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How The Somerset Hills Became The Somerset Hills

Date: November 6, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills is pleased to announce that on SundayNovember 6, from 2 to 5 pm, we will be sponsoring a fund-raising presentation and reception in the historic stone carriage barn and stable on the Upton Pyne estate in Bernardsville.  One of our trustees, local and architectural historian W. Barry Thomson, who was the coauthor of the two-volume work, “New Jersey Country Houses: The Somerset Hills,” will give an illustrated talk titled, “How the Somerset Hills Became the Somerset Hills.”  Following the presentation, refreshments will be served and attendees can examine a number of historical exhibits on display.  There are few better venues for a presentation on this topic than the historic Upton Pyne estate that was developed in the late 1890s by Percy Rivington Pyne and his wife, Maud Howland Pyne, who were prominent members of the so-called Mountain Colony of the Somerset Hills.  Attendees will also receive a commemorative booklet about the history of the Upton Pyne estate and the Pyne family to take home.  The November 6 event is being held courtesy of the estate’s present owners, Carol and Ron Davi. This event is SOLD OUT.