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Apple Tree House to open as museum in fall; first exhibition to focus on ‘Boss’ Hague’s impact

Apple Tree House in Jersey City

Martin Pierce, president of the Board of the Museum of Jersey City History, looks at the original exterior walls preserved behind glass inside the historic Van Wagenen House, informally known as The Apple Tree House, in Jersey City, Friday, May 6, 2022. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)

By Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal

Some 300 years worth of Jersey City History lies waiting to be viewed at 298 Academy St. and this fall it will finally be ready to be appreciated. The Museum of Jersey City History at the Apple Tree House will allow the public access to the historic Van Wagenen House, which has undergone renovations for more than a decade, museum board President Martin Pierce said. The oldest part of the Van Wagenen House, known as the Apple Tree House, was built in the 1700s.

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NOTE: The museum will be closed for additional repairs on Saturday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 18. The museum will re-open on Sunday, July 21at 1 p.m.
OPEN Tuesdays and every other Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 PM

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