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Online Archive Collections

Below are the contents of our expanding online archives collection. Please check back often as our online collection is always expanding.

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Physical Collections:

Housed at the Brick Academy, the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills is continuing to document it’s collection:

  • Maps & Surveys
  • Books (including yearbooks, ledgers, minute books, etc.)
  • Images: Photos, Postcards, slides, digital, etc.
  • Subject Files
  • Property Files
  • Scrapbooks
  • Ephemera (essentially these are paper artifacts)
  • Historical Society Files Brick Academy
  • Framed items
  • Oral histories
  • Local Family/Genealogy
  • Special collections

Postcard Collections
Called Penny Postcards since they only cost a penny. In the early 1900’s this was a fun way to correspond.

The Blairsden Estate History Video Series
One of the most exciting open house events, the Mansion in May allows a glimpse into the grandeur of the gilded age at the turn of the 20th century. Take a step back in time as narrator W. Barry Thomson and Brooks Betz collaborate again to bring you the Blairsden History Series: The Estate Tour.

Photo Collections
From a variety of sources from within the vault of THSSH.

Original 1888 Brick Academy Student’s School Books Come Home
Donated by the great, great, great grandson of Basking Ridge resident Michael Scheuereman, two antique books that once belonged to the Brick Academy student William Scheuereman were recently donated to THSSH. Take a step back in time and come see these great pieces of our local history. Printed back in 1888 by D. Appleton and Company of New York, they’re now on display at THSSH at the Brick Academy.