Calendar of Events

Passaic County Historical Society

2019 Upcoming Events

Thursday August 29

Children’s Book Reading At Lambert Castle, 1pm, at Lambert Castle

Calling all families. Come to Lambert Castle on Thursday August 29th for a very special visit from local children’s author Kathleen Kellaigh. Come early and explore the museum for an hour with our family friendly scavenger hunt or stay after the presentation. Kathleen will read from her book, The Griftamouse and the Stardragon in Lambert Castle’s atrium at 1pm. This first book in the Slamto Carracas series, features YOUR art as the co-star! The fantastical characters, landscapes and epic battles are different in each person’s mind. Nurture your creative talent as you enjoy the heartwarming tale. Copies will be available at the event and Kathleen would be happy to sign them! Regular museum admission will apply.

A resident of Clifton, Kathleen Kellaigh directs, acts, teaches and writes. She is also the co-founder for ATC Studios. She was on the soap opera GUIDING LIGHT for a few years, appeared on other TV shows and films, and has traveled the world acting on stage. Copies of Kathleen’s book are available on Balboa Press,

For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at

Sunday September 8

***The  Double Entendre Music Ensemble concert is cancelled.***

Lambert Castle Concert Series: 5 p.m at Lambert Castle.
Founded in 2005, Double Entendre Music Ensemble is a collective of like-minded musicians devoted to adventurous exploration of the double reed repertoire. Noted for its first-rate musicianship and creativity, the Ensemble illuminates classics, revives neglected music, and commissions new works for these soulful instruments. From concert halls to beer halls, in churches and bookstores, schools and parks, Double Entendre reaches a diverse audience wherever engaged listeners are found. Double Entendre Music Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at Tickets $15

Tuesday September 10

PCHS Annual Beefsteak: 6:30p.m. at the Brownstone (351 West Broadway, Paterson). A fun-filled evening of food and good company. Proceeds benefit the Passaic County Historical Society. Reservations are required. Ticket price $60. Reservations required.

Saturday September 14, 2019

Genealogy Club Meeting 10am at Clifton Library- 292 Piaget AV. Clifton, NJ 07011

“Navigating Ships Manifest”-presented by Toni Mc Keen Find out what information is needed to locate manifests, find the markings to learn which immigrants were detained & why & who they left behind. The address where they were headed & who they were coming to see.

Saturday October 12, 2019

Genealogy Club Meeting 10am at Clifton Library 292 Piaget Av. Clifton, NJ                                         

Census 201” – presented by Elizabeth Lynch Focuses on problems that take researchers those first few steps beyondbasic skills.    

Saturday October 19

Kid’s Harvest and History Day—the Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Castle: 3p.m.-6 p.m. at Lambert Castle on the lawn. Usher in the Autumn with the Passaic County Historical Society with history, food and fun fall children’s activities. The day concludes at 5:30 pm as we read a version of Washington Irving’s classic story and sing some Halloween songs. You might even have a chance to meet the Headless Horseman in person! Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. Recommended for children age 3-12 years. Donations requested. NO RAIN DATE

Friday November 1

Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique- Wine and Cheese Preview Night: 5p.m.-10p.m. at Lambert Castle. Usher in the Holiday Season with us. Enjoy wine and snacks as you preview the goodies at this year’s Holiday Boutique. Tickets are $15 (includes two return visits). Reserve tickets to guarantee admission.

Saturday November 9, 2019                

Genealogy Club Meeting 10am at Clifton Library 292 Piaget Av. Clifton, NJ

Floyd Eshbaugh FOUND! And more…”Lisa Ilowite

This presentation is a follow up to “Floyd Eshbaugh: Illegitimate Son to Deadbeat Dad.” Thanks to a fellow researcher who found Floyd after 1917, many documents chronicle his continued bad behavior and its effects on later generations. If you liked hearing about Floyd’s earlier exploits, you’ll love hearing about his later years and his descendants!

Saturday and Sunday November 2-3

Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique Opening Weekend
The boutique offers shoppers an assortment of festive holiday gifts, jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, collectibles and gourmet food in the historic atmosphere and ambiance of Lambert Castle. Join us opening weekend. Doors open 10 a.m. to 5 pm. Opening weekend admission is $7, including two return visits.

November 6-December 1

32nd Annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique
The boutique offers shoppers an assortment of festive holiday gifts, jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, collectibles and gourmet food in the historic atmosphere and ambiance of Lambert Castle. Open Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 pm. (Closed Thanksgiving Day). No strollers or carriages, please. Admission is $6 and includes two return visits.


Wednesday November 13

Quarterly Meeting 7 p.m., at the Louis Bay II Library, 345 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

A short business meeting of the Society followed by the Civil Rights Movement, presented by Mario Medici. The civil rights movement was a struggle by African Americans in the mid-1950s to late 1960s to achieve civil rights equal to those of whites. No social or political movement of the twentieth century has had as profound an effect on the legal and political institutions of the United States. Learn how this movement sought to restore to African Americans the rights of citizenship guaranteed by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, which had been eroded by segregationist Jim Crow Laws in the South. The program is free admission and open to the public.

Saturday December 7, 2019
Genealogy Club Holiday Continental Breakfast and Silent Auction
Location to be announced
Please bring your gently used items (in excellent condition, of course) bring something new or re-gift an unwanted item. Whatever you donate to the auction will be much appreciated and will add to the fun. Reservations required, members