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Programs & Events

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills presents a variety of programs throughout the year, providing many opportunities to learn more about the history of our community.

Check out our Upcoming Programs & Events, or look back through time to see what you missed!

Upcoming Programs

The Trustees of THSSH are working on developing upcoming programs.  These programs will be announced soon.  Check back often to see what THSSH has to offer!

Kids Craft Ornament and Coloring Book

December 7, 2019
Bring your kids to the Brick Academy BEFORE the Basking Ridge Tree Lighting. The Brick Academy is located just off the town green at 15 W. Oak Street. The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) offers this program free to the community. Your children can create a historic Brick Academy ornament. Each child receives... Learn more

Upcoming Events

Holiday Membership Gathering

December 19, 2019
Current members welcome.  Interested in becoming a member?  Please join us for some holiday cheer!... Learn more

Membership Gathering

March 25, 2020
Current members welcome.  Interested in becoming a member?  Please join us!... Learn more

Past Programs

Haunted Walking Tour of Basking Ridge

October 28, 2018
Tickets will be available about 8 weeks prior to event.Members + One Guest: FreeNon-Members: $10 Back by popular demand! Join us for a fall classic as our Witch of Basking Ridge entertains with chilling tales that have held the test of time – Lady of the Swamp, the Express Train to Hell, the War Ghosts,... Learn more

Collections Talk – CRUCIVERBALISM: The Art of Solving (& Creating) Crossword Puzzles

August 8, 2018
Wednesday, 8 August 2018 from 19:00-20:30 EDTabout 9 months ago History in the Somerset Hills CRUCIVERBALISM: THE ART OF SOLVING (& CREATING!) CROSSWORD PUZZLES The presentation accompanies the newest exhibit in THSSH’s on-going series, “A Collector’s Cabinet,” which highlights local residents’ personal collections. Featured in the presentation will be history of crossword ... Learn more

Speaker Series: “The Mystery of Nancy Drew: Girl Sleuth”

June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 21, at 7:00 PM Brick Academy, 15 W. Oak Street, Basking Ridge Basking Ridge resident Teri Passarello will be giving a talk on “The Mystery of Nancy Drew: Girl Sleuth” at the Brick Academy on Thursday, June 21, at 7:00 PM. The lecture, sponsored by The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH),... Learn more

Past Events

Somerset County’s Weekend Journey Through the Past

October 12, 2019
Want something fun to do with friends or family? Why not explore some of the most historic properties across Somerset County for FREE! Yes, 29 local historic minded organizations are participating this year and three historical properties are located right here in the Somerset Hills!... Learn more

Living History Day The Lord Stirling 1770s Festival

October 6, 2019
Tour the most prominent historic properties in Somerset County. Visit 3 properties right here in the Somerset Hills Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. Colonial history lives at the Somerset County Park Commission’s annual 1770s Festival when Lord Stirling’s grand manor house and estate come to life in Lord Stirling Park in... Learn more

Membership Gathering

September 25, 2019
Current members welcome.  Interested in becoming a member?  Please join us! Brick Academy15 W. Oak StBasking RidgeNJ... Learn more