Apple Tree House

Picture of the restored Apple Tress House Brick and detailed architecture

The Van Wagenen House, informally known as The Apple Tree House, is a National Historic Landmark located at 298 Academy Street in Jersey City. Throughout the year, free humanities lectures, history exhibitions, heritage celebrations and special events are held at the house. Check out our upcoming events below, and look at all out past lectures and exhibitions as well!

**All of our events are uploaded to the Cultural Affairs event calendar, as well as on the Apple Tree House Facebook event page. For any questions, please contact Apple Tree House curator and programs manager, Gretchen Von Koenig at

Advisory Committee 2021

Dr. James Dievler, New Journal Square Community Association

Neal Brunson, Afro-American Cultural and Historical Society

Michelle Vitale, Hudson County Community College

Stephanie Chaiken, New Jersey City University

Mandy Decker, Jersey City Public Library

Dr. Scott Stoddart, Dean  St. Peters University

Melissa Dos Santos, Jersey City Public Schools

Florence Baron, JC Economic Development Corporation

Lauren Farber, Bergen Square Historical Society

Dr. Richard Winant, George Washington Society

Sanjay Chauhan, JC Landmarks Conservancy

John Hallanan, Legal Department

Rolando Lavarro, City Council

Heather Wahl, Speranza Theatre Company


Christine Goodman, Director, Office of Cultural Affairs

Gretchen Von Koenig, Curator & Grant Specialist Office of Cultural Affairs