Grand Mansions and Historic Homes in the Somerset Hills

The Peapack Gladstone Blairsden estate- Mr. Local History #mrlocalhistory

Many people have asked why post all this history stuff on the area you’re calling the Somerset Hills. Well, call it passion. Call it intrigue. Call it local awareness. I think that the main reason is whenever I asked a question about history in the area, the information wasn’t available. I didn’t want to wait to go to the library, and I didn’t have time to go to the local historical society. But I moved to the area and said, “If I’m gonna be a local, I need to learn…

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Book Release: Basking Ridge Historic Oak Tree Project

Basking Ridge Historic Oak Tree Project is one of the most heartwarming books ever made to celebrate the life and history of the 619 year oak tree that was lost in 2017. A true collectible. Source: Mr local history

The Basking Ridge Historic Oak Tree Project Keepsake Book to be Released June 8, 2017 If you’ve been touched by the story of the Basking Ridge Historic Oak Tree’s 600 year history, you have to see this new book entitled “The Historic Basking Ridge Oak Tree Project”. The fundraising project is a compilation of the areas children from Kindergarten through High School who have written or drawn pictures of the historic 600 year old Basking Ridge oak tree that was recently taken down. The keepsake book is a fundraiser that not only…

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Somerset Hills History Coloring Book

Somerset Hills Coloring Book- Mr. Local History Archive #mrlocalhistory

Coloring book fans now have the opportunity to color the local history of the Somerset Hills area of New Jersey while learning about the areas historic sites and most memorable moments. What has been in the works for almost 10 years the Somerset Hills History Coloring Book was recently released and a lot of people are excited. Image: Covers Somerset Hills History Coloring Book – Click images to enlarge The Somerset Hills History Coloring Book highlights the history of Somerset Hills, New Jersey. The area is in the northern section of Somerset County including Bedminster, Bernards…

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Historic Blairsden Estate Opens to Public

The Peapack Gladstone Blairsden estate- Mr. Local History #mrlocalhistory

The Blairsden Estate in Peapack Gladstone, New Jersey, is certainly one of the greatest examble of beaux arts mansions in the United States. For a short thirty day window this private estate is open to the public as part of Mansion in May, that started back in 1974 with the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) and has raised over $8 million for worthwhile causes at Morristown Medical Center. Blairsden, built in the late 1890’s was Over sixty designers have spent months preparing for the Mansion in May exhibit. Blairsden is the…

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