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Giving Supports Local History

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills relies solely on the support of donations, memberships, and sponsorship grants from our supporters, friends, and neighbors. You can play an important part in supporting the programs and efforts of the historical society by making a monetary donation now.

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Donating to the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills ensures that the programs and activities will continue in the years to come. Please consider supporting our efforts by making a donation to THSSH.

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Our Mission

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.

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 in cluding Bedminster Township, Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone.

To further this mission, THSSH sponsors events and activities that promote community awareness and appreciation of the history and architecture of the Somerset Hills. Our 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. Click Here to learn more about the history of the Brick Academy.

The HSSH also has an annual membership program. Please consider joining our efforts as a member as well.

How about giving a gift membership?

As a member, in addition to funding the operation of The Society, your membership entitles you to:

  • Free admission to the museum
  • No cost to copy archive documents
  • Free use of the research resources
  • Free registration for classes and special programs
  • Advanced notice and invitations to special events
  • Preview printing of our Inside the Brick Academy newsletter mailed to you before it goes online.

Click Here to become a member today.


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