|Snake Fence - a zig-zag fence of split rails once common in this area was added to the
property north of the Van Riper Tice barn. The project was completed in 2001 with the
help of Will Mazzuto and the vision of John Kroner and Joanne Lombardo.
|Van Riper-Tice Barn is one of the remaining examples of a New World Dutch Barn, this
building was erected about 1800 by the Van Riper Family on their farm on West Saddle
River Road (near the Cultural Center.) It was later owned for many years by Harmon Tice.
In 1989 it was scheduled to be demolished to make way for a development - the Historical
Society dismantled it, moved it to the Museum grounds, and had it restored and rebuild on its
|The Privy or Outhouse was in use at the
Hopper-Goetschius House until 1962 when
plumbing was installed in the house.
|For more history on the HOPPER-GOETSCHIUS HOUSE
|ARTICLE from the Town Journal
Feb. 25, 2010
| The Ramsey Sayre house was moved to the grounds in 1999 to become
part of the museum complex. This is the oldest existing frame house in Upper
Saddle River, a good example of a tenant house common on farms in this area.
The Ramsey Sayre house belonged to William Ramsey the grandfather of
Kate Fisher Goetschius, mother of Steve Goetschius, who lived in the Hopper
Goetschius house for many years.