Haunted Walking Tour of Basking Ridge Village Fundraiser – Tickets on Sale Now

Event: the Haunted Walking Tour of Basking Ridge Village - Join Us.

Post Views: 95 How about a fun day out in the fall fresh air strolling the streets of haunted village. The Mr. Local History Project has created a new chapter of the Haunted Walking Tour of Historic Basking Ridge Village and is bringing back this fall classic for one October afternoon. The script is updated and our Witch of Winding Lane is ready with her tales and her spooky participants will be ready to enlighten and entertain you. Join the Witch of Winding Lane as she and her ghoulish friends…

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The Race of Gentlemen – Pure History Right in Front of Your Eyes

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Post Views: 277 Known as The Race of Gentlemen, the event has been a resurrected event dating back to the 50s by a local club called the Oilers of New Jersey. For one weekend in early October, racers, gassers, and fans gather on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey for one of only two instances of beach racing in the United States. The Mr. Local History Project takes a look at this iconic event and its history. Tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and one of America’s most popular boardwalks, the…

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Feel Lucky – Enter Chance to Win 100th Far Hills Race Collectible

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Post Views: 351 Enter Chance to win 100th Anniversary Far Hills Race Keepsake. One of our most popular keepsakes is the limited edition 100th anniversary rendering of the Far Hills Race Meeting. Commissioned by the Mr. Local History Project, this keepsake showcases in art the grand event on the front and the history of the event on the back. To enter, just post “Winner” at the bottom of this page in the COMMENTS section . We will pick from all the names before the hunt and announce the winner here.…

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Join Mr. Local History for Somerset County’s History Weekend Oct 9-10, 2021

Join the Mr. Local History Project for History Weekend

Post Views: 84 Join Mr. Local History as we partner with Somerset County’s Boudinot Southard Ross Farm in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The 16th Annual Journey Through the Past is October 9th and 10th, 2021 – ALL FREE Somerset County’s annual Journey Through The Past is an initiative of the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners and the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission in collaboration with many county-wide local historical organizations and commissions and other county organizations. Special displays, free historic local maps, and the entire New Jersey Historic…

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Basking Ridge’s Isaacman #Inspiration4 – Went to Outer Space

Leaving after his freshman year at Ridge Hight School, Jared Isaacman went on a path to be the the greatest non Ridge High School student to ever attend .

Post Views: 2,115 As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, we often update the post when we learn stories and are sent photos from our community. We will continue to grow this piece as information becomes available. If you have a comment or photo, feel free to post at the bottom of this page or drop us a note. Mr. Local History Project Yes, a billionaire Basking Ridge high school dropout went to outer space!!!!! Do we have your attention yet? The history of Jared Isaacman dropping out of Ridge High…

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Sandwich Inventions that Define New Jersey

Let the debate begin. DO NOT READ THIS STORY IF YOU'RE HUNGRY!!!!!! And don't forget to vote!!!!!! https://www.mrlocalhistory.org/jersey-sandwiches/ #jerseysandwich #jerseyfood #jerseyhistory #jerseyfoodie #sandwiches #bestsandwiches #taylorham #italianhotdog #sloppyjoe #tomotosandwich #subsandwich

Post Views: 703 While watching an old episode of Man vs. Food Nation, food critic and comedian Adam Richman showed some awesome sandwiches from Jersey. Adam got us thinking, what are the sandwiches that define New Jersey? We’ve reached out to the public for their advice and we’ve hit the road to find answers across the state. Jerseyans take their sandwiches seriously! Taylor Ham, Egg and Cheese – Salt, Pepper, Ketchup (THEC-SPK) While the debate of pork roll vs. Taylor Ham continues, there is no doubt that the breakfast sandwich…

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THE First American Flag and Middlebrook, New Jersey

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Post Views: 528 Isn’t it great when you think you knew about something only to find out that someone else has showed up with a different answer? Well, I hate to admit it but I think it’s been done to us again. Did you know the FIRST flying of the official American flag was a small 1777 campground in Middlebrook, New Jersey? TRUE. Fundraiser: Help Support History Where was That First American Flag Flown?MIDDLEBROOK in BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY! So you’re driving back and forth to work, down 287 then east…

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History of The Bernards Township Flag

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Post Views: 495 Bernards Township has an impressive history that dates back to the early 1600s. One of the things that the Mr. Local History Project started digging into are the origins of the Bernards Township official flag. Let’s see what we’ve found. As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, we often update the post when we learn stories and are sent photos from our internet community. We will continue to grow this piece as information becomes available. If you have a comment or photo, feel free to post at the…

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So Where is West Millington, Lyons and Madisonville Sections of Bernards Township

Post Views: 495 NOTE: As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, we often update the post when we learn stories and are sent photos from our community. We will continue to grow this piece as information becomes available. Mr. Local History Project We’re often asked by the public about typical history questions that you think would be fairly straightforward. Today we dig into the history of the West Millington and Lyons hamlets that are part of Bernards Township. The Mr. Local History Project researchers are taking on the challenge. First off,…

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Pari Mandalapu Chosen 2021 Ridge High School Mr Local History Scholarship Winner

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Post Views: 775 Ridge High School senior Pari Mandalapu is the recipient of the 2021 Mr. Local History Project Scholarship for Community Service in local history. Pari has lived in Basking Ridge most of his life, and has been involved in local history projects for all 4 of his high school years. In addition to being a club swimmer—and member of the Ridge High School varsity swim team—for many years, he also describes himself as an “avid fanatic” of “anything history.” During his time volunteering—he has amassed over 250 hours…

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T-SHIRT OFFER: Jersey Signers of the Declaration of Independence

It's All About Jersey History this 4th of July

Post Views: 576 Order now to show your pride in the Jerseyans that signed the Declaration of Independence. White ONLY 100% lightweight, pre-shrunk cotton Sizes Remaining – Lg, XL, 2XL SHIP VIA USPS STARTING JUNE 30, 2021 Order via our Etsy Boutique – CLICK HERE

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Stirling Manor in Basking Ridge or Proprietary House in Perth Amboy: Which Came First

William Alexander Proprietary House and Stirling Manor - Which Came First

Post Views: 559 THESIS: The Mr. Local History Project is researching the thesis that another house known as Stirling Manor in Basking Ridge was built with similar architecture before the Proprietary House by England’s John Edward Pryor that William Alexander of Basking Ridge convinced to come to America. Let us know what you think after we present our case below. The Lord Stirling Manor in Basking Ridge was completed in 1763. The Proprietary House was completed in 1764. And the Morris House was completed in 1765. They were all built…

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Why List a Historic District on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places?

Bernards Township Historic Districts - Liberty Corner and Franklin Corners

Post Views: 400 The New Jersey Register of Historic Places is the official list of New Jersey’s historic resources of local, state, and national interest. Created by the New Jersey Register of Historic Places Act of 1970 (N.J.S.A. 13:1B-15.128 et seq.) The New Jersey Register is closely modeled after the National Register program. Both Registers have the same criteria for eligibility, nomination forms, and review process. Nearly every municipality in New Jersey has properties significant in architecture, history, archaeology, engineering and/or culture that are eligible for the New Jersey and…

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Retrospective: Westfield’s Excellent Diner – A Lost (and Found) Jersey Treasure

Excellent Diner Westfield 1970s

Post Views: 1,332 Or maybe we need to say: Give everyone the Disneyland Paris Café des Cascadeurs (Stuntman’s) diner update? #disneylandparisdiner As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, we often update the post when we learn stories and are sent photos from our internet community. We will continue to grow this piece as information becomes available. If you have a comment or photo, feel free to post at the bottom of this page or drop us a note. Mr. Local History Project Here’s a story about the birth, death, and resurrections…

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