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

Tewksbury Scenic Auto Tour

July 21, 2024
Join the Tewksbury Historical Society on Sunday, August 4 for their Scenic Auto Tour. Check In is between 10:30 am and 3:00 pm at their headquarters (60 Water St, Lebanon/Mountainville, NJ 08833). Admission: $10 per tour booklet Tickets: Learn more

Trump Returns to Bedminster

July 14, 2024
Former President Donald Trump returned to his home in Bedminster following the assassination attempt on July 13 in Butler, PA.   Trump was injured, not seriously, in the ear by a gunshot.  Trump has maintained a residence at the Trump National Golf Course in the township for many years.  He departed Bedminster the next day, July... Learn more

THSSH Museum Exhibits

July 1, 2024
Do you have a Collection you would like to put on display in our Museum in the Brick Academy? The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills Museum is a wonderful place where the story of your collection can be shared with our community. Collectors can assist our staff in arranging the exhibit, and may present... Learn more

Past 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

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