Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • September 23, 2009 Hermitage (continued from page 7) gifts and decorations to Bergen County residents in time for the holidays, and has helped raised money to continue our educational programs at The Hermitage,” said Executive Director Rich Sgritta. “By hosting this boutique we are able to introduce more residents to our historic museum and raise vital funds at the same time.” A special preview shopping night which is open to the public will be held on Friday, Oct. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets to the event are $15 per person; they also include two repeat visits to the boutique. Wine, cheese, and fruit will be served, and advance purchases may be made that evening. The admission fee directly benefits the Hermitage Museum. Show attendees will have an opportunity to win an antique steamer trunk, circa 1900, filled with an assortment of gifts from the show’s exhibitors. The total retail value of this prize is over $1,000. Tickets will be sold during boutique hours at $2 each or three for $5. For more information about the Classic Creations Holiday Boutique, call Rich Sgritta at (201) 445-8311 or visit www.thehermitage. org. The Hermitage is one of the nation’s outstanding examples of domestic Gothic Revival architecture. The historic house incorporates a stone structure that was visited during the Revolutionary War by George Washington and was the site where Aaron Burr met and married Theodora Prevost. The house’s architectural appearance dates to the 1847 remodeling and enlargement designed by the architect William H. Ranlett. Today, the home’s furnishings reflect the late Victorian lifestyle of the Rosencrantz family, who owned and lived in the home from 1807 to 1970. The museum collection is notable for the family’s clothing and personal items and papers. The Friends of the Hermitage, Inc., a nonprofit membership organization, manages The Hermitage, a New Jersey State Park. For information about The Hermitage, contact Friends of the Hermitage by mail at 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423; by phone at (201) 445-8311 between (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday); or visit