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The Basking Ridge Historic Oak Tree Project
Is Available Starting June 8, 2017 to THSSH

Here's a Book With a Cause!
Raising funds for Scholarships & Free Student Membership

"This is the best commemorative book we've put together in years!"

The stories are some of the most heartwarming tales we've ever seen!
The book is 146 pages of art, poems, and stories.

The Basking Ridge Historic Oak Tree Project

The Basking Ridge Historic Oak Tree Project sought students from kindergarten through high school to participate in The Historical Society of Somerset Hills “Tree Views” writing contest and the William Annin Tree Shirt Contest & Fundraiser. The essay premise was that students would write as if they were the historic oak and describe events they felt notable. Every school in Bernards Township participated including Cedar Hill School, Liberty Corner School, Mount Prospect School, Oak Street School, William Annin Middle School, Ridge High School, and the St. James Catholic Elementary School. The tree shirt contest raised over $5440 selling tee shirts while the Historical Society presented a $500 scholarship to the High School essay winner. There are also prizes for other categories.

First 100 Orders - Donation and Membership

Initially, the commemorative book will be available locally, exclusively at THSSH starting June 8, 2017. The fundraiser price of the book is $29.99 which includes a donation to the HSSH Education Committee Scholarship Fund.

FOR THE FIRST 100 BOOKS SOLD, The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH)and T3 Consortium (publisher) is graciously offering a student membership to anyone who picks up this special book. The objective is to build on a renewed THSSH Young Historians program.

Books are available now at THSSH's Brick Academy and online.

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Click Here to connect with our publisher's secure T3 Consortium Etsy Storestore

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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