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

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

Film Screening: Under the Great Oak

October 11, 2023

Past News

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

Tewksbury Art Show & Sale

October 5, 2023
Tewksbury Historical Society Hosts 31st Tewksbury Art Show and Sale The 31st Tewksbury Art Show and Sale benefiting the Tewksbury Historical Society, chaired by Andy Calamaras, will take place Saturday, Oct. 7 thru Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Christian Education Center, 18 Miller Ave.,  Oldwick, 08858.   The Show includes juried, small works and... Learn more


November 27, 2022
The Brick Academy Museum is open to the public 2-4 PM the first Sunday of each month.

Most of us enjoy the beauty and history of the Somerset Hills without giving much thought to the enslaved African-Americans who were brought here by force. Many of us don’t even realize that slavery was a bulwark of New Jersey’s economy well into the 19 the century. In fact, New Jersey had more enslaved African-Americans than any other Northern State except New York.... Learn more