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HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, LIBRARIES
& HISTORY MUSEUMS of SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ

 
  • Bernardsville Public Library
    1 Anderson Hill Rd.,
    Bernardsville NJ
    908-766-0118

  • Bedminster-Far Hills Library (Clarence Dillon Public Library)
    2336 Lamington Road
    Bedminster, NJ 07931

  • Bernards Township Library
    32 So. Maple Ave
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

  • Bound Brook Memorial Library
    402 E High St
    Bound Brook, NJ 08805

  • Blackwells Mills Canal House Museum
    598 Canal Road
    Somerset NJ
    Canal House is a picturesque old home of honest masonry and stone, bordering the historic Delaware and Raritan Canal at Blackwells Mills Canal in Franklin Township. Built in the 1830s (as was the canal), it was home for generations of bridge tenders, whose job it was to open the swing bridge when canal boats came through. It serves today as a museum and library of canal history. 
    Call ahead to confirm hours. 732-257-4557

  • Brick Academy Museum
    15 West Oak St., Basking Ridge (Bernards Twp.).
    Photographs, genealogical records, rare local books, articles and other materials. Operated by the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills. 908-221-1770

  • Central Jersey Genealogical Club
    P.O. Box 9903
    Hamilton, NJ 08650-1903

  • Descendants of Founders of New Jersey
    Evelyn Ogden, Registrar
    Descendants of Founders of New Jersey
    1816 Grove Street
    Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08472
    or via email at eogden@njfounders.org

  • Firemen's Museum
    Somerset St., North Plainfield. Collection of historic fire-fighting equipment and memorabilia. Open June to November.
    908-757-5720

  • Fleetwood Camera Museum
    614 Greenbrook Rd. & Clinton Ave., North Plainfield. Tours/lectures for groups, traveling displays for libraries. Located in the Vermeule Mansion.
    908-756-7810

  • Franklin Branch Library-Eastern Dist
    103 Main St
    Franklin, NJ 07416

  • Franklin Twp Public Library/Somerset
    485 De Mott Lane
    Somerset, NJ 08873

  • Genealogical Society of New Jersey

  • Heritage Trail Association
    (732) 356-8856
    Van Horne House, 941 E. Main St., Bridgewater
    Dedicated to presenting the legend and lore of our community in a lively and entertaining way. We provide a year-round program of guided bus and walking tours as well as special events.

  • Hillsborough Branch Library
    Amwell Road
    Belle Mead, NJ 08502

  • Historic Sites in Somerset County NJ

  • The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH)
    (Formerly Basking Ridge Historical Society)
    PO Box 136 Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
    GRAND LODGE OF NEW JERSEY:
    2660 RTE 130 Suite 1 
    Cranbury, NJ  08512, 
    (609) 871-0980

  • Manville Public Library
    100 S 10th Ave
    Manville, NJ 08835

  • Mary Jacobs Branch Library
    64 Washington St
    Rocky Hill, NJ 08553

  • New Jersey Midland Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
    P.O. Box 6125 
    Parsippany, N.J. 07054 

  • New Jersey's Great Northwest Skylands

  • North Plainfield Branch Library
    6 Rockview Ave
    North Plainfield, NJ 07060

  • Peapack Gladstone Branch Library
    Main St
    Peapack, NJ 07977

  • Society of Mayflower Descendants in NJ
    Northern Region
    PO Box 172
    Chatham, NJ 07928
    Phyllis Hansen
    908-233-7410

  • Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission
    County Administration Bldg., Somerville; Tom D'Amico
    908-231-7110
    E-mail: CulturalHeritage@co.somerset.nj.us

  • Somerset County Library
    PO Box 6700/N. Bridge St & Vogt Dr
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807

  • Somerville Free Public Library
    35 W End Ave
    Somerville, NJ 08876

  • Somerville Fire Museum
    15 North Doughty Ave., Somerville. Showcases antique fire-fighting equipment and numerous pictures and citations showing the evolution of the Somerville Fire Department.
    Open Saturday 10 a.m.-noon or by appointment. 908-526-7098

  • Victorian Society of America
    North New Jersey Chapter
    750 Fairway Drive
    Union, NJ 07083
    Peter Campbell, President

  • Warren Township Branch Library
    44 Mountain Blvd
    Warren, NJ 07060
    908-754-5554

  • Washington Park Association of North Plainfield
    41 Willow Ave.
    North Plainfield, NJ 07060.
    Frank D'Amore, (908) 757-6353

  • Historical Society of Plainfield
    602 West Front Street
    Plainfield, NJ 07060-1004
    (908) 755-5831

  • Watchung Branch Library
    12 Stirling Road
    Watchung, NJ 07060

  • Other Historical Societies in New Jersey

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