It's A Family Affair: Historical Community Works Together
March 25, 2021 Somerset County and the Somerset County Historical Society announce a unique partnership to enable the Society to lease and restore part of the pre-revolutionary war era Howe Farmstead, located on Colonial Park. On March 9, the Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution authorizing the county and the Historical Society to enter into the lease agreement.
March 2021 Society awarded a $4000 grant from Somerset County's CHPP program.
January 2021 Society awarded a $500 mini grant by the Native Plant Society of New Jersey to establish a native plant garden on the property.
Fall 2020 Boy Scout Eagle Project. 17 year old Derrick Krasnansky is remodeling the porch in front of our beehive oven on the east side of the house to a more colonial period style for his Eagle Scout project. His project involved deconstructing the old porch, replacing a shake roof, laying a slate floor, painting etc. His involvement is a family affair. His older brother remodeled our museum rooms several years ago for an Eagle Scout project. His dad is our museum curator. And his deceased grandfather was a long time friend and member of the society loaning the tools on display in our Tool Museum Room.
Spring 2020 Thanks to an estate for a bequest of more than $1000.
November 2019 The Society is pleased and proud to announce we have received a $2000 History Partnership Program Grant from The NJ Historical Commission, which is administered by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission for 2020.
August 2019 - Phase 2 of the manuscript conservation has been funded by The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey. Thank you! We are eagerly awaiting the completion of the remaining two 18th century indentures and accompanying map by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia.