Open House Hours are suspended until further notice.


 Be a part of a dynamic, 125 + year old band of history lovers of all ages

 redefining what an Historical Society in the 21st century can be.

Stay Active!

  • Visit.  The house  is open every Tuesday  from 11 am-3 pm and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 12 to 3 pm.  Quarterly we hike in the Wetlands in front of the house. Periodically we present speakers and set up info tables at local events.  

Keep Learning!

  • Subscribe to our email list and keep up to date.
  • Check out our Facebook page.  Come to one of our History Talk programs.  Volunteer on the newsletter, the website, assist with research.

Make a Difference!  Find your niche!

  • Use Your Skills and Talents for a purpose.  Check out our wish list. 
  • You can help in a mighty way.  For example:  Like to solve puzzles or mysteries?  Help us research the untold stories of Somerset County.
  •  Handy around the house?  Help with building and grounds maintenance.  The Van Veghten house is almost 300 years old and needs constant loving care. 
  •  Like to bake?  Help with refreshments at our events.  
  • Love mysteries or  puzzles?  Help us research the untold stories of Somerset County.

Find New Friends!

  • There's a lot of chatter and laughter at the house, not to mention some pretty good coffee.  Pretty soon you'll have a lot of new "old friends"


  • Time, talent, treasures or funds.  All are welcome!  Wondering what to do with those treasures you know your family won't want when you pass on?  Consider donating locally relevant artifacts, pictures or documents to our archive!  That's how we have acquired our spinning wheels, standing case clock, portrait of an early Van Veghten, etc.

Can't wait to get started?  You can join by mail or online.  

  • BY MAIL:  Download our membership application below, complete and mail with membership fee to Somerset County Historical Society, 9 Van Veghten Drive,  Bridgewater, NJ, 08807.  
  • ONLINE:  To submit membership application online, scroll down to the "Join Online" button below the application button and submit payment via PayPal or credit/debit card.  Thank You!
  • FEES:   2020 Annual membership is $25.00 and includes an email copy  of our quarterly newsletter.  To receive a print copy of the newsletter please check the appropriate box on the application.  

2020 SCHS Membership application 02.01.2020 (docx)


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  • To submit a membership application online, click the "Join Us" button.  Enter amount, note "Membership",  and give us your email in the Notes field.  
  • If you are a new member or have a change of address, be sure to click the box "Share my mailing address."
  • Please consider adding a donation.  These help us meet the matching funds required by one of our grants.
  •  Thank you!