Post Views: 2,724 You might have heard that Bernardsville, New Jersey is on the move. To promote these efforts they look to modern digital promotions including a clever podcast called the Radio Tavern. Pretty catchy as the podcast ties into… Read More »Bernardsville’s Radio Tavern Was a Hidden “Little Italy” Gem
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Post Views: 2,891 You wouldn’t think, but in a quiet suburb of New York City, a man has amassed what is often referred to as the largest collection of Mack and antique trucks in the world. We introduce you to… Read More »The Largest Antique Truck Collection in the World is in Basking Ridge
Post Views: 3,056 This is a personal story and what I’m calling a web gift from the WHS class of 1980 to all those who loved the Jolly Trolley. I hope you continue to send in your stories and photos.… Read More »Retrospective: Westfield’s Iconic Jolly Trolley
Post Views: 3,248 When you’re a kid, often the most simple things in life end up be the ones you remember the most. As one of three kids in my family growing up in nearby Westfield, New Jersey, the Cranford… Read More »Did You Work at the Cranford Canoe Club (Or any of the Cranford Boat Businesses)?
Post Views: 2,856 Here’s an idea. How about a fresh air compound. Great open space. Historic homes, beautiful rolling, open fields, and a canal. Yes, a canal. Oh, and let’s throw in a infamous outdoor concert series while we’re at… Read More »ROADTRIP: Waterloo Village Concept Post COVID-19 Might Work
Post Views: 2,355 The Lord Stirling Park including the Lord Stirling Stable (LSS) in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township is part of the Somerset County Parks Commission in Somerset County. NOTE: As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives,… Read More »What’s to Happen with Lord Stirling Stable and its Park?
Post Views: 1,242 As the Bernards Township Historian I’ve learned so much about so many of the families that founded Bernards Township. I’ve presented this list to the Bernards Township Committee for consideration. If you have any suggestions, please feel… Read More »Bernards Township – Need a New Street Name?
Post Views: 4,006 What started out as a walk down memory lane turned into a really interesting story about the history of businesses we’ve lost in the Somerset Hills over the last 50 years. The memories that people keep about… Read More »The H-GOAT GAME – Loved Businesses Lost In Somerset Hills History #HGOAT
Post Views: 2,526 Above: The District Kitchen in Jersey City is the closest we’ve seen to being a true “Food Hall”. Some ask “why am I seeing an article about food on a history website.” Well, history shows up in… Read More »The Food Hall – Modernizing the Food Court Concept
Post Views: 1,871 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… Read More »History Helps Realtors Sell Real Estate
Post Views: 13,836 2021 UPDATE: The Mr. Local History Project is determining interest to nominate the Cranford Canoe Club to the New Jersey Historic Registry. If you believe this should be done, please consider signing our petition to let Cranford… Read More »Growing Up at the Cranford Canoe Club
Post Views: 3,386 One of the greatest challenges to non-profits and historical societies is the ability to change their business models and become self sufficient. Funding is a great challenge and communicating to various groups, agencies, government officials is critical… Read More »Social Media for Non-Profits and Historical Societies
Post Views: 3,243 UPDATE: February 29, 2016 Since the release of the best selling book The Big Short. the book is now officially an Oscar winning movie. The film, five years in the making since Michael Lewis’s book was released, won the… Read More »Michael Lewis – Characters of The Big Short
Post Views: 11,099 Funny how things work. Museums and historic sites are created to save historic works for the public to view and enjoy. But with declining government and corporate financial support, the burden on keeping museums open rely on those who… Read More »Musuems and Historic Sites Better Change or Face Closing Forever