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The originating founders of the non-profit Mr. Local History Project

Post Views: 227 Have a Passion for Local History? The Mr. Local History Project is ALWAYS looking out for those who want to take an entrepreneurial approach toward history. We are an extremely social group that wants to incorporate those who make a difference by doing! We try, we win, we fail, we learn, and we try again. Some of our ideas work, and some don’t. But we’re always trying to find new ways to share local history. Want to get involved? Drop us a note and lets talk. or…

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2022 Historic Basking Ridge Village Walking Tour Scholarship Fundraiser

A few of our fantastic hosts and docents for the Basking Ridge walking tour.

Post Views: 504 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 of the Historic Basking Ridge Village! Tell your friends! Tell a friend. bring a guest. Make it a girls afternoon out! it’s a high school scholarship fundraiser! A GREAT LOCAL TOUR! Join the Mr. Local History Project as we present our annual walking tour of the historic village of Basking…

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Basking Ridge Oak Tree Community Photo Album

The Basking Ridge Oak Tree Photo Album - Mr Local History Project

Post Views: 1,347 On April 24-26, 2017 the New Jersey town of Basking Ridge lost its oldest resident, the Basking Ridge historic white oak tree.  What was estimated to be over 600 years old, no one ever imagined that the tree would die during their lifetime and it came as quite a shock to the entire community. So we reached out to the community on our Facebook Page asking for any photos to add to our Basking Ridge Oak Tree photo album. If you’d like your photo added, join the…

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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: 3,939 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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2021: Honoring Far Hills, New Jersey Centennial

Far Hills Anniversary Banner - Mr Local History

Post Views: 1,371 NOTE: The Borough of Far Hills celebrates its 100th anniversary #farhills100, with Council President Karner and the mayor’s wife, Janis Vallone, spearheading “what will be a great community event on May 15 ,2021 with a parade and picnic for Far Hills residents.” Due to COVID the Town will have only a small 10 a.m. ceremony outside borough hall after plans for a parade and a community-wide picnic at the Fairgrounds had to be dropped. The festivities were to begin with a parade starting at the Far Hills…

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Scholarship Donation – Our Gift

Beers 1873 Map Mr Local History Free Map Offer

Post Views: 1,477 Make a Tax Deductible Donation – Get a Frameable Map Finding New Ways to Share Local History.We call it “Maps for a Cause” supporting Our Ridge and Bernards High Scholarship Funds The Mr. Local History Project continues its mission to get history in the hands, and on the walls, of our local residents. So we have an offer for everyone. You send us a tax deductible donation, and we’ll send you a custom created historic rendering of an iconic 1873 map. While we had hoped to do…

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Comparing The Basking Ridge Oak to the Worlds Oldest Trees

So what happened while the Basking Ridge Oak Tree was growing up - Mr Local History

Post Views: 8,076 On April 24-26, 2017 the New Jersey town of Basking Ridge lost its oldest resident, the Basking Ridge historic white oak tree.  What was estimated to be over 600 years old, no one ever imagined that the tree would die during their lifetime and it came as quite a shock to the entire community. Are there other stories stories out there? We started to think; how does the loss of the Basking Ridge Oak tree rank against the worlds oldest trees. Here’s what we found. The 600 Year…

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Cranford Canoe Club Moves Closer to National Historic Nomination

Growing up at the Cranford Canoe Club - Mr. Local History Archive #mrlocalhistory

Post Views: 1,028 What has been coined the “Venice of New Jersey”, the iconic Cranford Canoe Club in Cranford, New Jersey is starting the journey for a nomination to the New Jersey and National Registries of Historic places according to Brooks Betz, Board Trustee at the Mr. Local History Project. The journey began when the last private owner of the Cranford Canoe Club was interested in recognizing the history of the iconic Cranford Canoe Club, the oldest operating canoe club and livery operation in New Jersey. “I couldn’t believe that…

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The Mr. Local History Historic Marker Scavenger Hunt

It's the Mr. Local History Historic Marker Challenge

Post Views: 2,400 It’s time to grab your smartphone and head outdoors for a new adventure for history buffs. The Mr. Local History Project has been traveling all over northern Somerset County trying to locate some of the most obvious and obscure historic markers in the area. Each marker discusses a historic moment from our areas past. The fun part is we’re making it a challenge. We’ve identified 31 signs in the Somerset Hills towns of Bedminster, Bernards, Bernardsville, and Peapack. Question is, can you find them? Three Legs We’ve…

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The originating founders of the non-profit Mr. Local History Project

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