Post Views: 5,212 The MLH Project is proud to showcase New Jersey’s Ultimate wooden keepsake collection. Twenty five iconic Jersey places that are immortalized in miniature wooden figurines. The New Jersey Historic Village Collection The New Jersey Historic Village keepsake… Read More »The New Jersey Historic Miniature Village Keepsake Collection
2020 Fall MLH Magazine Vol2- Issue 3
Mr. Local History Magazine’s Fall 2020 Edition – a free magazine with stories about local history and events in New Jersey.
Vol. 2 Issue 3 – Fall 2020 – COVER: In the quite town of Basking Ridge in Somerset County, New Jersey, the Mr. Local History Project uncovered a heartwarming story about one of the first black pilots in the states to volunteer with the now famed Tuskegee Airmen of Alabama. MLH also looks back to the Lyons VA Hospital, historic school images, and a man who’s park in Far Hills is named the J. Belcher Park. We close out with stories of lore and horror in the Somerset Hills as Halloween is just around the corner.
Post Views: 4,368 NOTE: 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 expand this piece as information becomes available. The story is… Read More »Retrospective: Robert & Estelle Terry – Tuskegee Airmen and Basking Ridge Pilots
Post Views: 1,941 Give the Gift of Haunted Roots and support local history – Click Here Recorded Friday, October 30, 2020 Join the Mr. Local History Project as we welcome award winning journalist and Walking Dead actor Matt Ryan… Read More »Haunted Roots – The Horror Tale of the Devil Tree in Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Post Views: 1,282 Fagettaboutit. Mr. Local History welcomes author Fred Rossi for a chat about his book JERSEY STORIES. Virtual Discussion and Signing. Get Fred Rossi’s Jersey Stories Book today – write him directly at Fred T. Rossi [email protected] or… Read More »Meet the Author of “Jersey Stories”
Post Views: 4,533 Ghosts, Murder, Nuns gone insane, the Devil and other horror stories from the Somerset Hills When the leaves start turning and the nights get cooler, ghost tales and horror stories take over the autumn camp fires. Volunteering… Read More »Horror in the Somerset Hills
Post Views: 2,100 Many people may not know that the 12 acre pocket of land on the corner of Main Street and Peapack Gladstone Road has served as the crossroads of Far Hills going back farther than the towns formation… Read More »Retrospective: J. Malcolm Belcher & The Far Hills Fairgrounds – Home to the VNA Rummage Sale
Post Views: 1,898 Schools in the Somerset Hills area of northern Somerset County have been a mainstay back to the mid-1700s. We honor the history of these memorable facilities in images from various sources now in our digital research archives.… Read More »MLH Honors Back to School with Historic School Images From the Somerset Hills
Post Views: 5,358 The Lyons Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital Historic District, currently known as the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, Lyons Campus, is located at 151 Knollcroft Road, approximately 2.5 miles southwest of the village of Basking Ridge… Read More »Retrospective: The Lyons VA Medical Center
Post Views: 5,526 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… Read More »History of the Far Hills Race Meeting