Thursday, February 16, 2012

"When We Were Bloomfield"

Hard to imagine that Glen Ridge's businesses, public works, schooling efforts and social events were intertwined with the neighboring Township of Bloomfield for most of the 19th century. But Glen Ridge ended its relationship with Bloomfield with a contentious secession in 1895.

Want to find out more?

The Glen Ridge Historical Society and Town Historian, Sally Meyer, will host, “When We Were Bloomfield,” a presentation explaining the reasons behind the separation of these municipalities. The event will be held at 7:30 P.M. on February 16 in Robinson Hall at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave. The event is in recognition of the 2012 bicentennial celebration of the Township of Bloomfield.
The presentation is free and open to the general public. If you can't make it, an interesting
summary can be found here.

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