Open Every Sunday from 1pm – 5pm

Phone:  201-445-1804

Address: 330 Paramus Road Paramus NJ  07652

If you would like to set up a Private Group Tour,  give us a call and we will be happy to accommodate you!

Bill

About Bill Leaver

Bill Leaver has been associated with the Behnke Museum since it opened in 2003. He was named as Director/Curator in 2013.
22 04, 2019

BREAKFAST CLUB

Don McNeill was a well known radio personality who broadcast his daily morning "Breakfast Club" program for over 15 years.  Part of his program included a "March Around The Breakfast Table" while march music was played.

8 04, 2019

AUNT SAMMY’S RADIO RECIPES

This 137 page booklet contains 400 of the most popular recipes.  The booklet was issued in 1931 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Home Economics.

1 04, 2019

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

Girl Scout Cookies were once sold in metal cans.  This one pound decorative can of peanut crunch displayed the many merit emblems a scout could earn.  The simple  ingredients were listed as peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, molasses and salt.  No preservatives seen in so many of today's products.

25 03, 2019

HIRES ROOT BEER CONCENTRATE

Hires root beer concentrate was sold in bottles to enable one to make root beer soda at home.

18 03, 2019

THE COMPLETE JELL-O RECIPE BOOK

This 48 page booklet,  published in 1922, contained recipes for appetizers. relishes, entrees, vegetable, cheese & fruit salads and of course all kinds of desserts all containing Jell-o as a ingredient.  In 1922 the Jell-o Company was located in Le Roy, N.Y. and was a product of General Foods Corp.

4 03, 2019

HAND FAN

On August 21, 1940, for the ticket price of $1.50, you could take a train ride from Paterson to Rye Beach, NY for the 53rd Annual Excursion of the Paterson Grocers' Association that included "an evening sail up the Long Island Sound".  The price for children was only 75 cents.  It included these hand fans.

25 02, 2019

THE FAMILY BATHTUB

Before indoor plumbing and bathrooms, this was the family bathtub.  Saturday night was bath night.  Mom would line up the children to determine who was cleanest and who was the dirtiest.  To save time and the need to change and heat the bath water after each child, Mom would bath the cleanest child first with [...]

18 02, 2019

FOUR WHEEL SCOOTER

This four wheel scooter could be considered the forerunner to the two wheel version or to what eventually became today's skateboard.

11 02, 2019

POPCORN MAKER

Before microwavable popcorn, this device was very popular for making popcorn.  The corn was placed in the pan under the cover and held over the hot stove or fireplace fire for popping.

4 02, 2019

PANCAKE MIX

Pillsbury "Hungry Jack" Pancake Mix was once sold in tin cans.