Bernards Township & Bernardsville Honor Veterans and The Fallen

Bernards Township Honors our local veterans - Mr Local History

Post Views: 2,643 UPDATE: There is a Go Fund Me Campaign called “Buy A Veteran a Burger” that will feed vets on the Lyons VA campus this Memorial Day weekend. Each Memorial Day and Veterans Day Bernards Township and Bernardsville honors our military veterans with a banner salute around the Bernards Township Municipal building and in downtown Bernardsville area. The banners usually stay up between the two holidays and grace our townships with honor and sacrifice and a true sense of what these people mean to our community and our…

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Inaugural Bernards Township Day – May 24 – Day of Community Service and Pride

Bernards Township Day May 24 Day of Community Service Banner #bernardstownshipday

Post Views: 400 Day Focuses on Community Service and Pride for Bernards Township Tuesday, May 24 is the day where the community gives back to Bernards Township with acts of community service and pride. It’s called Bernards Township Day, celebrated annually on the day of the townships founding- May 24, 1760. It is NOT Charter Day, a street fair held typically the third Saturday in May. Inaugural #bernardstownshipday Bernards Township Day commemorates a day of community service to be held every May 24th – the same day as May 24,…

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The Basking Ridge Christmas Eve Community Sing

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Post Views: 9,601 Live and in Person – Be On the Green in Basking Ridge Village – Dec. 24 @6:55pm – We sing promptly at 7:00!!!!!! Every year on December 24th for 98 years starting promptly at 7pm on what’s known as “The Green”, residents, families, friends, and guests in Basking Ridge, New Jersey gather for less than 20 minutes to sing Christmas carols, wish good tidings, then move on to their personal family traditions. Church bells begin ringing at about 6:45pm. 10 songs are sung and the caroling ends…

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History of the Basking Ridge Fire Company and the Town Christmas Tree

Post Views: 3,120 Every year the Basking Ridge Fire Company accepts a large evergreen tree donated by a local resident or business. The all volunteer Basking Ridge Fire Company members take responsibility for cutting the tree down and placing it on the village green in Basking Ridge center. Firefighters and volunteers also decorate the tree for the holidays, relying on fire equipment to reach the top. The Fire Company will arrive to down the tree, clean up afterward, and transport the tree away in a couple of hours. The traditional…

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Holiday Greeting Cards Scream Local

The Mr. Local History Project Holiday Cards

Post Views: 280 Join the community on December 4th in Bernardsville and Basking Ridge as they kick off the holiday season as the Mr. Local History Project is donating over 500 limited edition holiday cards to the community at Saturday’s Basking Ridge tree lighting and the Bernardsville Holiday Parade. Printed by Bernardsville Print Center’s Rich Steinberg, there are two versions of the Mr. Local History Project holiday card; one for Basking Ridge and one for Bernardsville. The card symbolizes the local holidays in the area, bringing all the chance to…

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Tis the Season – Two Trees that Will Warm Your Heart

Giving Back -Community Tree 2021 Basking Ridge NJ

Post Views: 564 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” both on full display in Bernards Township now thru the end of the year. Write a wish, to the world. Hang on the tree for all to see.Take a Tooth Box that’s hanging there,A Tooth Fairy gift, and yes it’s FREE.#toothfairytree2021 A bad Rhyme, but you get the idea right?…

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The Holiday History Boutique is Open

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Post Views: 576 The 2021 edition of the Mr Local History Holiday Boutique is OPEN. Give the gift of locally made limited edition keepsakes and collectibles to give or to decorate your home. Your purchases go towards funding our annual scholarship fund and to support the great programs we provide to the community each year. As always – Support local! Shop Local. Support the Mr. Local History non-profit efforts with a gift of “Local.” All the items below are limited edition and when they sell out they are gone!’ Click…

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Colonial Christmas Holidays in Bedminster

Colonial Christmas at the Jacobus Vanderveer House

Post Views: 2,465 The historic Vanderveer House in Bedminster celebrates the holiday season with Colonial Christmas in 2021. Who likes history? Who likes Christmas? There’s an event that’s been going on just after Thanksgiving for 16 years at a beautifully restored colonial home in Bedminster, New Jersey. The event is called Colonial Christmas and it’s time to recognize what a great event it is. Called the Jacobus Vanderveer House (pronounced  Jake-O- Bus Vander Veer – it’s a Dutch thing), has transformed into one of the most beautifully restored revolutionary war era federal homes in America. But it’s…

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Exclusive Holiday Cards – Get Yours

Holiday Greeting Cards - Available Now.

Post Views: 1,390 “T’was the night before Christmas in the village of Basking Ridge” and the Bernardsville Center Community Holiday Cards with a purpose! In our first year of being, the Mr. Local History project presents an exclusive holiday card for our Bernards Township friends and families. We call it the “T’was the night before Christmas in Basking Ridge village” card. The card was created by our dear friend Linda Arnold, a resident of Liberty Corner. For a limited time, you can get a set of 5 cards with envelopes…

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The Haunted Registry of the Somerset Hills

Haunted Takes From the Somerset Hills - Mr Local History

Post Views: 1,720 Believe it or not, the dead is alive in in the blue hills of Somerset in northern Somerset County. The question is not whether they are real or not, but more like are they disturbing or friendly. The Mr. Local History Project is looking for the public to share their paranormal experiences. Know the Tales? Take the Survey Loading… Phyllis Parker Ghost – Bernardsville Phyllis, the daughter of John Parker, at the Parker Tavern (Old Library) in Bernardsville. She commits suicide after finding her lover was hung…

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Origins of Cold as Balls and Cold as a Witch’s Teet

Cold as Balls - Cold as a witches tit

Post Views: 21,976 Someone asked the question “Where did the term cold as balls come from and why do they say it?” That got us to thinking about another saying, Cold as a Witch’s tit. We had our mission. Man It’s Cold as Balls! Cold as balls is an interesting term. My daughter even says it! You hear it all the time but most guys then respond with; “My balls aren’t cold, so what the heck does cold as balls mean?” Cold as balls as it’s referred to in the…

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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: 813 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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The New Jersey Historic Miniature Village Keepsake Collection

Local History Wooden Collectibles - Cats Meow Village - Mr Local History Project

Post Views: 3,876 The MLH Project is proud to showcase New Jersey’s Ultimate wooden keepsake collection. The New Jersey Historic Village Collection. The New Jersey Historic Village keepsake collection is a wood painted collectible series honoring historic iconic buildings, properties, and fixtures that are part of the historic fabric of New Jersey’s history. Each keepsake was selected based on community feedback and a voting process. Brooks Betz stated, “we’re really excited to see how the public reacts to the next additions to this historic series.” The Mr. Local History Project…

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Holiday Cards for Veterans -#cardsforvets

Lyons VA - Mr Local History Project Card for Vets Project

Post Views: 959 In a year filled with challenge and heartache the Mr. Local History brought a little holiday cheer by presenting their #cardsforvets, a program that connected the community with local veterans. Cards for Veterans were presented at the Lyons VA on Monday to spread a little cheer in a difficult time. It seems like a lifetime ago but it was only a year ago when children and their parents gathered at the Washington House in Basking Ridge and wrote out holiday cards for our veterans. Those cards were…

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Come Make a Wish: Community Wish Tree for the Holiday Season

Basking Ridge Community Wish Tree - Mr Local History

Post Views: 1,299 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 COVID! We have an idea, but need your support. We would have used our artificial tree but it only is for indoor use. This has to go outdoors. So we promise to purchase one right across the street at Bishop Janes. We have chosen local business Gerald York Opticians to…

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