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VISIT THE MUSEUM The museum is conveniently located at 106 Church Street next to the Hackettstown Free Public Library. Please note: At present is has been necessary to alter the hours of operation at the museum to Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm For more information on the Historical Society and its events, please call the museum at 908-852-8797 or email us at info@hackettstownhistory.com

FEATURE EXHIBIT At the present time, visitors to the Hackettstown Historical Society Museum can view an eclectic sampling of items associated with 19th and 20th century Hackettstown. Come visit the museum and view this interesting exhibit.

 
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PLEASE NOTE: At present is has been necessary to alter the hours of operation at the museum to Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

* UPCOMING PROGRAMS *

Monthly meetings are held at the American Legion Post 164, Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.

September 2, 2014 *

The Tillie Smith Murder Case Presentation by: Denis Sullivan Author of “In Defence of her Honor” Denis Sullivan will recount the murder of Tillie Smith, an 18 year old domestic who lived and worked at Centenary College and was strangled in the early hours of April 9, 1886. Her murder shocked Victorian Hackettstown and the trial of her alleged killer became a sensational, closely followed event.

October 7,2014 *

The Restoration of Shippen Manor Presentation by: Forrest "Woody" Burgener Woody Burgener will speak about the Restoration of the Shippen Manor, the role of the Shippen family in Colonial New Jersey and the New Jersey Frontier Guard “Forts” of the French and Indian War.

November 4, 2014 *

The Role of New Jersey in the Civil War Presentation by: William Gillette, Ph.D. A reconsideration of the state’s wartime role. The traditional view that New Jersey was a copperhead stronghold is rebutted. The home front and the battlefront will be touched on, but emphasis will be given to the political front.

December, 2014*

Holiday Open House

You may contact the Hackettstown HistoricalSociety museum @908-852-8797 or at info@hackettstownhistory.com

Contribute to Our Collections Do you have family history, photographs, vintage clothing, artifacts or other memorabilia you would like to contribute to the Hackettstown Historical Society? HHS will gladly accept your contributions on a short term loan basis or as part of our permanent collections. We are also happy to scan your family photographs. For additional information on how you can contribute, please contact the Museum at 908.852.8797.

Judy Truex

President, Hackettstown Historical Society


 
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HHS Meeting Schedule
Regulary monthly meetings of the Hackettstown Historical Society are held in February, March, April, May, September October and November at the American Legion Home, 494 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown. Meetings begin at 7:30 and are open to the public. Refreshments are served.
December: Holiday Open House at the museum - date announced in advance For more information on the Historical Society and its events, please call the museum at 908.852.8797.
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Do You Know Me?

This photo, identified as Ezra Wilson, was taken by I.G. Owen, a one-time Hackettstown photographer, in a studio in Newton. If you know who this ancestor is, or have more information about him, please contact the Hackettstown Historic Society.
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