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Cultural and Historic Affairs

The Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs (DCHA) creates and maintains a flourishing cultural landscape throughout Passaic County. As the designated proponent for the County’s heritage and the agent for arts and history programming, the DCHA is responsible for developing, promoting, and implementing an extensive public programs calendar and a heritage tourism campaign to encourage public awareness and participation in the County’s various historic sites.

Included in these sites are the Dey Mansion Washington’s Headquarters, Lambert Tower, Lambert Castle, the Passaic County Arts Center located at the John W. Rea House, the Westervelt-Vanderhoef House, the County Court House, the County Court House Annex, Goffle Brook Park, and Garret Mountain Reservation. Through this on-going endeavor, the DCHA will maintain these sites for the residents and visitors of Passaic County to enjoy today and will ensure that these sites are preserved for the benefit of future generations.