Ogdensburg Historical Society


OFFICERS: 1/1/22 – 12/31/23
PRESIDENT: Candice Horner – 973-271-9405
VICE-PRESIDENT: Jane Krueger – 973-670-3669
SECRETARY: Christine Dabrowski – 973-827-7756
Treasurer: Megan McMullin – 973-827-3154

TRUSTEES (exp of term):
Dominic Zampella 12/31/22 973-827-5375
Mark McFadden 12/31/22 973-827-6332
Bill Washer 12/31/23 973-209-4694
Candice Horner 12/31/23 973-271-9405
Dion Derkach 12/31/24 908-458-3581
John F. Kibildis 12/31/24 973-827-4968

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

Board of trustee meeting dates 2022
Meetings start at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, february 16
Wednesday, may 4
Wednesday, august 17
Wednesday, november 9

Quarterly general membership meetings dates 2022
Meetings start at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 16
Saturday, June 4 @ Sterling Hill Mine & Museum @ 5:00 PM
Wednesday, September 7
Monday, December 5


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

The Ogdensburg Historical Society (OHS) is a nonprofit and non-partisan organization formed, not only to ascertain and preserve the history of Ogdensburg, NJ, 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 Zinc Mine, the case was originally located 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 during local 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 and it showcases donated Ogdensburg memorabilia to include: postcards of old Ogdensburg; the school history and graduation pictures; a display of the zinc mill operations; a scale model of the mine’s hoist; Ogden family history; and much, much more! There is a display of Thomas A. Edison memorabilia to honor the ten years he spent mining iron ore at the old Ogden Mine on Sparta Mountain. The OHS 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