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
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.
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 email@example.com
9 Van Veghten Drive Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807, United States
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.