Popular Historical Web Site in Somerset Hills ‘Going Dark’

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By W. JACOB PERRY Staff Writer March 19, 2019 It’s a popular treasure trove of information about virtually every local landmark from the Blairsden mansion to the late Basking Ridge oak tree, but the web site of the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (HSSH) is close to becoming history. The site, www.historicalsocietyofsomersethills.org, now features a prominent, stark message by the “host provider” that says it is “going DARK” along with “hundreds of pages, thousands of images, and great news and interest visited by over 2,000 people a month.” “If…

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Bernards Township Charter Day Celebration

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#BTCharterday – Celebrate the rich history of Bernards Township with The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH). Make your own history with us by bringing your camera – or smartphone & post pictures of your booth, your kids, your festive table or any other Charter Day activities on our community facebook page! We’re also on Twitter and Instagram. Post and hashtag #BTcharterday. Make your own history! It’s Time for a Street Festival that Celebrates Our History! Expect visitors to the downtown Basking Ridge section of Bernards Twp celebration to…

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Astor Estate in Basking Ridge Selected as 6th Wooden Historic Village Keepsake

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Pre-order online now to be part of the inaugural run. Mr Local History is proud to announce the release of the 6th in the collectible series, the 1912 Samuel Owen home now known as the Astor Estate is the new Somerset Hills Historic Cat’s Meow collectible. Pre-orders for this inaugural run are now being taken online. Only a limited number will be produced. The Historic Somerset Hills Village keepsake collection is a collectible series honoring historic iconic buildings, properties, and fixtures that are part of the historic fabric of our…

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History Helps Realtors Sell Real Estate

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Realtors History Guide to Selling Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Bedminster and the Rest of the Somerset Hills, New Jersey It probably comes as no surprise that realtors have a fairly easy time selling homes in Bernards Township and the surrounding Somerset Hills area. With its top ranked schools, highway access to the rest of the state, easy access to railroads and a relatively low tax rate. Now comes the secret. How you can differentiate yourself as a realtor using Mr. Local History. First off, we never thought of promoting what we…

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Historical Society President Daniel Lincoln Resigns After 27 Years as President

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It came as a shock to The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills Board of Trustees to learn that the standing President for the last 27 years has resigned. In an email to the the Board, Daniel Lincoln stated it was time to move on. ” I have enjoyed our projects and efforts, but the time has come after 27 years as President to say goodbye,” stated Lincoln in a letter to the Chair and Board. Dan had been working for so many years that it was just his time…

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Basking Ridge Historic White Oak Tree Selected as 3rd Keepsake in Series

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Mr Local History is proud to announce the release of the third in the collectible series, the 619 year old Basking Ridge Historic White Oak Cat’s Meow collectible. The collectible is now available online. The Historic Somerset Hills Village keepsake collection is a collectible series honoring historic iconic buildings, properties, and fixtures that are part of the historic fabric of our community. The third keepsake was selected based on community feedback and a voting process. Brooks Betz stated, “the tree was the oldest resident in our town. It was here…

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The 2nd Historic Somerset Hills Village Cat’s Meow Collectible Now Available

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Mr Local History is proud to announce the release of the second in the collectible series, the 1718 Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church and the 619 year old Basking Ridge Historic White Oak Cat’s Meow collectible. The collectible is now available online for only $25. The Historic Somerset Hills Village keepsake collection is a new collectible series honoring historic iconic buildings, properties, and fixtures that are part of the historic fabric of our community. The second keepsake, the historic 1718 Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church and the iconic 619 year old Basking…

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New Historic Cat’s Meow Collection Created for Somerset Hills Historic Brick Academy

Mr. Local History, in conjunction with T3 Consortium and the Cat’s Meow Village introduce the Inaugural Keepsake of the Historic Somerset Hills Village Collection, the 1809 Brick Academy in the Basking Ridge Village of Bernards Township, New Jersey. The Historic Somerset Hills Village keepsake collection is a new collectible series honoring historic iconic buildings, properties, and fixtures that are part of the historic fabric of our community. The inaugural keepsake, the historic Brick Academy, celebrates the iconic Basking Ridge Village building that is listed on both the state and national…

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Cranford Canoe Club – History

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The Cranford Canoe Club is one of the oldest canoe clubs in the United States and a community landmark known as part of Cranford’s identity for over 100 years. The current canoe club, while not the first, is the Rahway River’s last surviving canoe club. The dock at the Canoe Club which has served Cranford for over 100 years. Cranford was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 14, 1871, from portions of the Townships of Clark, Linden, Springfield, Union and Westfield. The Rahway River is a slow moving meandering centerpiece…

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