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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
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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
* UPCOMING PROGRAMS *
Check out our limited-time displays. The first being a timeline of Centenary
University from its origins to the present day. It began as a Methodist
Theological Seminary, known as Centenary Collegiate Institute, or "C.C.I.",
a co-educational preparatory school, to the expanded, advanced, and progressive
University it is today, offering Associates through Doctoral level Degrees.
The second display is a surprise, guest display from the Mansfield Township
Historical Society, our neighbors to the South and West of town!
Our 1880's, Children's, Textile/Clothing & Accesories, and Business/Map Rooms
will also all be open for viewing on the second floor. Visit our research
library and/or request that one of our Volunteers search our files to see what
information we may have on your family, or your house.
We have Historical Society T-shirts, Hackettstown "Ghost" T-shirts, and
various and sundry books, memorabilia and $5 "History Mystery" bags & boxes
Meetings are free, and open to the general public.
Light refreshments are provided.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023, beginning at 7:00pm
at the American Legion Hall, 494 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown
Our presentation will be about our local (and National) treasure, the
Musconetcong Watershed. Our speaker, Tom Dallessio, is the Executive Director
of the Musconetcong Watershed Association.
From Lake Hopatcong and Lubber's Run at its Northeast beginnings, to its
junction with the Delaware River at its Southwestern terminus, the Musconetcong
River and associated watershed, has been an important part of life from the
original settlers, the Lenni Lenape, to the present day.
Mr. Dallessio will show us why the watershed continues to be of major
importance, from its usage in industry, to its role in recreation and sport.
As always, a variety of free refreshments will be served, and you'll have the
opportunity to purchase our unique T-shirts, panoramic maps, and various other
Hackettstown memorabilia. Our Officers and Board will be there to answer any
questions you may have about Hackettstown area history, as well as any other
questions you may have about the Society or Museum! Join us!
Members & Friends of the Hackettstown Historical Society,
The Officers and Board of the Hackettstown Historical Society would like to
thank all those who attend our meetings and who came to our Winter Holiday and
Spring Open Houses! We appreciate your support, whether by attending meetings,
registering and attending our Events, such as our Fall Lntern Tour, and coming
to our Open House celebrations.
A special shout-out goes to those making
donations, becoming Members, and/or volunteering!
Without your support we couldn't fulfill our mission to collect, preserve, and
display items relevant to the long and diverse history of Hackettstown, and
its nearby areas! Another shout-out to the Town of Hackettstown, and the DPW,
who do the primary maintenance and care of "our house," the Museum!
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
or at email@example.com
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.
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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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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