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Programs & Events

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills presents a variety of programs throughout the year, providing many opportunities to learn more about the history of our community.

Check out our Upcoming Programs & Events, or look back through time to see what you missed!

Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Programs

June 24, 2019
The Trustees of THSSH are working on developing upcoming programs.  These programs will be announced soon.  Check back often to see what THSSH has to offer!... Learn more

Upcoming Events

Living History Day The Lord Stirling 1770s Festival

October 6, 2019
Tour the most prominent historic properties in Somerset County. Visit 3 properties right here in the Somerset Hills Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. Colonial history lives at the Somerset County Park Commission’s annual 1770s Festival when Lord Stirling’s grand manor house and estate come to life in Lord Stirling Park in... Learn more

Somerset County’s Weekend Journey Through the Past

October 12, 2019
Want something fun to do with friends or family? Why not explore some of the most historic properties across Somerset County for FREE! Yes, 29 local historic minded organizations are participating this year and three historical properties are located right here in the Somerset Hills!... Learn more

Past Programs

Haunted Walking Tour of Basking Ridge

October 28, 2018
Tickets will be available about 8 weeks prior to event.Members + One Guest: FreeNon-Members: $10 Back by popular demand! Join us for a fall classic as our Witch of Basking Ridge entertains with chilling tales that have held the test of time – Lady of the Swamp, the Express Train to Hell, the War Ghosts,... Learn more

Collections Talk – CRUCIVERBALISM: The Art of Solving (& Creating) Crossword Puzzles

August 8, 2018
Wednesday, 8 August 2018 from 19:00-20:30 EDTabout 9 months ago History in the Somerset Hills CRUCIVERBALISM: THE ART OF SOLVING (& CREATING!) CROSSWORD PUZZLES The presentation accompanies the newest exhibit in THSSH’s on-going series, “A Collector’s Cabinet,” which highlights local residents’ personal collections. Featured in the presentation will be history of crossword ... Learn more

Speaker Series: “The Mystery of Nancy Drew: Girl Sleuth”

June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 21, at 7:00 PM Brick Academy, 15 W. Oak Street, Basking Ridge Basking Ridge resident Teri Passarello will be giving a talk on “The Mystery of Nancy Drew: Girl Sleuth” at the Brick Academy on Thursday, June 21, at 7:00 PM. The lecture, sponsored by The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH),... Learn more

Past Events

THSSH Holiday House Tour Fundraiser Signature Event

December 9, 2018
THSSH 19th Bi-Annual Holiday House Tour in the Historic Somerset Hills Will Be Sunday, December 9, 2018 The THSSH Holiday House Tour is the Society’s premiere bi-annual fundraiser event that brings holiday cheer, friends, and our community together for a great social and historic event.Sunday, December 9, 201811am-4pm We’re Always Looking for Homes We’re looking... Learn more

The Lord Stirling 1770s Festival

October 7, 2018
It’s The Lord Stirling 1770s Festival Colonial history lives at the Somerset County Park Commission’s annual 1770s Festival when Lord Stirling’s grand manor house and estate come to life in Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, NJ. Colonial craftspeople ply their trades and a Revolutionary War military detachment camp on the former estate lawns and... Learn more

THSSH 90th Birthday Party and Free BBQ – Everyone Welcome

September 15, 2018
Celebrate the Society’s 90th AnniversaryCommunity Party in the Brick Academy Parking Lot A fun afternoon to join friends, members, neighbors and all those who support local history. Free burgers & dogs, giveaways, local music, and cake. Brick Academy Open HouseAnd a few special surprise guests ALL FREE! Free parking at the nearby Oak Street Elementary... Learn more