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Images of Hackettstown
There is no better way to revisit and reminisce about eras gone by than through photographs.

The Historical Society's photograph collection gives us a glimpse into Hackettstown's former residents; their families, the places they lived, the businesses they built, people they socialized with with, and the lifestyles they led. Photographs are a timeline, quietly detailing how the people and the area changed over the years with each new generation.

The photographs available both on this site and in the Museum provide insights into the lives of the people and the places that contributed to the history of Hackettstown.

 
School Days
In 1883, the first students graduated from Hackettstown High School. It boasted a class of eleven; eight girls and three boys. The principal at the time was E.K. Richardson.

With few exceptions, photographs of the first and subsequent graduating classes remain. Click the years below to see the students from the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Collections and Memorabilia
The Hackettstown Historical Society Museum houses over thirteen thousand items in its collection of artifacts and memorabilia. Museum visitors and researchers will find:
- A historical reference library with nearly eight hundred volumes of state and local interest
- Hundreds of genealogical files
- A 9,000+ name genealogical database
- More than five hundred documents, deeds and manuscripts dating from to the colonial period to the twentieth century
- Local cemetery records
- Microfilmed local newspapers and federal census records
-Over a thousand photographs and postcards
- Taped oral histories
- Letters and maps
The museum is open on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00-2:00pm; Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-4:00pm and Sundays from 2:00-4:00pm. Other times may be accommodated by appointment.