Post Views: 2,794 Researching New Jersey and our Somerset Hills Community’s History with Maps As a historian, maps are one of the greatest sources of information capturing a time and place. These maps are ones we use to research history,… Read More »Sharing Local History with Maps – How to Read Into Them
MLH Inaugural Issue – Vol 1 Issue 1 Spring 2019
Mr. Local History Online Magazine – a free magazine with stories about local history and events in New Jersey.
Post Views: 1,924 The internet is such a great place to begin a search for local history and was exactly the reason why I started writing this blog and posting. Find a good story, research it, and share it with… Read More »Mr. Local History Builds Wikipedia Page
Post Views: 28,165 Many people have asked why post all this history stuff on the area you’re calling the Somerset Hills. Well, call it passion. Call it intrigue. Call it local awareness. I think that the main reason is whenever… Read More »Grand Mansions and Historic Homes in the Somerset Hills
Post Views: 2,506 While searching the internet we found a few great books that showcases the history of the Somerset Hills and Somerset County, New Jersey from the early 1800’s. If you like local history, these two books really bring… Read More »Somerset History – Two Historic Books
Post Views: 3,993 This is a continuation of The History of The Far Hills Race Meeting post….. For the better part of a decade, the Mr. Local History Project has been digging and investigating the history of one of the… Read More »The Essex Hunt and the Far Hills Race Meeting Historic Timeline
Post Views: 4,118 Tucked in the northern section of Somerset County, New Jersey, the area known as the Somerset Hills has a rich history that Mr. Local History is proud to document. Each property was researched prior to submitting documentation… Read More »Somerset Hills Historic Sites on the National & State Registers
Post Views: 7,227 Historical Perspective: The Blairsden Estate of Clinton Ledyard Blair Peapack/Gladstone, New Jersey Submitted: Brooks Betz & W. Barry Thomson Blairsden Background Out of all of the requests that we receive at Mr. Local History, none measure up… Read More »The Gilded Age: The Blairsden Estate
Post Views: 1,460 Throwback post – If you live in Bernards Township, New Jersey, for the 250th Anniversary back in 2010 Bernards Township adopted the Flower Drift Daffodil as the 250th Anniversary Daffodil for their 250th anniversary! Show your support… Read More »Spring Planting – Keep the History Going
Post Views: 1,587 By W. JACOB PERRY Staff Writer March 19, 2019 It’s a popular treasure trove of information about virtually every local landmark from the Blairsden mansion to the late Basking Ridge oak tree, but the web site of… Read More »Popular Historical Web Site in Somerset Hills ‘Going Dark’
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Post Views: 2,163 Mr Local History is proud to announce the release of the third in the collectible series, the 619 year old Basking Ridge Historic White Oak Cat’s Meow collectible. The collectible is now available online. The New Jersey… Read More »Basking Ridge Historic White Oak Tree Selected as 3rd Keepsake in Series
Post Views: 1,808 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… Read More »Shop for a Cause