New Bridge Landing Transforms for Spooky Homecoming

The history of the 'pompion' or pumpkin was told.

Bergen County Historian Kevin Wright shared the history surrounding the pumpkin, which European colonists called “pompion,” a word describing “a large ripe melon,” and English speakers later corrupted into “pumpkin.”

Throughout the evening, visitors were able to partake in period refreshments at the Campbell-Christie House, a restored 18th century tavern. The Demarest House, beautifully restored by the Blauvelt-Demarest Foundation, will also be open, displaying Bergen Dutch furnishings.

Non-perishable food items were collected during the evening by the BCHS and donated to the Center for Food Action.


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