Thursday, May 16, 2013
Exhibit will be open at the Van Riper-Hopper House Museum until May 30.
The Wayne Teen Historic Preservation Club has set up an exhibit of clothing from the 1800s and early 1900s at the Van Riper-Hopper House Museum. The exhibit runs until May 30. It is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays and on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; admission is free but donations are accepted. The clothing collections are owned by the Wayne’s Township’s museum, and come from several sources, including the Colfax family. “The members of the Wayne Teen Historic Preservation Clubhad fun setting up this exhibit and learned something fashion of the past," said Carol D’Alessandro, coordinator the museum. Teens from Wayne and other towns can join the club by contacting 973-694-7192. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Residents need to pay $60 to use a plot to grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs.
Plots are still available to rent in the Wayne Community Garden. Each 35 square-foot plot costs $60 to rent for the year. Plots are raised beds of soil in a fenced-in area at the Van Riper Hopper House museum. Residents can plant vegetables, flowers, or herbs in their plot. Residents may not use pesticides. A committee of residents has overseen the project and constructed the garden. Victor Alfieri, a sustainability advocate who is running for a seat on the council in this year’s election, spearheaded the project. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
State could appropriate $9,500 to help preserve historic house.
More than $9,000 could be appropriated to help preserve the Van Riper-Hopper House if the state Legislature approves a slew of Historic Preservation Grants. The Christie administration has included 37 preservation projects that would receive $1.4 million in matching grant funding, including Van Riper-Hopper House. The recommendations must go before the Garden State Preservation Trust for ratification before heading to the Legislature for approval. The house is one of the oldest buidings in New Jersey. The Dutch Colonial was built in 1786. Funding for the 2012 grant round is coming from the Garden State Preservation Trust Fund, which was created to preserve open space, farmland and historic sites with money raised through voter-approved …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Here are a few things we're working on this week for Wayne Patch.
Here is a sample of what we’re working on this week for Wayne Patch. Residents can sign up to help create the garden at town hall Monday. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Sign up being held at town hall at 10 a.m. Work on the public project slated to begin in early April.
Residents can sign up to help create the township’s first community garden at the municipal building on Monday at 10 a.m. The garden project, spearheaded by sustainability advocate and resident Victor Alfieri, will give residents the chance to grow fresh, organic vegetables and flowers without the use of pesticides. Volunteers are needed to help create the garden on April 5, 6, and 7 beginning at 8 a.m. The garden will be located at the Van Riper-Hopper House museum on Berdan Avenue. Alfieri successfully fought and won a court case to keep hens on his property. He is also heading up a project to help the local bat population thrive. For more information, visit Alfieri’s website.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Here's a sample of what we're working on this week for Wayne Patch.
Here are a few of the things we’re working on this week for Wayne Patch. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Van Riper-Hopper House hosting kid-friendly Halloween themed events.
The following Halloween-themed events for children are taking place at the Van Riper-Hopper House Museum this month. Paint-a-Pumpkin, Oct. 20 and 21, noon to 4 p.m. The cost to attend is $7, which includes painting supplies. The tale of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will be told on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. There is a local connection to the story that will be talked about too. The event is free to attend. For more information, call Carol D'Alessandro at 973-694-7192. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Adriana Mariella interns at the Van Riper-Hopper House museum. A lover of research, Mariella enjoys telling others about their ancestors.
Adriana Mariella doesn’t just enjoy history. For her, watching the occasional documentary on The History Channel just won’t do. Mariella lives for the subject. Mariella, a Wayne resident and student at Boston College, volunteered at the Van Riper-Hopper House this summer. The house is one of a few historic sites in Wayne. She also spends time at the New York City Library buried in books from the 1700s and 1800s. “Anyplace where I can dig into something that was made in the 1700s, that someone held in their hand, that’s amazing,” Mariella said. “I enjoy that so much.” When she walks down the street and sees an old church or building, she thinks about the people who lived or spent time in that building. Other people might not give it a …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Activity is part of Hand Sewing of the Past series at Van Riper Hopper House.
Residents can participate in some Irish-themed fun in March at the Sew-a-Shamrock program at the Van Riper-Hopper House Museum March 7 and 14. Participants will hand sew a felt heart pillow. The event is for children 8 years old and older; adults may also attend the activity and help the children re-thread their needles. The activity costs $10 to attend and reservations are required. To register, contact Vivian Burns So You Sewing and Creative Design Studio via soyoustudio.com. She will contact you on how to submit payments. For more information, call the museum at 973=694-7192.