Calendar of Events


Passaic County Historical Society

2017 Upcoming Events


December 13-March 25

Exhibit: Urban / Rural: Landscapes of Passaic by William P. Campbell (1943-1992).
This exhibit is a career spanning retrospective, featuring the landscape paintings of local artist William P. Campbell.. Campbell spent his life painting the landscapes of Northern New Jersey, while working as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service in Passaic. This exhibition of his work focuses on the urban landscape of the City of Passaic. Regular museum admission applies. For more information about William P. Campbell visit

Wednesday March 7

A Journey to China’s 5,000-Years-Old Civilization 7pm at Lambert Castle.

PCHS hosts Shen Yun for this discussion of traditional Chinese culture and the impact it has on the world today. The presentation includes a Chinese Tea Tasting, where the audience can savor a variety of authentic brewed Chinese teas. This program is free and open to the public.

Saturday March 10

Genealogy Club Meeting 10am at Lambert Castle
Program: Floyd Eshbaugh: Illegitimate Son to a Deadbeat Dad.
Lisa Ilowite is a research scientist who has applied scientific research skills to genealogy for over 20 years. Lisa is a member of the DAR, First Families of western Pennsylvania and the International Black Sheep Society. Lisa will present a story that unfolded through her genealogy research.

Friday March 24

Film Viewing/ Closing Reception: 7 pm at Lambert Castle

An Artist Working as a Letter Carrier – William P. Campbell

Join Katrina Delmar as she presents her trans-generational experimental documentary film about her artist father William Campbell. A personal, sometimes funny – sometimes heartbreaking film, it explores themes around art, failure, love, family, and class. Archival footage blended with interviews with Campbell’s family, fellow painters and friends from his early beginnings at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts add color and perspective to this prolific working class artist’s story.

Saturday April 14

Genealogy Club Meeting 10am at Lambert Castle
Program: Timelines: The Family Life Line
For almost 30 years, Sharon Hodges has been a professional genealogist, author & teacher having lectured in NJ, NY, MD,VA & DC. She is a past grader for the National Genealogical Society Home study course & a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Research. Sharon is a member of numerous local & National Genealogy societies, on the Board of Governors of the Virginia Genealogical Society & past president of Mt. Vernon (Virginia) Genealogical Society. Sharon will present how to create a timeline of an ancestor’s life through historical, social & economic background. Timelines make it easy to see facts, relationships & missing information.

Friday April 27-Sunday April 29

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 musical performance by the Four Old Parts. Admission $45. Reservations required. To reserve a seat call (973)247-0085 ext. 201