Monday, April 19, 2021

Chwame Gischuch: Under the Shad Moon, The Lenape New Year - 4/25/21

Chwame Gischuch: Under the Shad Moon, The Lenape New Year

Join the Bergen County Historical Society as they celebrate Chwame Gischuch: Under the Shad Moon, The Lenape New Year on Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main Street, River Edge, New Jersey.

Primitive Technologist Steve Adams will be giving a talk on Fiber and Stone in Prehistoric Hackensack Valley. During his open-air presentation, he will also demonstrate the hardware which provided for food, clothing, and shelter with comfort in pre-contact cultures.

On display for viewing in the Steuben House will be an exhibit featuring BCHS’s collections of New Netherland and Jersey Dutch artifacts as well as selections from BCHS’s extensive Native American collection.

Stop by the Westervelt-Thomas Barn to see a broom making demonstration and be sure to visit with the blacksmith on site to see what he is making.

Do not forget to visit the society’s authentic Jersey Dutch out-kitchen to see shad and corn being prepared by BCHS interpreters.

Refreshments will be available for purchase outside the tavern and the gift shop will be open as well.

Children’s activities include corn husk doll making, seed planting, and a scavenger hunt with a prize.

Face masks are required and please practice social distancing by staying 6 feet apart. The society also asks that visitors fill out a COVID form which is available on their website prior to this event. Extra copies will be available at the site.

Ticket reservations are required: $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free

Free parking available on site or take the train to “New Bridge Landing” on the Pascack Valley Line. Dogs are permitted on site on a leash.

For event and talk reservations visit the society’s website For more information, email or call 201-343-9492 (leave a message). The event subject to change.

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