Welcome to the Mr. Local History Project, an all volunteer 501C3 non-profit public charity with a mission to preserve and promote history with a social twist.

Our Spring Magazine is available now.

Mr Local History Magazine Vol 3 Issue 1 Spring
The flowers are blooming, the trees are popping and spring is here. Read our 2021 Spring Issue
  • Our Walking Tours are on the schedule.
  • The New Jersey Historic Village Collection is growing – up to 20 keepsakes and growing
  • Our virtual presentations are ready to schedule with your organization
  • Our scholarship will be presented this year to a worthy High School senior
  • We are starting a new historic site drone video program.
  • Our research team continues to dig into new stories of our history.

Ways to Support Our Mission


Local History Maps - Mr Local History Project
Support the MLH Scholarship Program and Get a historic print, suitable for printing – Learn More

Local History on Wooden Keepsakes
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Be Part of Our Collective Local History – The COVID Collage

Community Collage during Covid - Mr Local History Project
Be part of history. Community Collage during Covid -19.
Send in your photo -. Learn More

We’re Based in the Somerset Hills of Somerset County, NJ
But we LOVE ALL New Jersey History

After NEVER having a Wikipedia page, the Mr. Local History Project said “enough is enough” and we created one. Now the world can know what “the Somerset Hills” is all about. As part of our “inner circle” join us as we grow the local history community of the Somerset Hills. The MLH Project just loaded the first Wikipedia overview of the Somerset Hills.

This is what the Somerset Hills area looked like back in 1850. MLH recreated an original 1850 Somerset County map to refer to showcase the area as it was in 1850. What is now 5 townships and boroughs was once just two. Source: Mr. Local History Project
Congratulations to Mr. Local History Project Trustee Brooks Betz for his re-appointment as the official Bernards Township Historian.

The Mr. Local History project is not affiliated with any specific local history organization. The MLH effort is a self-funded non-profit organization built to promote and preserve local history with a social twist in the Somerset Hills, a northern section of Somerset County, New Jersey.