Monday, September 10, 2012

Historical Organization of the Week: The Roxbury Historic Trust


Every Monday, I will now highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey. 

This week, I am featuring the Roxbury Historic Trust. The Roxbury Historic Trust serves as curator of the 1827 King Store and the 1881 King Homestead, located within The Museums at Drakesville Historic Park, Ledgewood, New Jersey.

The Roxbury Historic Trust seeks to educate the public on the history of the Township of Roxbury and its place in the history of New Jersey and the nation. The Trust has restored and preserved two Roxbury Township National Register properties - the King Store Museum at 211 Main Street, Ledgewood, and the King Homestead at 209 Main Street, Ledgewood. Both township-owned structures are currently leased to the Trust. The King Store was located just yards from the Morris Canal and  prospered during the Canal's height of activity from 1831 to 1870.

For information on tours and events hosted by the Roxbury Historic Trust, please visit  http://www.roxburynewjersey.com/trust.htm.

If you are a member of a non-profit organization or know of one that you would like to see featured on this site, please let us know in the comments or send an e-mail to kelly@thehistorygirl.com.


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