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Come visit the museum and view these colorful and interesting exhibits. The museum is conveniently located at 106 Church Street next to the Hackettstown Free Public Library. For more information on the Historical Society and its events, please call the museum at 908.852.8797 or email us

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The museum is open on

Wednesday 2-4,Friday 2-4 and Sunday 2-4

If you plan on visiting please call, email, or message us on Facebook ahead of time. We do welcome walk-ins when open.

We can also open if you make an appointment


Hackettstown Historical Society Christmas and Winter Holiday Museum Open House

at the HHS Museum at 106 Church Street, Hackettstown

Friday December 2, 2022 from 5pm - 8pm

All are welcome - Hackettstown Residents, Non-residents, as well as Centenary Students, Faculty & Staff!

Thanks to the generosity of the Covert Family, we are once again able to host a part of John Covert's collection of hundreds of Santas! Mr. Covert is a Civil War Reenactor and Historian. He is especially proud of his Civil War and Coca-Cola Santas, both of which will be on display, along with many others! Light refreshments will be served & we'll have LIVE holiday music!

Members & Friends of the Hackettstown Historical Society We'd like to extend a fond "Thank You" to all who registered and came to our two night Fall Lantern Tour. Our last one was in 2019, and suffice it to say, we depend not only on memberships, but also these Tours and other fundraising events in order to fund our ongoing operating expenses. We have felt the loss of income, and this was a great boost for us, both in ticket sales, as well as in sales of books and other surplus items we had available. Phil Dzielski, Board Member and Director of Media Resources

Please remember, the museum is ever changing, I love the quote, “History comes alive at our House.” Please come and bring the children. Gwen Chaar, President Emeritus and current Board Member

Meetings are held at the American Legion Post 164, Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

You may contact the Hackettstown HistoricalSociety museum @908-852-8797 or at


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HHS Meeting Schedule
Regular monthly meetings of the Hackettstown Historical Society are held in March, April, May, September October and November at the American Legion Home, 494 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown. Meetings begin at 7:00 and are open to the public. Refreshments are served.
December: Holiday Open House at the museum - date announced in advance For more information on the Historical Society and its events, please call the museum at 908.852.8797.
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Do You Know Me?

This photo, identified as Ezra Wilson, was taken by I.G. Owen, a one-time Hackettstown photographer, in a studio in Newton. If you know who this ancestor is, or have more information about him, please contact the Hackettstown Historic Society.
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