May 22, 2019

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Ogdensburg Historical Society


OFFICERS: 1/1/18 TO 12/31/19:
PRESIDENT – Candice Horner
VICE-PRESIDENT – John F. Kibildis
SECRETARY – Christine Dabrowski
TREASURER – Megan Macmullin

TRUSTEES (exp of term):
Dominic Zampella – 12/31/19
Mark McFadden – 12/31/19
Bill Washer – 12/31/20
Candy Horner – 12/31/20
Dion Derkach – 12/31/21

MUSEUM CURATORIAL COMMITTEE:
John F. Kibildis
Christine Dabrowski
Mark McFadden
Dion Derkach
Candy Horner

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING DATES 2019:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 7:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 7:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 7:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 7:00 P.M

QUARTERLY GENERAL MEETING DATES 2019:
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 7:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, JUNE PICNIC TBA-JUNE 1?
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 7:00 P.M.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 7:00 P.M.


Individual Membership  $12 per Year
Family Membership  $18 per Year
Life Membership  $50 per person

The Ogdensburg Historical Society is a nonprofit and non-partisan organization formed, not only to ascertain and preserve the history of Ogdensburg, N.J., but also to foster the education and enjoyment of its residents and visitors.  The OHS obtained grant monies in 1988, and 1989 to refurbish the 1910 school addition/ firehouse to be converted into the Old Schoolhouse/ Firehouse Museum, the society’s headquarters.The museum’s first floor lobby holds a display case of minerals from the Ogdensburg’s Zinc Mine that was originally in the grade school.  The fire truck bays contain the Ogdensburg Fire Department’s retired 1935 and 1959 American La France pumper trucks.  These fire trucks can still be seen at parades.  In June of 2006, the bays were dedicated in memory of William “Doly” Dolan and Joseph Fitzgibbons Sr..  These men were former students, OFD fire chiefs, and OHS charter members and vice-presidents all within the walls of this building.  We will be adding more OFD memorabilia in the future.The second floor serves as a meeting hall for the society’s meetings and its showcases hold donated Ogdensburg memorabilia from: postcards of old Ogdensburg; the school history and graduation pictures; a display of the zinc mill operation;  a scale model of the mine’s hoist; Ogden family history; old borough was seals to Odd Fellows ribbons.  The second floor also contains a small room of  Thomas A. Edison memorabilia to honor the ten years Edison spent mining iron ore at the old Ogden Mine on Sparta Mountain.The Ogdensburg Historical Society does not purchase memorabilia, everything on display has been donated or is on loan to the Museum.  You may speak to any of the officers or trustees about giving or lending memorabilia.

Old Schoolhouse and 
Firehouse Museum

Museum

  • Built in 1910 as an addition to the 1872 school
  • 1930-1972 served as Firehouse
  • Dedicated as museum – April 1, 1989
  • Dedicated as a town historic site – June 10, 2006
  • Sussex County Historic Site dedication – July 12, 2008