Our History

The Wayne Museum is made up of several historic sites encompassing the history of Wayne, New Jersey. Click below to learn more!

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Originally built ca. 1786 by Uriah Van Riper, the Van Riper-Hopper House is an example of Dutch Colonial architecture and explores the agricultural history of Wayne.

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Built in the mid-18th century by members of the Mead family, the Mead-Van Duyne House has connections to early European settlement in Wayne.

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With its earliest construction dating back to 1696, the Schuyler-Colfax House is one of the oldest homes in Wayne.

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The Van Riper-Hopper House preserves the Terhune Collection, named for local author and collie breeder Albert Payson Terhune.