THSSH had hoped to interview two people who have been at the forefront of historic preservation in Bedminster, New Jersey. However we are sad to inform everyone of the losses of Pritch Matthews and Dutzie Robbie who are no longer with us.
Both Ms. Matthews and Ms. Robbie were heavily involved in preserving and promoting local history. Dutzie was dedicated to local residents and served as both Bedminster Township Historian and Historic Preservation Committee Lead.
A long-time Basking Ridge resident and township historian, June O. Kennedy (1928-2018) was a trustee of The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills. In addition to writing many books on local history, she lectured and gave tours to school and civic groups on local history, researched houses, and compiled genealogies.