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Due to impending severe weather, we will be closed today Oct 16th. Come back this weekend for Open House NYC!

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Our Beginning

Built is 1709 by the Vander-Ende’s the Vander-Ende Onderdonk house is the oldest Dutch colonial stone house in New York City. After a serious fire in 1975, local residents rallied to save the structure from demolition, forming the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and still maintained by the GRHS.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society is to preserve the past and enrich our future through events and programming that engages our community through history.


The Vander-Ende Onderdonk House, where history meets community!


With two acres of beautiful gardens and historic architecture, the Vander-Ende Onderdonk House is a gem on the boarder of Ridgewood and Bushwick. We are open Wednesday from 3-7pm and Saturday and Sundays from 1-5pm. We are also available for private and public events and school groups.

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Get Involved

We accept volunteers regardless of skill level we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school . Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for upkeep of the house, programs and outreach.

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