OFFICERS: 1/1/20 TO 12/31/21:
PRESIDENT – Candice Horner – 973-271-9405
VICE-PRESIDENT – John F. Kibildis – 973-827-4698
SECRETARY – Christine Dabrowski – 973-827-7756
TREASURER – Megan Macmullin – 973-827-3154
TRUSTEES (exp of term):
Dominic Zampella – 12/31/22 – 973-209-5375
Mark McFadden – 12/31/22 – 973-271-6332
Bill Washer – 12/31/20 – 973-827-4694
Candy Horner – 12/31/20 – 973-827-9405
Dion Derkach – 12/31/21 – 973-827-5458
Christine Dabrowski – 12/31/21 – 973-827-7756
MUSEUM CURATORIAL COMMITTEE:
John F. Kibildis
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING DATES 2020:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 – 7:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 – 7:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 – 7:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 – 7:00 P.M
QUARTERLY GENERAL MEETING DATES 2020:
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 – 7:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, JUNE PICNIC – TBA-JUNE 6?
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 – 7:00 P.M.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 – 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
- 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