Van Allen House

Oakland Historical Society


Committed To Preserving Our Local Heritage.

Many interesting and informative activities are being planned for the coming Society year.  In each month the Van Allen House is open for tours and events usually on the third Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  Our Society Quilters meet on the first and third Thursday. 

The traditional Dutch Christmas celebrates this area's Dutch devotion to St. Nicholas.  Come to meet our Sinterklaus at the House in December.

Certainly we must celebrate the birthday of George Washington since he really did stay at our Dutch farmhouse July of 1777. Authentic copies of his letter to the Second Continental Congress and Orders of the Day written from the " Van Aulen" homestead can be purchased from the society.

The Borough is working with the Ramapough Conservancy on the preservation of the site. Anyone interested in assisting in that effort should contact them at 973-204-6844, or by clicking below:

Ramapough Conservancy on Facebook

Oakland Historical Society Stream House Project

Brief History of the Stream House

Oakland Historical Society
P.O. Box 296
Oakland, New Jersey 07436
Phone: 201-405-7726

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The Papers of George Washington - See if you can locate the paper penned from General Washington's stay at the Van Allen House.  Copies of these paper's are available for sale by the Historical Society

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