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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 *
Our Open House this year is on Friday December 1st, from 5-9pm, in conjunction
with Hackettstown's Hometown Holiday celebrations!
The Covert family (John & Pam) have not only once again filled our parlor
display cases with Santas from many eras, but are also showing ones that haven't
been on display before!
Free refreshments will be served, and members of the Society will be on hand
to help if you have questions about the Museum, the Society, or the History of
Hackettstown itself. We can also help guide you on researching your family
history and/or the history of your house!
Please also visit our upstairs displays, which will also be open to the public.
If you can't make it to the Open House, we will be open our regular hours,
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, from 2-4pm. Remember, however, the Santa displays
will ONLY be up until New Year's Day, and then they will be GONE! So don't miss
Meetings are free, and open to the general public.
Light refreshments are provided.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023, beginning at 7:00pm
at the American Legion Hall, 494 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown
"Life in Hackettstown in The Old Days"
Our speaker was Mr. Bob Best, storyteller, and longtime resident of
Hackettstown, discussed his memories of Hackettstown,
from his days as a child, to helping his Father, Ernest Best, start
"Best's Fruit Farm" in 1945, and how Hackettstown progressed through the 50's,
60's, 70's, and through until the current day.
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!
*CURRENTLY AT OUR MUSEUM*
The Santas are here, the SANTAS ARE HERE!
Check out our limited-time display!
The Covert family (John & Pam) have once again filled our parlor display cases
with Santas from many eras, and are also showing ones that haven't been on
display before! The Santa Display will only be up until the New Year gets
here, so stop on by!
Our 1880's, Children's, Textile/Clothing & Accesories, and Business/Map Rooms
are also all 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
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!
Thank you all SO MUCH, from the Officers and Board of Trustees of the
Hackettstown Historical Society
-Phil Dzielski, Vice President 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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