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Become A THSSH Member

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Become a member of the oldest historic organization in the Somerset Hills. THSSH has been preserving and promoting local history since 1928! Founded in 1928 originally as the Historical Society of Basking Ridge, the mission and name of the society was later changed to The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization including all five communities of the Somerset Hills – Bedminster, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone, Bernardsville and Bernards Township (Basking Ridge).


Members are the heart of The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH). Each member is an essential part of a dedicated community of volunteers and supporters who ensure that the history of the Somerset Hills is preserved.  Your membership allows us to put on programs that engage and inform.  Membership dues help us develop exceptional exhibitions that celebrate the Somerset Hills and remind all citizens of our shared past.  Becoming a member also helps maintain the Brick Academy and the remarkable collection of objects and artifacts in our Museum.

Tax Deductible

Your tax deductible annual membership allows us to function as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting projects, events, educational programs and advocacy leadership on issues related to historical significance in the Somerset Hills..

For more information about Membership, please call (908) 221 – 1770 or email us.


  • Advocacy leadership on issues related to historical significance in the Somerset Hills
  • Advance email notice of special programs and events
  • Invitations to our free members-only holiday party and other social events
  • Event discounts including many free offers
  • Free access to the Brick Academy Research Center and Library
  • Discounted bookstore items and rights & reproduction fees
  • Opportunity for Historic Education Scholarships up to $500
  • Print subscription to Inside the Brick Academy newsletter
  • Membership Directory
  • Free Affinity FCU Membership available to all THSSH members and families … more info

Join or Renew Your Membership Online

Please help us preserve the Somerset Hills past and protect its future by becoming a new member or renewing your current membership. You can become a member or renew your membership online using our secure payment system.

Memberships are annual and renew in the spring. If you join mid-term, your new membership will carry over to the following year.

Thank you for your support!

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Become a Member By Mail

If you prefer, you can become a member by mail. Please download the membership form and mail it along with your check payable to THSSH to:

PO Box 136
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Attn: Membership

Business Members

A special opportunity for local businesses and corporations is to become a Business Member.

As an added incentive, we will also give each new Business Member a complimentary copy of our commemorative Bicentennial book, a historic booklet of Bernards Township, NJ, published o commemorate the bicentennial: 1760-1960.

We also invite all local businesses and corporations to sponsor advertising in our Inside the Brick Academy newsletter, published three times a year, as well as our bi-annual Holiday House Tour guidebook.

What Will You Get for Your Business Sponsorship?

Your logo, business card, and contact information will be prominently displayed in our print publications. Each Holiday House Tour (HHT) sponsor also receives two complimentary tickets to the HHT.