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Upper Saddle River Museum Offers 'Summer Sundays'

Here are two of the outfits that will be on display at the Hopper-Goetschius House Museum, starting July 3.
Here are two of the outfits that will be on display at the Hopper-Goetschius House Museum, starting July 3. Photo Credit: Borough of Upper Saddle River Facebook

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. -- You can get to know Lizzie Goetschius at the Hopper-Goetschius House Museum with the museum's "Summer Sundays." The museum will be open every Sunday in July and August, from 2-4 p.m., and there will be a special activity for children or a demonstration.

Lizzie Goetschius was the last resident of the Hopper-Goetschius House, and a new exhibit will be on display throughout the summer, featuring her clothing through the decades, early postcards, dance cards and notes. She'd come to the house as a bride in 1910 and remained there for over 70 years.

Her exhibit will debut on July 3, and blacksmith Gaspar Lesnik will be at his forge, as well.

On Sunday, July 10, the museum will have its ribbon-cutting for the newly-restored Packer & Sons buggy. It came from the Terhune barn on the corner of Lake Street and the West Road. It was in bad shape, but the label on the rear -- saying it was made at Packer & Sons, in Saddle River -- made it worth restoring.

Kids can also go on a scavenger hunt, looking for specific objects in the barn that relate to transportation before the automobile. Refreshments will be served.

For a more information, visit the Upper Saddle River Historical Society website or call Althea Gardner at 201-327-7807 or Kay Yeomans @ 201-327-2236.

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