Preserving Our Local Heritage.
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.
Dutch Christmas celebrates this area's Dutch devotion to St.
Nicholas. Come to meet our Sinterklaus at the House in December.
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
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
History of the Stream House
P.O. Box 296
Oakland, New Jersey
Historical Society Membership Application
Oakland Historical Society Website
Oakland Historical Society Pictures
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
to Oakland Organizations