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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 3, 2007

(Mahwah) – The Friends of Ramapo College invite you to Step Back In Time Sunday, November 4 from 2 – 5:30 p.m.  Guests will enjoy the rolling hills of Ramapo College and learn the historical significance of several campus buildings.

The college stands on grounds that have a rich history.  Native Americans used the trail that is now Ramapo Valley Road for hunting, traveling and trading.  Blandina Bayard, the first European settler in the area, established a trading post near the current location of Ramapo’s sculpture studio.  Andrew Hopper, a Dutch farmer, hosted George Washington on the site of today’s Havemeyer House.  In the 19th century, Theodore Havemeyer, a member of the Sugar Trust, established a model dairy farm and the Ramapo Valley became one of his favorite places.

The program will be presented by Thomas W. Dunn, president of the Mahwah Museum Society who also serves on the Ramapo College Foundation’s Board of Governors.  The afternoon includes a lecture, a PowerPoint presentation, a visit to the Stephen Birch Family Mansion and will conclude with a reception at the Theodore A. Havemeyer House.

The event costs $45 per person.  Proceeds will benefit The Friends of Ramapo Scholarship Fund.  To register for Step Back In Time, please call Kathleen Austin, 201.684.7179.
Friends of Ramapo is an organization founded to expand communications and foster greater understanding between Ramapo College and neighboring communities. 

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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