Maroons Online

Bringing Us All To A Place We Don’t Want To Lose

Maroons Online was created in 2021, year two of that dreary part of American History called the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Among our projects, we are gathering a collection of Ridgewood Athletic Team Photos. It’s hard to imagine wrestlers practicing bare-chested, or field hockey players without eye protection but that’s how these sports began. For a closer look at these curiosities and others like the once common phenomenon of male cheerleaders, visit the website we started in June 2022. It features a collection of our athletic teams’ history and is the Maroons Online companion website: Maroons History.

We’ve downloaded many photos off the Internet but the treasure trove we seek to feature online resides in Arrow Yearbooks. These are being well-preserved in the Ridgewood Public Library. To date, the years 1950-2021 have been digitized. They are not available online yet. Stay tuned.

Photo of RHS teachers

Our other collections include the cultural events which make up the fabric of our daily lives and give us a sense of common heritage. For instance, we are assembling pictures of our yearly Ridgewood High School Graduation ceremonies. We also honor the lives of graduates who are no longer with us by consolidating their names In Memory Of By Class.

Our next project beginning 2023 will complete the Maroons Trilogy. The third subject will focus on gathering & cataloging the Art, Music, Poetry, & Drama of RHS alumni. The working title is a Maroons Anthology.

We publish an Ezine on Mondays & Thursdays called The Maroon.

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