Calendar of Events


Passaic County Historical Society

2017 Upcoming Events


Friday and Saturday, July 21-22

Shakespeare at the Castle
The Passaic County Historical Society will host ATC Studios’ Summer Shakespeare Conservatory for three performances at Lambert Castle on July 21st at 7pm in the Atrium of the Castle, and July 22nd at 3pm and 5pm on the Castle lawn. Tickets for Friday night are $10. Outside is free on Saturday, but reserved lawn seating is available for $10 (only patrons who reserve are guaranteed inside seating in the case of rain).

Sunday, July 23

The Lambert Castle Concert Series: Annamaria Stefanelli and Rory Angelicola present, An Afternoon of Italian Opera Plus

Lyric Soprano Annamaria Stefanelli returns to Lambert Castle with Tenor Rory Angelicola to present a program filled a program filled with operatic favorites, ranging from Italian arias and duets to favorite American classics.

Wednesday, August 2

Quarterly Meeting 7 p.m. Lambert Castle. Business meeting of the Society followed by Theodore Roosevelt: “American in the Arena” When President McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt bounded into Washington, D.C. as the youngest President in American history. Bringing his vigorous persona (and his boisterous family) to the White House, “TR” helped catapult the U.S. into a new century. Free admission. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Saturday, September 9

Genealogy Club Meeting 10 a.m. Held at Clifton Library (292 Piaget Ave. Clifton)
Military Records at the NJ Archives- Colonial period through WWI. Catherine Medich (Reference Archivist at NJ Archives) will discuss the military holdings available at the NJ Archives in Trenton, NJ.

Thursday, August 10

Where do I come from?: Family History for Kids 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Lambert Castle
Join us for an afternoon of family history activities with our librarian. Learn how to make your own family tree, take an oral history quiz and learn how to start a family archive. Free with regular admission.

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.

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.