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.
14 10, 2019

JUICE SQUEEZER

This was used for squeezing oranges, grapefruit or lemons the "old fashion way".  Today electric juice makers are more common.

9 10, 2019

OCTAGON SOAP

This soap was manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive in the 1900's.  It contained lye and was most popular in the 1930's.  It was still in limited production in 1999.

23 09, 2019

PARAMUS ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSES

These one room school houses served from 1922 until 1944 and still remain today.  The school house in the top photo became the Borough Hall and also the Police Headquarters.  It is now the Charles E. Reid Library on Midland Avenue.  The bottom photo is now a private residence located on Spring Valley Road just [...]

16 09, 2019

1937 SCHOOL REPORT CARD

This 1937 report card for grades one, two and three had two categories - Achievement and Citizenship.  The achievement subjects listed Reading, English (that was crossed out and replaced with Art), Arithmetic, Geography, and Penmanship.  The citizenship categories included Cooperation, Courtesy, Self Control and Work Habits.

2 09, 2019

AFTER SHAVE BOTTLE

Years ago, after shave was sold in fancy bottles such as this one of the U.S. Capitol.  This one contained Avon Leather.

26 08, 2019

THERMOS BOTTLE

This type of Thermos Bottle was use into the 1950's for keeping liquids hot or cold.  They served well but if you dropped them the double wall glass liner broke easily.

16 08, 2019

TRAVELING CAR FOOD HOLDER

This item date back to the 1920's when you had to bring food along on a trip in case you were stranded by a flat tire or motor breakdown.  It contained a food storg=age conpartment and plates, cups and utensils as well.

12 08, 2019

BOTTLE CAPPER

This device was used in the 1920's to push metal bottle caps on top of bottles when people made their own beverage at home.

5 08, 2019

SCHOOL DESK/CHAIR

This vintage school desk with attached chair proceeded school furniture of today.  There was a drawer under the seat for storing books and school supplies.  Note the small hole in the desk top with the round bracket below that held a ink bottle used for writing in ink before ball point pens,  Since the desk [...]

29 07, 2019

REMINGTON NOISELESS TYPEWRITER NO. 5

This typewriter was manufactured in 1925.