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The Ultimate Bernards Township
250th Anniversary Collectible

Limited Edition Collectible Images of America book will be available in limited supplies.

See details below to reserve your copy today.

Around and About in Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner, and Lyons

Inside America Limited Edition Bernards 250 edition

This sure to be a classic local collectible, "Around and About - Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner, and Lyons will be a limited release and only available from the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills at their Brick Academy home starting on May 15, 2010 commemorating the 250th Bernards Township Charter Day celebration.

This 146 page collectible will contain over 150 classic historic images, while history, and storytelling come alive in this commemorative reprint of the 1995 sold out book released from Arcadia Publishing.

Marcella Miccolis, Chair of the Historical Society, stated in press release, " We are pleased to sponsor the reprint of Around and About in Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner and Lyons.  Through memorable photographs, factual captions and writer excerpts, the local history book brings bygone eras of Bernards Township back to life. 

Proceeds from book sales, generously donated by author June Kennedy, a long-time Trustee of the Historical Society, will go toward maintaining the Brick Academy and Historical Society programs."

Author Autographing Copies

Author and historian June Kennedy will be autographing copies at the Brick Academy Saturday, May 15, 2010Conceived as a project to help celebrate Bernards Township's 250th anniversary this year, advanced copies are available for reservation on the Historical Society's website at (see details below) The book will be available for direct purchase for $20.00 at the Brick Academy beginning on Charter Day, May 15, 2010, and Kennedy will be present from 1 - 3 p.m. for book signings.

The Historical Society's limited edition will include a new update written by Kennedy for Bernards' 250th Anniversary, covering the fifteen years since her book was first published.

While June Kennedy has also served as Bernards Township's official historian since the position was created in 1990, she is a longstanding and lifetime member of The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills.

The book will be also available for purchase after Charter Day at the Brick Academy, which is open Sundays between 1 and 4, and first and third Wednesdays of every month from 10 to noon.

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The limited edition book is available for out of area orders.

Simply send a personal check made payable to THSSH along with your name and address.

  • Book $20.00
  • Shipping Fee - $5.00 per book - USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery)
  • Send name and address to:

    THSSH Book Order
    P.O. Box 136, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

    Additional Information

    To learn more about the local history of Basking Ridge, Bernards Township, many of these historic sites, and the Somerset Hills area, please visit us online at or

    To learn more about The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills - visit them online at

    Submitted: April 19, 2010
    Submitted by: Brooks Betz



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    About The Brick Academy

    BR_Brick_Academy_Sketch_08_sm.jpgThe Brick Academy (also known as the Basking Ridge Classical Schoolhouse) is a 1809 Federal-style architectural structure located in the center of Basking Ridge in Bernards Township. The Brick Academy has 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, as well as a schoolhouse and museum to local history. The Brick Academy also celebrated its bicentennial in 2009.


    About the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH)

    Founded in 1928 originally as the Historical Society of Basking Ridge, the mission and name of the society was later changed to The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization including all five communities of the Somerset Hills region: Bedminster Township, Bernards Township, Bernardsville ,Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone which are all located in Somerset County, New Jersey.

    The mission of The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) is to acquire, conserve and share local artifacts and information on matters of local historic interest; cultivate interest in local history; encourage the preservation of local historic resources; facilitate historic research; and preserve, operate, and interpret the Brick Academy.

    To further this mission, THSSH sponsors events and activities that promote community awareness and appreciation of the history and architecture of the Somerset Hills. THSSH headquarters is at the Brick Academy in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, where our collections of items of local historic interest are available to the public.



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