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Welcome to Bergen County’s Junior Historian Passport Program!  This educational program is meant for students from grades 3 through 8. It was produced by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, Department of Parks, working in partnership with Bergen County Commissioner Tracy Silna Zur and her annual summer internship program, which brings college and high school students into County government to work on community-based projects. The guide has also been reviewed by a task force of teachers organized through the Office of the County Superintendent of Schools.

Bergen County is a treasure trove of wonderful historic locations and information spanning the time periods from before the American Revolution up to present day. Nine of these sites are owned by Bergen County, while others are maintained by local historic groups or associations.

The passport program allows students to follow five different pathways through the County. With a need for virtual educational activities that help to support and reinforce at-home learning, we hope students and families will take virtual tours of these sites via the internet and complete as many of the activities as they can. Tie-ins to New Jersey’s Social Studies standards are listed at the end of the program guide. Whether in-person or virtually, we want students and families to experience all the history Bergen County has to offer.

These activities can be scanned and forwarded to the Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs in care of Vivian Davis (, the Division’s Assistant Recreational Supervisor. Students who have completed the activities will be rewarded a Junior Historian’s certificate.

Thank you for your interest in Bergen County’s history!

Cynthia Forster


Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs

Click to view the Junior Historian's Guide to Bergen County

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Elizabeth Shepard



 Bergen County Department of Parks

One Bergen County Plaza • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7275