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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

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The museum is open on

Wednesday 2-4 Friday 2-4 and Sunday 2-4

If you plan on visiting please call ahead.

We can also open if you make an appointment



Friday Oct. 28, 2022 7:00 & 8:15 PM start times

Saturday Oct. 29, 2022 5:00, 6:15 & 7:30 PM start times

Reservation required please email

The 1 - 1 1/2 hour guided tour, which covers about 1 mile, starts at the museum at 106 church st. Hackettstown

Members & Friends of the Hackettstown Historical Society It has been a very good year for us. We had successful fund raising that allowed us to have a beautiful new outdoor sign installed. Thanks to the Hacketstown Council our Museum was scraped and painted. They made our museum “Pretty Again” The renovations continued with a new walkway, front porch and railing. We are very grateful to the Hackettstown council and especially Scott Sheldon for making this happen. We had a wonderful collection of Leni Lanape Indian artifacts. The culture, customs and lifeways were on display; I hope everyone saw it. Centenary College is 150 years old in 2017. We have put together a display with pictures from the beginning in 1867 to the present. The ladies of the society are working on a Christmas fundraising project. Pinecones! You can hang them on a door, fireplace mantel or tree. I must say; they are very nice. All proceeds going to the museum. Please remember, the museum is ever changing, I love the quote, “History comes alive at our House.” Please come and bring the children.

Meetings are held at the American Legion Post 164, Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

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 7:00 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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