Calendar of Events


Passaic County Historical Society

2017 Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 10

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 $60. Reservations required.

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Saturday, October 14

Genealogy Club Meeting 10 a.m. Held at Clifton Library (292 Piaget Ave. Clifton)
Diving Deeper into Genetic Genealogy, presented by professional genealogist, Melissa Johnson. Learn more than basics about DNA and how it can be useful to supplement the traditional paper trail for genealogical research. Discover more about using the testing companies’ websites to analyze and compare test results.

Saturday, October 14

Harvest Festival and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Castle: 3p.m.-6 p.m. at Lambert Castle on the lawn. Usher in the Autumn with the Passaic County Historical Society with history, food, and fun fall activities. The day concludes at 5:30 pm 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. NO RAIN DATE

Wednesday, November 1

Quarterly Meeting 7 p.m. Location TBA Business meeting of the Society followed by a presentation by author Rick Geffken about his newest publication Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore. Geffken and his co-author George Severini used their publication to bring together rarely seen images from the Library of Congress, local historical societies, and private collections to document how the Jersey Shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The program is free and open to the public.

Friday, November 3

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.

Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th

Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique Opening Weekend
The boutique offers shoppers an assortment of festive holiday gifts, jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, collectibles and gourmet food in the historic atmosphere and ambiance of Lambert Castle. Join us opening weekend. Doors open 10 a.m. to 5 pm. Opening weekend admission is $7, including two return visits.

November 8-26

30th 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.

Saturday November 11

Genealogy Club Meeting 10 a.m. Held at the North Jersey Federal Credit Union (711 Union Blvd. Totowa)
Emerald Isle Express: Researching Irish Ancestors presented by Rich Venezia, a professional genealogist who is a member of the Genealogy Roadshow research team. Discover the variety of Irish record sets available, new ideas for determining an Irish place of origin, and how to learn the stories of your Irish Ancestors.

Saturday December 9

Genealogy Club Meeting 10 a.m. at Lambert Castle
Holiday Continental Breakfast and Silent Auction
More information to follow.

Sunday December 10

Storytelling and Sing-along with Santa and Mrs. Claus 1 p.m.- 3p.m. Join us as Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Lambert 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.

December 13- January 7

Lambert Castle Holiday Tours 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. Take a tour around Lambert Castle and see the rooms decorated for the holidays. Regular admission fees apply.

Saturday January 13

Genealogy Club Meeting 10 a.m. Held at Clifton Library (292 Piaget Ave. Clifton)
Genealogy Exchange. Bring your special family photos, keepsakes and other treasures
to share with members and other guests.

Wednesday February 1

Quarterly Meeting 7 p.m., at Lambert Castle. Business meeting of the Society followed by a historical program. Program to be announced. Free and open to the public. Visit for more details.

Friday February 9

Valentine’s Day Masked Ball at Lambert Castle 7p.m.- 11 p.m. Don a mask and join us at Lambert Castle for some dancing. Light refreshment will be served. Cash Bar. Semi-formal attire requested. Tickets $25 per person. No one under twenty-one years will be admitted. Reservations required. Call (973)247-0085 ext 201.

Saturday February 10

Genealogy Club Meeting 10am at Lambert Castle-Program: Ask the Questions-Informal Workshop. Are you just beginning, need to organize your files, find different type of records, learn to utilized genealogy sites. Several stations will be setup around the room for our seasoned genealogists to assist you with your questions.

Saturday February 10

Make your own Victorian Valentine 1p.m.-4p.m. at Lambert Castle. Join us at Lambert Castle on Valentine’s Day and make your own Victorian style Valentine. Learn about early Valentine cards and the evolution of the holiday. Regular museum admission applies.