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.

Current News

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

Basking Ridge Oak Tree Acorn Ornament

February 8, 2024
An opportunity to receive a limited edition keepsake is yours – when you support the Historic Cemetery and Oak Tree Funds. Each $50 donation will receive a thank you gift of a commemorative life-size white oak acorn ornament, crafted from the wood of the historic Basking Ridge Oak tree. For their donation, The Historical Society... Learn more

Tewksbury Historical Society Hosts Joel Farkas at Its General Meeting

March 17, 2024
The Tewksbury Historical Society hosts Joel Farkas, Lecturer at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Institue for Life Learning,  at its General Meeting,  Sunday, March 17th.  The event takes place at the Zion Lutheran Church Christian Education Building, 18 Miller Ave., Oldwick, 08558,  at 1 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge.  Refreshments... Learn more

Past News

Somerset County Touts Revolutionary Past

November 19, 2023
Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge is the location of two homesteads of prominent revolutionaries: These homesteads will now benefit from two recently announced historic preservation projects as part of Somerset County’s celebration of America’s 250th birthday coming up in 2026. Somerset County Commissioner Melonie Marano made the announcement at a recent Middlebrook Symposium held... Learn more

Lord Stirling Park Upgrades

November 4, 2023
Somerset County commissioners have approved a plan to revitalize Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge.  The plan includes new excavations at the Lord Stirling Manor site, new trails to and restoration of the Boudinot Mansion, and a new horse barn at the stable complex.  See the county’s press release at: Learn more

Early Schools of Somerset County

July 11, 2023
Somerset County Historical Society Museum Exhibit - Early Schools of Somerset County - every Tuesday 11 am – 3 pm and 2nd & 4th Saturday 12 – 3 pm until August 8th at the VAN VEGHTEN HOUSE, 6 Van Veghten Drive, off Finderne Ave/Route 533, Bridgewater. Photos, articles, report cards, artifacts, graduation gifts, & memorials. With Deep Appreciation to the many donors who are sharing their treasures. 908 218 1281 Somerset County Historical Society NJ... Learn more