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  and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11 am to 3 pm.  Quarterly we hike in the Wetlands in front of the house. Periodically we 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!

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 (docx)


Join Now Online

  • To submit a membership application online, click the "Join Online" button below.  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!


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