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News

News of THSSH’s involvement in the Somerset Hills.

The latest activity of THSSH and local historians in supporting history and historical thinking in the Somerset Hills.

Afternoon Tea

April 21, 2024
The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) hosts its first ‘Afternoon Tea.’ Suzanne Scott; Ruth Melillo,THSSH Program Committee Chair; Sue Zibelli, THSSH Chair More than 120 guests attended The Historical Society’s first “Afternoon Tea” benefit on Sunday, April 14, 2024. Hosted by Fox News Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Scott and her family at the... Learn more

Current News

Film Screening: Under the Great Oak

April 25, 2024
A film directed by Basking Ridge resident Michael Reynolds. Presented by the Friends of the Bernards Township Library Under the Great Oak is a documentary about America’s oldest white oak tree, the community that grew up under it, and the hard work of saying goodbye to a symbol of home. Screening followed by a Q&A... Learn more

Afternoon Tea

April 21, 2024
The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) hosts its first ‘Afternoon Tea.’ Suzanne Scott; Ruth Melillo,THSSH Program Committee Chair; Sue Zibelli, THSSH Chair More than 120 guests attended The Historical Society’s first “Afternoon Tea” benefit on Sunday, April 14, 2024. Hosted by Fox News Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Scott and her family at the... Learn more

Past News

Freemason Secrets

March 21, 2024
The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) and Congdon-Overlook Lodge in Bernardsville hosted a fascinating program called Freemason Secrets on Thursday evening.  Speaker Erich Morgan Huhn walked the audience through the mythology and history of the Ancient and Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons, a fraternal organization with origins in 17th century Scotland... Learn more

New Article on Blairsden

March 6, 2024
The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) announces the online publication of Blairsden and the Blair Family by W. Barry Thomson.   The article is a major new history of the Blair family and their country home in Peapack-Gladstone.  The article includes many historic photographs showing family members and the building and design of the... Learn more

Revolutionary Spies

February 22, 2024
The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) welcomed spy scholar Damien Cregeau on Thursday night February 22 for an in-depth talk on espionage during the Revolutionary War.  Cregeau talked about John Honeyman who was a spy for General George Washington and lived in Griggstown and later Bedminster in Somerset County.   Also covered were the... Learn more