This June marks the 50th Anniversary of the Friends of the Hermitage

Come join all of us as we celebrate this historic achievement

How It All Started

On January 21st, 1972 in the Education Building of the Old Paramus Reformed Church some 200 people decided to form the Friends of the Hermitage, an organization that would protect the historic house and its contents, run fundraisers, donations, and begin restorations. Through their efforts over the years, the friends were able to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, save the 1892 John Rosencrantz house from demolition, and fully restore the house to its original state, the beautiful home as we see it today.

50th Anniversary Celebration


  • Sun Valley Farms
  • 800 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430


  • June 11th, 2022
  • 12PM – Noon VIP Reception
  • 1PM – Lunch and Tours begin

Sun Valley Farm

  • Enjoy an exclusive tour of Sun Valley Farm, Bergen County’s first and largest preserved farm land
  • Explore curated exhibits
  • See historic cars & tractors
  • See the Sun Valley Farm Bee Keeping station
  • Much, much more!

Dr. Sherri Burr

We are proud to announce Dr. Sherri Burr, a direct descendent of Aaron Burr, the Third Vice President of the United States as our Special Guest of Honor!

Dr. Burr is Third Vice President of the Aaron Burr
Association, is the author of over two dozen books. Her 27th book,
Complicated Lives: Free Blacks in Virginia: 1619-1865 (Carolina
Academic Press, 2019), was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in
History. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Princeton University,
and Yale Law School, Dr. Burr was the recipient of a Monticello
Fellowship to work on her book. After co-spearheading the Aaron Burr
Association Headstone Project recognizing John Pierre Burr as the son
of Aaron Burr, she was invited to write about both men for the
Princeton and Slavery Project: Princeton & Slavery – Aaron Burr Jr.
and John Pierre Burr: A Founding Father and his Abolitionist Son [1]
Her public service also includes the following: President of New
Mexico Press Women, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Authors
Guild Foundation, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the
Albuquerque Museum. In 2021, she was named the National Federation of
Press Women’s Communicator of Achievement.


If you have any further questions, please e-mail or please call Julie Zier at 201-445-8311.


Tickets are:

General Admission: $100

VIP: $250 – VIP’s receive admission to our noon reception, listing in our program, and a swag bag filled with goodies!

Children under 12: $25

Members Admission: $75

Get your tickets to this historic event by clicking the link below!

Photo Credit: Denise Tessier

You can purchase not only tickets, but sponsorships, and more!


A special thanks to our sponsors!


For more information about how to become a sponsor, please call Julie Zier at 201-445-8311