Holiday Cards for Veterans -#cardsforvets

Lyons VA - Mr Local History Project Card for Vets Project

Post Views: 1,053 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: 1,399 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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SHOP LOCAL – Small Business Saturday is Everyday!

Shop for a Cause - Mr Local History Project #shoplocalhistory #justoneitem

Post Views: 1,147 The Mr. Local History Project is probably the “smallest of small businesses” and needs your support. We have great gifts that bring fun and memorable local history to all! Please consider #justoneitem. It makes a big difference and shows you care. ALL of our historic keepsake items are available in our local online store. Basking Ridge Village “Christmas Eve Singalong” Holiday Cards NEW!!!! Bernardsville Town Green Holiday Cards Wooden Iconic historic keepsakes from Cats Meow Brick Academy, Boudinout House, Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church and Oak Tree, Blairsden,…

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Bernardsville Honors Local Soldiers

Bernardsville Honoring Veterans - Mr Local History Project

Post Views: 2,059 The borough of Bernardsville, New Jersey, in conjunction with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Memorial Post 7858 and Downtown Bernardsville, is honors local soldiers with a program entitled “Bernardsville honors our soldiers.” Bernardsville is part of what’s known as the Somerset Hills in northern Somerset County, New Jersey, which is why the Mr. Local History Project honors this program. There are currently 31 veterans honored on the banners. They are hung in mid-May through the mid-July for Memorial Day and July 4 and then for Veterans…

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2019 – Local History in Pictures

The Mr. Local History 2019 Year in Pictures. Join us for a look back at our inaugural year!

Post Views: 1,201 As 2019 comes to a close here in the Somerset Hills, now’s the best time to take a look back at all the fun events, activities, posts, and images for 2019. While not in images, our biggest event was when we expanded, incorporated, and formally became a 501c3 non-profit community organization. Now we get to do what we do and do it with non-profit status. So now you can give tax deductible donations towards our programs and scholarship fund. Please also let me take a moment to…

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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: 1,577 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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Wooden Collectibles

The Cat's Meow is one of the worlds most iconic collectible series. Mr. Local History started creating the Somerset Hills Historic Village back in 2018. Each year we launch new additions based on community input.

Post Views: 2,298 The MLH Project is proud to announce that the Somerset Hills Historic Village is Joining the New Jersey Historic Village Collection as part of the world famous Cat’s Meow Wooden Keepsake Collection Vote for the Next Wooden Collectible Now! Ends Sunday, 10/6/2019 – And the Winner Is……. PRE-ORDERNo. 14 – c.1921 Far Hills Race Meeting (Far Hills, New Jersey) Image coming soon. Our first keepsake honoring a historic event. Pre-Order now. Click Here. Estimated to be available in March 2021. PRE-ORDERNo. 13 – The Historic Cranford Canoe…

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The History of Worship in Basking Ridge

History of Churches and worship in the Somerset Hills of Basking Ridge and Bernardsville, New Jersey

Post Views: 5,605 On June 10, 2017 the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church (BRPC) celebrated its 300th anniversary with a town wide parade from Ridge High School down Finley Avenue to the iconic church off the Basking Ridge village green. Given this great accomplishment we thought it’d be important to look into the history of worship in the town and provide some insight. Another Historic Moment: The first virtual Easter Service – April 12, 2020 The Basking Ridge Worship Timeline Putting everything in perspective a 300 year existence is incredible. Just think…

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Shop for a Cause

Shop for a Cause - Mr Local History Project #shoplocalhistory #justoneitem

Post Views: 1,737 Support Local History by getting #JUSTONEITEM. It makes a huge difference! The Mr. Local History Project is a 100% all volunteer effort. We’re also a federally and state recognized 501c3 non-profit organization. Our fundraising has taken a serious hit due to the pandemic without being able to run fundraising events. So we have to rely on our local history merchandise. A collection of our more exclusive custom make keepsakes and collectibles. A wide variety of fun and social clothing, pillows. clocks, phone covers, and YES – MASKS.…

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