Retrospective: The Acclaimed Kiwanis Community Fair in Basking Ridge

The 1993 Kiwanis Fair in Basking Ridge. Source: Courier News

Post Views: 1,567 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. The story is expanding as we learn more about the family. If you have a comment or photo, feel free to post at the bottom of this page. Mr. Local History Project What started back on Labor Day weekend back in 1949 will hold a place in many a local residents heart as one…

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“June in December” Tree Honors June Kennedy at Festival of Trees in Basking Ridge

June In December Holiday Tree Honors former Bernards Township Historian June Kennedy

Post Views: 1,311 The Mr. Local History Project honors the former Bernards Township’s historian June Kennedy showcasing our “June in December” tree honoring her dedication to community and local history. The Festival of Trees is an indoor exhibit of decorated Christmas trees by various community groups and individuals and runs from December 6 thru December 30th at the Environment Education Center on Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The Mr. Local History Project is proud to announce the newly created “community spirit tree” honoring all those who like to…

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Family Fun and Tree Lighting Dec. 7

2019 Basking Ridge Pre Tree Lighting Meetup and Kids Craft Event

Post Views: 1,826 Join friends and family with the Mr. Local History families for an afternoon that will put you in the holiday spirit. It’s the 6th Annual Winter Market and Tree Lighting in the Basking Ridge village. The entire event runs from 12-7pm but our fun runs from 3-5pm on the heated patio at the Washington House. Bring the kids. Call it a pre-tree light-up festive friends gathering. We have crafts and gifts too! Saturday, December 7, 2019 3-5pmWashington House Heated Outdoor Patio The Washington House is glad to…

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Group Tour – The NYC Subway Underground – January 2020

Post Views: 1,307 Join the Mr. Local History gang as we venture out on our fist tour, the NYC Subway Underground Tour. Will be going in January 2020. Sign up and we’ll email you the date and time. Subscribe * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Explore City Hall Park as the birthplace of the NYC subway system, including elements of the famed, decommissioned City Hall Station you can see right in the park Learn about the comically short route of the mythical “Subway before…

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History of the Far Hills Race Meeting

Far Hills Race Meeting 100th anniversary Mr Local History Project

Post Views: 4,359 The Mr. Local History Project congratulates the Far Hills Race for meeting a century mark in 2021. What’s in a name? Some call it the Steeplechase, some the Far Hills Race Meeting, and some prefer to call it simply ‘The Hunt‘. Whichever name you choose, you’re all partially correct. While the name is officially called the Far Hills Race Meeting, hosted by the Far Hills Race Meeting Association (FHRMA), every year, on the third Saturday in October, the horses come back to Far Hills for the exciting…

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Events

Post Views: 694 There are SO many events going on in the area. Various views are available below. Hope to see you out there! Please confirm with the organizer to confirm details and times. What’s Happening this Week Monthly Fridge Calendar

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Weddings @ Historic Venues in the Bucolic Somerset Hills, New Jersey

Historic Wedding Venues - Mr Local History

Post Views: 1,645 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 given our mission and started our research. If you know of a historic property that offers the availability to rent out their venue, we’d love to hear from you. Historic Properties you can rent for a wedding: The Old Mill Inn – Bernards Township (Basking Ridge), New Jersey – Click…

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Virtual Tour of Historic Basking Ridge Village

Basking Ridge Downtown - Mr. Local History

Post Views: 2,560 We’ve been testing out a new piece of technology and wanted to share with our community. The project is to compliment what has traditionally been a guided walking tour in Basking Ridge. We’re thinking of hiring one of the docents to walk through this virtual tour to get as close to taking a real tour. TIP: Watch it on your laptop first. Then try watching it on your phone. The phone version is like your camera is on and you’re actually walking on the streets of Basking…

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