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A non-profit community group totally dedicated to local History – Stories – Memories from the Somerset Hills area of New Jersey.

"The Founding Four" signers of the 501c3 non-profit founding Mr. Local History Project. In our signature caricature fashion we introduce Paula Axt, Brooks Betz, Jill Betz, and Meg Wastie. All residents of the Somerset Hills and on the mission to develop programs focused on education and local history.
“The Founding Four” signers of the 501c3 non-profit founding Mr. Local History Project. In our signature caricature fashion we introduce Paula Axt, Brooks Betz, Jill Betz, and Meg Wastie. All residents of the Somerset Hills and on the mission to develop programs focused on education and local history.

Welcome to the Mr. Local History Project, a local non-profit group with a mission to preserve and promote history in the area we call home. If you know hashtagging, look for #mrlocalhistoryproject and #mrlocalhistory all over the internet. We’ve written over 100 stories about local history, interesting people, and local lore.

Lots of great things are happening at the Mr. Local History Project. Follow our social media as more exciting news becomes available. We’re growing! When you have a passion, funny how others want to join the cause. We’re always looking for people to grow the effort. So it’s time we file for official non-profit status. This is a real mission!

“Today is tomorrow’s history – Live it!”

Latest Social Media Updates

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THEY'RE BACK! - But only for a limited time. The NIght Before Christmas in the village of Basking Ridge Card Pack - https://www.etsy.com/shop/MrLocalHistory

Local History Keepsake Series Adds Widow White’s Tavern. Short Production Run Now Available.

The infamous Widow Whites Tavern of Basking Ridge keepsake is the first of its kind.
The infamous Widow Whites Tavern of Basking Ridge keepsake is the first of its kind. The historic Widow White’s Tavern forever changed the path of American History. Click Here to learn more about the historic day and about the tavern. Limited run. Click the image to view pre-ordering this limited run.

Our Coverage – History Circles in the Somerset Hills

Which circle do you belong to? The beauty is you don’t have to choose. You’re here so you’re part of the “inner circle” now, so we welcome you to participate in them all.

Digging into stories of history and fun in the Somerset Hills, New Jersey and beyond.
Welcome to the inner circle.

We also have an online gift shop to grow local history #growlocalhistory and enhance the awareness of the fascinating history of this great area called the “Somerset Hills” including the towns of Bedminster, Bernardsville, Bernards Township, Far Hills, Peapack and Gladstone. No profit is made!

Click Here and get yours now.
The Somerset Hills Historic Cat’s Meow Village honors iconic local properties that have served our communities for hundreds of years.

EVERY PENNY on our sales goes into creating educational aides, collectibles, or programs.

I wanted the Historical Society’s website. What happened to it?

IF you are looking for The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills website, that website was created & hosted by our parent company T3 Consortium, LLC. In late 2018, THSSH decided to go in a new direction and has a website of their own. They are now somersethillshistoricalsociety.org .

Free Mr. Local History Online Magazines

When we have the time we put together a free online ma gazing honoring the local history in our area. Now we introduce our third edition, our “Back to School issue.” If you’d like us to research a specific history related story, just let us know.

Our free Magazine - The Mr. Local History Holiday Edition
Our free Magazine – The Mr. Local History Holiday Edition Visit the Magazines menu to see all the issues
The Mr. Local History Magazine is an online collection of stories for our history fans. Enjoy
Visit the Magazines menu to see all the issues

Check Our Social Media Without Having a Social Media Account

Just click the image below and you can see all the latest social media (and you don’t even have to join them to see what’s happening.

If you have something to share, click here and let us know.

Mr. Local History is out there gathering EVERY single activity or event that’s being held by members of our Somerset Hills history community in Bedminster, Bernards Twp, Bernardsville, Far Hills, Peapack, and Gladstone, New Jersey. Associations include the KMS Farmstead, Jacobus Vanderveer House, The Ross Farm, The Historical Society of Somerset Hills, local historical societies and more. Make sure you check with the appropriate organization to confirm details.

We’ve also added our own Mr. Local History’s Day in Somerset Hills History – historic and fun newsworthy events that made history in our area on that particular day.