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THSSH Fundraiser

THSSH 19th Bi-Annual Holiday House Tour
in the Historic Somerset Hills Will Be Sunday, December 9, 2018

The THSSH Holiday House Tour is the Society's premiere bi-annual fundraiser event that brings holiday cheer, friends, and our community together for a great social and historic event.
Sunday, December 9,2018


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We're Always Looking for Homes

We're looking for home nominations as well as volunteers. All homes on the tour are volunteered by the graciousness of our community friends.If you'd like to recommend or know of a homeowner that might have interest to support our cause and participate, please Click Here to make a recommendation or call us at 908-221-1770.

2018 Holiday House Tour Committee / Volunteers Needed

It takes almost 100 volunteers to make the Holiday House Tour a success.
House docents, car parking assistants, and logistics support will most certainly be needed and welcomed. If you'd like to offer your services to this wonderful bi-annual event, please drop us a note (Click Here) and someone will contact you directly.

Event History

Over the past 34 years, THSSH's Holiday House Tour has been the area's grandest touring holiday event. Visitors are reminded to purchase their tour tickets EARLY.  The house tour's aim is to welcome in the holidays, showcase some of the areas most beautiful homes, and invoke a little sense to our areas history.

A pleasant trip from the city, it is a day’s escape to earlier, simpler times. The tour is a fundraiser to support the operating efforts of the historical society and its programs.

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About The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH)

THSSH logoFounded 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.

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.




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Street Address:
The Historical Society
of the Somerset Hills
15 West Oak Street,
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 221-1770

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Hours of Operation:
Museum Open
First Sunday
of each month
(except Summer
and Holidays)
Research Room

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