Welcome to the Mr. Local History Project, a community of local history geeks with a mission to preserve and promote history in the area we call home. If you know hashtagging we love #mrlocalhistoryproject and #mrlocalhistory all over the internet. We’ve written over 100 stories about local lore, people, and fun local history. We even have an online gift shop grow local history ( #growlocalhistory) to 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. It’s all to promote local history. #Enjoy!

New Fundraiser

Go Fund Me - Coloring Local History for 3rd Graders - 100% goes to getting coloring books to the public schools 3rd grade history teacher in the somerset hills. Please consider donating.
Go Fund Me – Coloring Local History for 3rd Graders – 100% goes to getting coloring books to the public schools 3rd grade history teacher in the somerset hills. Please consider donating. Just click the image. For every donation over $50, provide your email and we’ll send you a book FREE! 100% goes to the effort (less GFM 2.9% fee) #growlocalhistory – Just click the DONATE NOW Button!

Local History Events in the Area

If you’re part of of a group that promotes local history, reach out and learn how you can be added to this calendar. Glad to help promote.

Be Part of the “Inner Circle” – Help Us Share Local History

Social Circles

So we have to ask you, 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.

Mr. Local History relies on the connections with our inner circle on social media. There is a weekly #diginthearchives game on Throw Back Thursdays (TBT), there is a #historycrowdsourcing” effort where we try to identify photos from the past, as well as many other local history tidbits like “this day in local history”. We hope you’ll join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Take a look at the Mr. Local History Magazine, an online version of local news, articles, and posts about local history in the Somerset Hills region of New Jersey.
Take a look at the Mr. Local History Magazine, our 2nd Edition of local news, articles, and posts about local history in the Somerset Hills region of New Jersey.
Take a look at the Mr. Local History Magazine, an online version of local news, articles, and posts about local history in the Somerset Hills region of New Jersey.
Take a look at the inaugural edition of the Mr. Local History Magazine, an online version of local news, articles, and posts about local history in the Somerset Hills region of New Jersey.

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.

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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.