects. Mario currently lectures at Bergen Community College's Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR); clients includes schools, community organizations, libraries, and corporations. Mario is also a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide.