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Young Historians

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) is always looking for young historians who want to learn about history and who also want to build their skills to prepare them for the future.  The Young Historians program is a fun, interactive learning experience for our areas youth.  THSSH Young Historians receive a free one-year student membership to THSSH.
THSSH is a great place to get your 25-hour high school volunteer community service hours – you can do it all in one place, for one organization, and keep it simple. Students will be involved in projects that cover genealogy, American history, and architectural history.  THSSH continues to build new programs, and expand our collection of materials in order to be suitable for students of all ages.
The Young Historians meet at the Brick Academy located in the center of Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  The historic,1809 Federal-style building had been a boys’ private preparatory school, a public school, a meeting hall for several fraternal and benevolent organizations, and the Bernards Township municipal building. It currently serves as the headquarters of The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills.
THSSH has many opportunities for young historians in the Somerset Hills.  To get involved, simply Contact Us and someone from the Program Committee will be in touch.

Young Historians Opportunities

Create a Young Historian program: 

Work with the Program Committee and learn everything that’s needed to create a program or event, from planning through post follow up.
Runs All Year

Haunted Walking Tour Zombies: 

We need 2-3 zombies to dress up and participate in our Haunted Walking Tour.


Charter Day
Weekend Journey through the Past
Museum Open Hours

Elder Voices: 

Take notes and prepare an article at the next Elder Voices program at the Brick Academy
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Holiday Crafts: 

Help with a holiday craft project for kids

Research Assistant: 

THSSH receives research requests from the public all the time. Work with one of our volunteer researchers and help research and draft a response for the request.
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Ridge HS Community Service Info: