The Basking Ridge Historic Oak Project:
Community Go Fund Me Campaign
In partnership with the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) supporting the effort with this online GoFundMe campaign. This will be the only public campaign to raise funds for this community cause. THSSH hopes the community will donate generously to help offset the incredible expense the church will endure to dismantle, preserve and honor the legacy of this historic community treasure.
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THSSH kicked it back to the 1920's as guests took the historic Bernards Inn back to the days of bootlegging and prohibition while meeting two of New Jersey's premiere craft distillers ...Read More
The Greatest Oak Tree in the Western Hemisphere
It's known as the great white oak and is the pride of Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Situated at the center of downtown Basking Ridge, just to the right of the historic 1717 Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, sits the great white oak. The tree is the essence of the history of Basking Ridge.
Before we get started, it's important to note that there is disagreement as to the actual age of the great white oak that stands over the Presbyterian Church in the downtown section of Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The tree is iconic. It's historic, and it's certainly been around longer than anyone that we can tell in our recorded history
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