The Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs (DCHA) is responsible for supporting the arts, history, and historic preservation for the County of Passaic. The DCHA plays a leading role to help build a flourishing cultural environment that benefits and distinguishes Passaic County as a cultural destination. The Department seeks to expand opportunities for arts and history organizations in hopes to increase public accessibility and awareness while promoting heritage tourism.
The DCHA encourages public participation in Passaic County’s heritage through its various programs and partnership with historic sites all over the County. The County owns various historic sites which include the Dey Mansion, Lambert Tower, Lambert Castle, John W. Rea House, Westervelt-Vanderhoef House, the County Court House, the County Court House Annex, Goffle Brook Park, and Garret Mountain Reservation. The Department is also charged with the ongoing endeavor of preserving and maintaining these sites for the benefit of our future generations.