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Arts & Museums
Popularly known as the Harmony Hall, the Jacob Sloat House is a house of wood. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, this was formerly a residence, an elder care home and was finally bought over by the Town of Ramapo. The plans to transform it into a house museum are underway.
The historic Van Allen House was built in 1740 for local farmer Hendrik Van Allen. Located off U.S Highway 202, the house has served as a headquarter to George Washington in July 1777, during the Revolutionary War. Now managed and operated by Oakland Historical Society, the house serves as a museum preserving various artifacts and ephemera pertaining to the war and the era. Open to public on the third Sunday of every month, between 1p and 4p, the Van Allen House makes for an interesting and informative visit.
New Jersey Children's Museum is a must-visit recreational activity for kids. Located in Paramus, it features over 20 interactive exhibits as well as organizes cultural programs and events. The indoor playground features life size features where kids can let their imagination expand. From taking a helicopter ride and climbing a fire truck, to playing in a sandbox or dollhouse. They can also engage in story time and art activities, or ring in a birthday celebration.
The Peter DePew House is predominantly a historical property that also features in the National Register of Historic Places. Dating back to the Revolutionary War era, this house was owned by Isaac DePew. This Dutch sandstone home is now a part of the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives. Check website for details.
The Butler Museum is ably operated by the iconic Butler Historical Society. It earlier stood as a railroad station known as the New York Susquehanna and Western Railroad Station. It was constructed in 1872. The museum site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The entire station museum site is spread over 1.2 acres (0.49 hectares) of area. It primarily focuses on the borough's social, cultural and industrial history through its collections. The structuring depicts the Stick/Eastlake style of architecture.
The distinguished Edward Hopper Birthplace and Boyhood Home is situated at Nyack in New York. It is a historic home and carries immense monumental significance. It was constructed in 1858 and is now known as the Edward Hopper House Art Center. House of artist, Edward Hopper, this structure was incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
A distinguished landmark in Northern New Jersey, the Lambert Castle is situated in the Garret Mountain Reservation in Passiac County. It was built in 1892 as home to Catholina Lambert, and stands in great relevance to the castles in Great Britain. The structure follows the Medieval Revival architectural style. It was utilized to serve as an administrative office until 1936 with one room dedicated to the Passiac County Museum. Widespread European and American paintings and sculptures are organized in a stellar manner with the castle as a backdrop. The museum concentrates more on age-old period rooms, possessions that depict the castle’s past as well as folk art exhibition galleries. On the whole, the castle is grandeur personified.
Constructed in 1892 as the private residence of a young English immigrant eager to re-create the magnificent castles of his homeland, the Belle Vista, also known as Lambert Castle, is a marvelous beauty built in the Medieval Revival style. Today, the castle is owned by the Passaic County Historical Society who have converted the building's four floors into a historical museum and library. A must-visit if you want to experience the look and feel of a true English castle.
The McVikar House was constructed way back in 1853 and is currently serving the community as the Irvington History Center. This home was originally owned by Reverend John McVickar, and is incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places.
Popularly known as the Ever Rest home and studio, it is the home of Jasper F. Corpsey. Spread over 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of land, this Pointed Style architecture, currently stands as a museum. Exhibiting the beauties and artifacts found from Jasper F. Corpsey and all the stunning collection and the exhibitions of his art work which is found in his Gallery of Art, the exclusive work with the artistic painting nature are all visible here.
Hudson River Museum, with its six galleries and a planetarium, is one of the largest in Westchester, New York. The name indicates the prime interest of the museum, that is the Hudson River and its environs, including the plant and animal life. The Yonker City Hall collection of the 19th Century became a part of this museum after its construction. It also includes paintings, sculptures, graphics, furniture and other artifacts. Events can be held at the museum cafe, auditorium and courtyard.
Overlooking the Hudson River and housed in the Hebrew Home for the Aged, the Judaica Museum recounts 150 years of Jewish history and includes some 800 artifacts representative of traditional ceremonies held in synagogues and homes. The museum offers a variety of cultural and educational programs including films, a library, lectures and courses. Be sure to wander through the rest of the retirement home: you'll see the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Van Gogh on the walls, all originals.