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Welcome to the Friends of Lindenwald


Since its formation in 1984, The Friends of Lindenwald has brought the life and times of the eighth President to the people throughout the United States and the world.

The Friends of Lindenwald was established on January 17, 1984, as a non-profit organization whose purpose is to stimulate interest in the history of President Martin Van Buren, the politician and farmer, the preservation of his home Lindenwald and to generate a sustained appreciation of the rich heritage and history.

The non-profit organization works to:

  • Advance the preservation of Lindenwald by acquiring artifacts associated with Van Buren
  • Provide scholarships to exceptional local high school students interested in history
  • Support a local Youth Leadership Development Program in cooperation with the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
  • Cooperate with local community groups to bring a variety of activities and programs to the historic site


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