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We're happy to announce you can now purchase certain items from our store online where items are SHIPPED directly to you.
Just look for the Etsy Order Online logo below the item for easy online ordering.

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For a specific request that you'd like to PICKUP at THSSH, please email usClick Here to send an emailClick Here to request more information

Better yet, come for a visit to our store at the Brick Academy Museum.
The Brick Academy Museum is open typically the first Sunday of each month from 2-4pm.

Somerset Hills History Village - Basking Ridge Historic Oak Tree
Wood Painted Keepsake

The 3rd keepsake in the Somerset Hills History Village is the 619 year old Basking Ridge Oak Tree. While the area lost this iconic emblem of strength and vitality, it will never be lost in our hearts. Now we have created the latest addition to our village community. Only $25 and available now online.

Cat's Meow

$25.00 ea.

Basking Ridge Oak Tree Cats Meow THSSH collectible

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Somerset Hills History Village -Basking Ridge Church and Historic Oak Tree
Wood Painted Keepsake

The 2nd Keepsake in the Somerset Hills History Village The 1717 Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church and the 619 year old Basking Ridge historic white oak tree. Only $25 and available now online.

Cat's Meow

$25.00 ea.

Somerset Hills HIstoric Village Keepsake #2

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2018 Anniversary Keepsake - Somerset Hills History Village - The Brick Academy
Wood Painted Keepsake

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the first historical society in the area, THSSH is proud to announce the launch of the Historic Somerset Hills Village Keepsake Collection. In partnership with the renowned Cat's Meow Village Company, THSSH introduces its first collectible in the collection - the Historic 1809 Brick Academy, home to The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills. The wooden collectible is available online starting in January 2018.

Cat's Meow

$25 ea.

Brick Academy Limited Edition Keepsake - The Brick Academy

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The Historic Basking Ridge Oak Tree Project Book
by Brooks Betz

A heartfelt collection that honors the historic 600 year old Basking Ridge white oak tree that the community lost in 2017.

View a collection of work by students in Kindergarden thru Ridge High School as they tell stories as they were the tree. Also included are over 50 images of the tree, drawn by children.

The collection is the work of Melanie Dupuis of Bernards Township's William Annin Middle School and Meg Wastie, Education Committee at THSSH.

Size: 8 1/2 x 11, 140 pages; illustrated, Published 2017.

$30 ea.

The Basking Ridge Historic Oak Tree Project

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Somerset Hills History Coloring Book
by Brooks Betz

For each book that is purchased online, one book is donated to the THSSH education program from the publisher!

The Somerset Hills History Coloring Book highlights the history of Somerset Hills, New Jersey. The area is in the northern section of Somerset County including  Bedminster, Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Far Hills, and Peapack Gladstone. The book contains 34  images including the areas famous people, places, and events in the Somerset Hills local history. General George Washington, General Charles Lee, Widow White, King George II, Governor Sir Francis Bernard and Betsy Ross are just a few of the historic figures that will be ready to color in the book.

Size: 8 1/2 x 11, 38 pages; illustrated, Printed 2017.

$9.99 ea.

Somerset Hills History Coloring Book

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Images of America - Around and About Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner, and Lyons
by June O. Kennedy

The re-release commorative edition "Around and About - Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner, and Lyons is a limited release of the popular Arcadia Book series. The new release celebrates 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 commorative reprint of the 1995 sold out book from Arcadia Publishing.

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

Size: 6 1/2 x 9, 146 pages; illustrated,
Published 2010.

$20.00 ea.
Now $15.00

Images of America - Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner, and Basking Ridge - Rerelease

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Lord Stirling - William Alexander
Author: George Helmke

Country Gentleman & New Jersey Military Leader in the War for Independence

From the Early Years thru his military career, capture, and close relationship with General Washington, as well as his life in Basking Ridge; by George E. Helmke
Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; 33 pages, illustrated; published 2000

$8.00 ea

Lord Stirling

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Historical Booklet of Bernards Township, N.J. Published to Commemorate the Bicentennial: 1760-1960

Full of History, photographs, maps, stories, and more. It's a great collectors piece and a great read.

Limited Copies Available: Size: 8 1/2 x 11"; 64 pages; illustrated; original printing 1960; reprinted in 1976

$7.00 ea.
Now $5.00

Basking Ridge Bicentennial Booklet

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Schoolhouses of Early Bernards Township, A Photographic History of Schools by Josephine M. Waltz

A wonderful hard covered beautiful coffee table first edition full of history and stories. Over 200 photographs and images covering each of the five hamlets of Bernards Township. Includes a dedication to THSSH's own June O. Kennedy. Photos are courtesy of THSSH and the Bernardsville Public Library.

Size: 8 1/2 x 11, 160 pages; illustrated, Printed 2007.

You can s end us an email request and you can arrange to have a copy reserved for you to pick up at THSSH.

$27.00 ea.
Schoolhouses of Early Bernards Township
Bernards Township Street Names and Their Orgin

Created by township historican June Kennedy, learn how each of the streets in Bernards Township got their name. June was personally responsible for a number of streetnames as well.

Bernards Township Street Names
Somerset County
Historic Sites & Districts

A fantastic 59 page book including sketch drawings, town by town listings, and stories about all of the state and nationally registered historical assets in Somerset County, New Jersey

Download is approx 15mb.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11", 59 pages, published 2008

Somerset County Historic Register of Sites
The Brick Academy, Basking Ridge, NJ

A complete history of the education, the students, of the Basking Ridge Classical School, the precursor to Princeton University.
Size: 9" x 6"; 14 pages; illustrated; published 1978


$3.00 ea.
Now $1.00
Watercolor Celebration- Basking Ridge

Original Watercolor by Linda M. Arnold celebrating 7 iconic symbols of the Liberty Corner area.

Size:11" x 14" Matted US Postal Service celebrating Liberty Corner. Stamped May 15, 1999 @ Charter Day Station, Basking Ridge.

Watercolor Celebration - Liberty Corner

Original Watercolor by Linda M. Arnold celebrating 6 iconic symbols of the Basking Ridge area.

Size:11" x 14" Matted US Postal Service celebrating Liberty Corner. Stamped May 15, 1999 @ Charter Day Station, Liberty Corner.

A History of The Library in Basking Ridge

Author: June O. Kennedy; Size 5 1/2" x 8"; Published 1995, 65 pages.

Gift Tag Set

Seven Individual gift cards with ties. Inside of cards are blank. Back Cover describes image and year the structure was built. Includes Van Dorn Mill, Brick Academy, Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church, Town Hall, Kennedy Farmstead, Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, and Olde Mill Inn.

Sizes are approximately 2" x 3" ea.

"Rules to Live By" Placards

Take a step back in time and see what the schoolhouse rules were in 1872. Choose from Rules For Teachers 1872, Rules for Students 1872, or Punishments. Each comes on a thick tanned parchment stock paper. Suitable for framing.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11". Sold Individually

Area Classic Photo Reproductions

Choose from a wide variety of black and white and color photo reproductions. Photos are 11 1/2" x 7 3/4" on a hard stock paper. Suitable for mounting and framing.

1873 Basking Ridge, Madisonville, Neshanic Station, Martinsville Reproduction Map.

Beautiful parched paper with a combination of 4 key areas from the original 1873 Atlas Map set. Suitable for mounting and framing.

Size: 14" x 20"

My Family Tree Workbook -
Genealogy for Beginners

A great workbook to use with your family. Places for names, pictures, etc all in one book.

Author: Rosemary A. Chorzempa; Size 8 1/2" x 11"; 57 pages. Published 1982

The American House - Styles of Architecture
Coloring Book

Introduce the kids, or yourself, to all different types of historical American Architecture. It's actually full of great learning information. Just apply crayons (or pencils).

Author: A.G. Smith; Size: 8 1/2" x 11"; 45 pages. Published 1983.

Bernards Township/Bernardsville Historical Calendar -2002

Take a step back in time. Includes 14 sepia photographs suitable for framing. Also includes important dates from our areas history. Will be reusable again in 2013, so don't wait!

Size: 11" x 8 1/2". Published 2002

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Early American Trades-
Coloring Book

Introduce the kids, or yourself, to the trades of the Early Americans. Information, history, and factoids on every page. Just apply crayons (or pencils).

Author: Peter F. Copeland; Size: 8 1/2" x 11"; 48 pages. Published 1980.

Equestrian Map

Replica of 1919 Somerset Hills Bridle Path map, showing 100 square miles of equestrian trails administered by the Somerset Bridle Path.  Includes property owners, house locations and other points of interest.  Size:  25” x 38” Full color.

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Brick Academy Ornament

Replica of 1809 Brick Academy Classical Schoolhouse. A great project for kids. Just download, print, color. Simple cut and flod instructions included. Sissors and glue needed for assembly.

Hanging hook is not included. Paper Size:  8.5 ” x 11” Full color.

Free Download Download Ornament



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