Post Views: 152 Each year on the first Sunday in October, Lord Stirling’s estate at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, NJ comes back to life in the late 1700s. Colonial craftspeople ply their trades, a town crier delivers the… Read More »1770s Festival on the Grounds of Former General Lord Stirling
Post Views: 2,176 Many people have written over the years looking for places to hold a wedding on a historic property in the Somerset Hills. The area includes Bedminster, Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Far Hills, Peapack & Gladstone. So we’ve been… Read More »Weddings @ Historic Venues in New Jersey’s Bucolic Somerset Hills
Post Views: 2,823 Starting at 8:46am on September 11, 2001, when the first plane hit the north tower, our community was changed forever. Please take a moment to remember those 21 residents from Basking Ridge, Bernardsville and Peapack that never… Read More »#911neverforget in the Somerset Hills
Post Views: 4,776 Special Community Ask: MLH would love to know any positive outcomes that have come since. If you have a story to share, please post at the end of this story (e.g. did you know four children were… Read More »#911neverforget-Somerset Hills Family Friends and Neighbors & Their Stories
Post Views: 1,848 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… Read More »Retrospective: The Soap Box Derby and Ties to New Jersey
Post Views: 957 Book Your Spot Today. UPDATE: Friday, May 13 We are a go for Saturday. Chance of showers. Warm (yay). Maybe bring a small umbrella just in case. Only a few tickets for our only tour this year… Read More »2022 Historic Basking Ridge Village Walking Tour Scholarship Fundraiser
Post Views: 745 What better way to give back to our hometown then to give not just one, but TWO trees to the community. The Mr. Local History elves present our 2021 editions called the “Tooth Fairy Tree” and “His-TREES”… Read More »Tis the Season – Two Trees that Will Warm Your Heart
Post Views: 14,922 Basking Ridge, New Jersey’s Most Famous Incident At about noon time on December 13,1776, General Charles Lee (1731-1782), was alarmed by Major Wilkinson while he was writing a letter to General Gates about George Washington in an… Read More »Widow White’s Tavern in Basking Ridge was more than a Grog Stop
The Mr. Local History Project is a 501c3 all volunteer non-profit organization. We have two goals. One is to create an ongoing scholarship fund to present annually to a Senior High School recipient. The second is to promote local history and create programs with a social twist. Your pledge goes fully to support those two efforts.
Pledge Your Support – Help Preserve and Promote Our Collective Local History
Each year the Mr. Local History Project works with area high schools to make a unrestricted scholarship to a worthy senior.
Please help us continue this annual tradition.
For those who prefer traditional mail to make donations, mail to:
Mr. Local History Project Giving Campaign
184 W. Oak Street, Suite 101
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Per IRS requirements, donations of $250 or more will be recognized with a receipt.
Post Views: 965 President George Washington proclaimed Nov. 26, 1789, the last Thursday of November that year, to be a “day of public thanksgiving.” What is known as the “Gentry”, in New Jersey they held fox hunts on Thanksgiving Day.… Read More »Thanksgiving Meet – Horses, Hounds and Foxes Before Turkeys – A Countryside Tradition
Post Views: 664 Join friends and family with the Mr. Local History families for an afternoon that will put you in the holiday spirit. It’s the 7th Annual Winter Market and Tree Lighting in the Basking Ridge village. The entire… Read More »Family Fun and Tree Lighting Dec. 4, 2021
Post Views: 1,226 2022 – 2021 , 2020 – 2019 – We’re Baaaaaaaaack! How about a fun day out in the fall fresh air strolling the streets of a Jersey haunted village. The Mr. Local History Project has created a… Read More »2022 Haunted Walking Tour of Basking Ridge Village Fundraiser
Post Views: 1,496 COMMUNITY PROJECT – 2020 just keeps on giving. Our team was looking to create a great community tree for the 2020 Festival of Trees over at the Environmental Community Center in Basking Ridge – CANCELLED DUE TO… Read More »Come Make a Wish: Community Wish Tree for the Holiday Season
VIRTUAL EVENT: Filmmaker Scott Morris Honors Saving the Great Swamp- The Fight to Defeat the Jetport
Post Views: 1,742 JOIN US THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 for a VIRTUAL EVENT from 7-8pm. DID YOU KNOW BASKING RIDGE AND OTHER TOWNS WERE ALMOST LOST TO A SUPER REGIONAL AIRPORT IN THE 1960S? Taped: December 3, 2020 Background 61 years… Read More »VIRTUAL EVENT: Filmmaker Scott Morris Honors Saving the Great Swamp- The Fight to Defeat the Jetport