Government

Press Releases

Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders Invests in Dey Mansion Garden Restoration Project

3a03462b13225b772cce_dey.jpg
3a03462b13225b772cce_dey.jpg

On June 26, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted to award a $443,618.55 contract for the Dey Mansion Garden Restoration Project.

The Dey Mansion Gardens were designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architecture Firm in 1935, but it has been heavily degraded and only a few features of the design remain. The goal of the restoration project is to restore and retain the historical integrity of the original Olmsted design, while using a modern-day approach that includes deer resistant plants, appropriate paving for snow removal, and is ADA accessible.

“The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders continues to invest in the Dey Mansion since initially re-opening the museum doors in 2016, and the Dey Mansion Gardens are the last piece of the puzzle that will restore the historic home to its former glory,” said Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara. “Our county’s rich history is the foundation for our bright future, and my colleagues and I remain committed to preserving historical treasurers throughout Passaic County.”

Sign Up for E-News

In February 2016, the Passaic County Freeholders funded a multi-million renovation project that rehabilitated the Dey Mansion and allowed it to re-open to the public. The Freeholders have since created the Department of Cultural and Historic Affairs, which operates the historic house museum, expanded hours and programs, built a visitor center, and launched an informative website.

“We are investing in our history so we can preserve it for future generations,” said Freeholder Assad Akhter. “We are also in the middle of restoring the Westervelt-Vanderhoef House in Clifton, and we are about to start the rehabilitation of the Historic Rea House in Hawthorne. Our vision is to restore and repurpose all of our historic structures so they can offer programs and other opportunities for residents and tourists alike.”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Passaic Valley

Upcoming Events

Tue, July 24, 9:15 AM

Totowa Public Library, Totowa

Atlantic City bus trip

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_cd1037d98bd3c7c64e74_seniors_program_1

Tue, July 24, 7:00 PM

Little Falls Public Library, Little Falls

Elder Law and Estate Planning Workshop

Health & Wellness Law & Justice

Tue, August 7, 6:00 PM

Woodland Park

National Night Out

Arts & Entertainment Police & Fire

Tue, August 7, 6:30 PM

Alfred Baumann Library, Woodland Park

Meet a Bagpiper

Arts & Entertainment Education

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on July 16 announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in New Jersey, leading to chronic lung disease, heart disease, stroke and cancer,” said New Jersey Human ...