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.
21 01, 2020

TINKERTOY

Long before Leggo's of today, the Tinkertoy was the popular toy that allowed children to create various objects using their imagination.  It consisted of a series of small round knob shaped pieces with holes in which small round "sticks" of various lengths could be inserted.

13 01, 2020

MINIATURE STEAM FARM TRACTOR TOY

This miniature toy tractor is the type of toy that young boys played with years ago.  Most children grew up on family farms therefore their toys were centered around farm life.  This toy shows a steam engine that was the method by which farm tractors were propelled prior to gasoline and diesel engines.

6 01, 2020

DISEASES AND FEEDING OF YOUR DOG

This book published in 1928  by the H. Clay Glover Company contained 91 pages about the many diseases of the dog.  The company was the most widely known manufacturer of proprietary medicines for doge in the world.  It also included 10 pages on the care and feeding of dogs.

30 12, 2019

1954 Edition – GIRL SCOUT HANDBOOK

23 12, 2019

BAGATELLE

Bagatelle is defined as a game involving the rolling of balls into scoring areas.  This type of game precedes the fancy electronic "pinball games" that we see in amusement arcades today.

16 12, 2019

STRAP-ON ICE SKATES

Before ice skates were permanently attached to laced boots, this type of skate was clamped in the front and strapped near the ankle to regular boots.

9 12, 2019

1954 GIRL SCOUT CALENDAR

This 1954 Girl Scout Calendar from 65 years ago featured the Flower of Month. the birthstone and also the moon phases on the page for each month

2 12, 2019

CHILDREN’S TOYS

Years ago many children's toys were made of wood (and most likely painted with lead paint).  As plastic became more durable, toy manufacturers used it as a means to increase production.

25 11, 2019

THE SOVEREIGN VACUUM SWEEPER

This was invented in 1860 by Daniel Hess of West Union, Iowa.  They were rolled back and forth that created  suction from the bellows inside.  The first electric vacuums were invented 1899 but did not become practical until 1907.

18 11, 2019

FISHING LURE

  This is a example of fishing lure that used to be hand made.  They were painted in bright colors to and shaped like small fish.