John Fell’s Arrest Reenacted, Sunday, April 28, 11:30am – 3:30pm

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John Fell’s Arrest Reenacted  – plus period dance lessons.

Sunday, April 28,  11:30am – 3:30pm

Join the Friends of the Fell House as we host a day of free  history and Earth Day oriented events.

At 12:30pm and 2:30pm the Heard’s Brigade will reenact John Fell’s historic arrest by the British Loyalists on April 22, 1777, and explain it’s significance.

Eighteenth Century Country dancers will perform and give Dance lessons in period correct costumes!

We’ll also have colonial history activities and Earth Day activities throughout the day.

Antique Appraisal Night – New date Dec 6th – 7-9pm

2018 Dec 6th Antique appraisal night

New date!!
Thursday December 6th, 7-9pm
the historic John Fell House in Allendale is hosting an open house and a free Antique Appraisal Night, featuring Dean Klein,  of Vintage Roots.

Dig through your attic, basement or garage and bring in one or two items for a free and fun appraisal. While you are there at the house, find out more about the upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

Refreshments will be served.

The event runs from 7 to 9pm.


Mistletoe Madness Boutique Saturday Dec 1 – 10am-4pm


2018 Mistletoe Boutique

Visit Allendale’s beautifully decorated historic house and shop from unique local vendors.

Saturday December 1st  from 10am-4pm

A portion of the proceeds will go to the restoration of the John Fell House.

Our vendors include:

Gracie Green – bags
CWAJGA – sweatshirts, t shirt, leggings
Cocoa Lush– Chocolate
The Girls With The Pearls – jewelry
Love Handles– tableware
Olive Branch & Grape Vine olive oils, vinegars and honey
LimeLife By Alcone-lotions and makeup
Main Street Wares custom Christmas ornaments and more
Dol Terra– essential oils
Magyar Designs-handmade sweater, scarfs etc.
Elle & Taylor-jewelry
NYC Connection-wallets, key chain etc.
India Hicks-accessories
Leopard Lilly– accessories

The Northwest Bergen History Coalition Invites you to…Thurs Nov. 1st

The Northwest Bergen History Coalition Invites you to:

A Luncheon and Presentation
by Elaine Weiss

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Thursday, November 1 at 11:30 A.M.
Ramsey Country Club, 105 Lakeside Drive, Ramsey
$50 per person (cash bar)

Book signing at 11:30. Lunch will be served at 12 noon.

Join us as noted author Elaine Weiss shares a moment in history that changed all of our lives. In 1920, after 70 years of struggle begun by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote was near to passing. The amendment had 35 ‘yes’ votes but needed one more. Tennessee was their last chance. That August brought a divergent group of suffragettes “Suffs” to Tennessee, a holdout state that could push the count to 36. They came to confront the “Antis” (women who feared the moral decay of the family and nation) and the Tennessee politicians who did not want women to influence the upcoming election.
Elaine Weiss brings together all the elements of this turbulent time in which ” the core themes of American history-race, class, money, gender, states’ rights, power and democracy -all came to play in Nashville.” Indeed, the original suffragettes for women’s rights had begun as abolitionists working to abolish slavery. Now, descending on Tennessee, later suffragettes- led by Carrie Chapman Catt, Sue White, and Alice Paul, who often differed among themselves, would be challenged by most men and by Josephine Pearson, proud leader of the Tennessee “Antis”.

Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and writer. Her first book, Fruits of Victory:The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War was excerpted in Smithsonian Magazine online and featured on C-Span and public radio stations nationwide. Highly acclaimed by  the New York Times Sunday Book Review, The Woman’s Hour has  been optioned by Amblin TV for adaptation as either a TV movie or a limited series.

See the attached flier for details.

Information: Michelle Dugan 201-995-0171
Send checks payable to: U.S.R. Historical Society, 245 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458


SRYT Halloween “REDRUM” at the Fell House Oct 26th & 27th

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Coming This October: “REDRUM”
An Interactive Haunted Event Inspired By The Mind Of Stephen King​Written By Christopher Barker
​Presented By The RIVERSTAGE Company
​At The Historic John Fell House, Allendale, New Jersey
Friday, October 26th & Saturday, October 27th 

Tour Times:
6:00, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15, 9:00
$20 Adults,  $18 Children 12 & Under and Seniors 55 & Older

Each tour can only take up to 15 guests.

Two tours will leave per hour and will
start at different locations on the property.

This is a guided walking tour. The day of your “haunt” please arrive at your tour time 15 minutes prior tocheck-in and meet with your Guide. Check-in is at Archer United Methodist Church, 37 East Allendale Avenue, Allendale, N.J., 07401.

201-825-8805 or

Do not check-in at the John Fell House! You will be walking north on Franklin Turnpike to the historic John Fell House property where you will travel and experience four plays: “The Shining”, “Carrie”, “It” and “Misery”. Round-trip walking time is 13-15 minutes.  The plays run approximately 45 minutes. Tours may leave up to 15 minutes late  depending on how quickly a previous tour experiences their “haunt”. This experience is not recommended for younger children.