Upcoming Events

Get Ready For Fall Adventures in History!

November Opportunities

Sunday, November 18 at 2 PM

Mark your calendar for the next program on Nov 18th,  a movie!   Catch the film that soId out at its Princeton premiere  this summer, Farming in the Millstone River Valley.

Our Mission

Founded in 1882, the Somerset County Historical Society is dedicated to discovering, procuring and preserving the history of Somerset County, New Jersey.

We accomplish this in a variety of  ways including:

     Maintain and preserve the Van Veghten House, a National and State Historic Site

Collect and maintain an Archives  of manuscripts, photographs and 

ephemera related to Somerset County History

Collect and maintain a Library of State & Local History Books and Genealogical Resources

Conduct and assist public with genealogical and local history research

Maintain Museum of early hand tools and Native American stone tools

Communicate through Quarterly Electronic Newsletter, Facebook and Website

 Issue Publications of local interest

Present authors and speakers 

Foster a growing local community of history lovers of all ages

Get involved

Visit during our weekly open house.  (Every Tuesday 12-3 and Second Saturday of each month)

Come to one of our programs.

Tell your family and friends about us.  Better yet, bring them for a visit.

Subscribe to our email list and keep up to date.

Check out our Facebook page.  Lots of info on the folk in the Society.


We have a long wish list of things we'd like to get done.  

Here are a few:

Like to meet people?  Join other members for a few hours as Society representatives at local historical events.  

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Proposed By-Laws

Proposed By-laws to be voted upon by Membership at the Nov. 18, 2018 Annual Meeting at 2:00 p.m. 

Proposed By-Laws (pdf)


Contact Us

Come visit us in Somerset County

Come learn more about historic Somerset County and your family history at our research library and archives. 

To  send us an email click on the "Email Us" button below. Our email address is info@somersethistorynj.org

Somerset County Historical Society

9 Van Veghten Drive Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807, United States

(908) 218-1281


Our research library and museum are open to the public at the following times:

Tuesdays: 12 pm to 3 pm.

2nd Saturday of each month: 12 pm to 3 pm. 

Other hours by appointment.