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Come visit the museum and view these colorful and interesting exhibits. The museum is conveniently located at 106 Church Street next to the Hackettstown Free Public Library. For more information on the Historical Society and its events, please call the museum at 908.852.8797 or email us

News and Events
PLEASE NOTE:The museum is open Monday & Tuesday 10-3pm Wednesday 10-4pm Friday 2-4pm & Sunday 2-4


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 6, 2015*

No general meeting – Free presentation for Hackettstown Historical Society members only

October 6, 2015 *

Fundraising Auction Treasures from the community of Hackettstown – (Going, going, GONE) Join us for an Auction of Unique Items!

November 3, 2015

The Role of New Jersey after the Civil War Speaker: William Gillette, PhD Professor of History – Rutgers University

December 2015

Museum Open House – Hackettstown Historical Society joins the Hometown Holiday Main Street Celebration.

January, 2016

Winter Break

February 2, 2015

New Jersey’s Colonial Architecture Presentation: David Veasey Author & Speaker A discussion of the remaining building from the local Colonial Past

March 1, 2016

Ireland and the Irish Featuring: Irish-American historian, Dr. Paul Reilly Come and explore the mysteries and lore of Ireland.

April 5, 2016

The Lincoln Highway Presentation by: Judy Truex, President Hackettstown Historical Society America’s first transcontinental highway, conceived specifically with the car in mind.

May 3, 2016

Medical Myths of the Civil War Presentation: Dr. Hank Shotwell Civil War re-enactor with the 27th New Jersey

June, 2016

Field Trip – To be announced

You may contact the Hackettstown HistoricalSociety museum @908-852-8797 or at

Gwen Chaar

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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