Open Every Sunday from 1pm – 5pm

Phone:
201-445-1804

Address:
330 Paramus Road Paramus NJ 07652

If you would like to set up a Private Group Tour, give us a call and we will be happy to accommodate you!

Bill

About Bill Leaver

Bill Leaver has been associated with the Behnke Museum since it opened in 2003. He was named as Director/Curator in 2013.
28 02, 2022

PARAMUS BICENTENNIAL QUILT

2022-02-28T11:17:46-05:00

In 1976, in honor of the country's 200th anniversary, Paramus established a Bicentennial Commission  to plan events throughout the year. One commission member Judy Jonas, was a amateur quilter who organized this quilt.  Schools, the library, fire & police, scouting troops, and other civic organizations contributed patches to the quilt

PARAMUS BICENTENNIAL QUILT2022-02-28T11:17:46-05:00
7 02, 2022

NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER

2022-02-07T10:41:49-05:00

This photo shows the very first building built 100 years ago for Bergen Pines County Hospital now known as New Bridge Medical Center.  It is said to have contained 30 beds and to have been constructed in 3 weeks. 

NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER2022-02-07T10:41:49-05:00
24 01, 2022

FABER CEMENT BLOCK COMPANY

2022-01-24T10:56:06-05:00

The cement building blocks produced by this company were the standard set by many architects who specified that they be used on their projects. The company was located on Route 17 in the area where the Dick's Sporting Goods Store and Michael's are currently located. 

FABER CEMENT BLOCK COMPANY2022-01-24T10:56:06-05:00
29 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY ROUTE 2 – NOW ROUTE 17

2021-11-29T10:53:20-05:00

Designated in 1920 as NJ17N, a road from Newark to Suffern, NY, it was named Route 2 in 1928.  It  was renamed Route 17 in 1942 for defense purposes during World War II.  .  The original cloverleaf was completed in 1932 and was then replaced by the flyover ramps we see today in 1998

NEW JERSEY ROUTE 2 – NOW ROUTE 172021-11-29T10:53:20-05:00
22 11, 2021

OLD PARAMUS POLICE HEADQUARTERS

2021-11-22T10:38:25-05:00

This building was a one room school house until Paramus built 2 new schools in 1944.  Now used as the Charles E. Reid Branch Library that opened in June of 1994, the photo shows the sign over the entrance when it was used as Paramus Police Headquarters and Paramus Court.

OLD PARAMUS POLICE HEADQUARTERS2021-11-22T10:38:25-05:00
1 11, 2021

TRAUTWEIN AIRPORT

2021-11-01T10:31:11-04:00

Biplanes were popular at the airport located on Passaic Street at the Paramus/Rochelle Park border in the early 1930's.

TRAUTWEIN AIRPORT2021-11-01T10:31:11-04:00
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