Fritz Behnke Historical Museum, Paramus

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The Paramus Fritz Behnke Historical Museum is named after Fritz Behnke, who was born in Paramus in 1919. His family has lived in Paramus since 1886. Fritz grew up on his father’s vegetable farm until it was sold in 1951. At that time, Fritz and his two brothers, Walter and Donald, started “Behnke’s Paramus Building Supply” on Route 17 and Century Road.

Although Fritz passed away in April 2012 at the age of 93, his memory and passion for this museum lives on. Today, Fritz’s son, Fred, along with many other dedicated volunteers, proudly give tours and share their personal experiences about the way things used to be.

Visiting The Fritz Behnke Historical Museum is like taking a walk through the past. As you reminisce with us, we hope you will get a glimpse of how life was lived in yesteryear.
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  • Docents are very knowledgeable and museum memorabilia will take you back to your childhood if you are of certain ages. Children will be fascinated by a typical schoolroom their grandparents attended.  more »
  • I toured the museum with Fred Behnke, the founder's son and saw the museum from a different light. More from the family's point of view as most of the items are from the family collection or from the....  more »

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