Monday, January 21, 2013

Organization of the Week: Hunterdon County Historical Society


Every Monday, I 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 Hunterdon County Historical Society. The Hunterdon County Historical Society was founded in 1885 in order to collect Hunterdon County history for future generations. The Society purchased the 1845 Doric House in 1969, restored it, and moved their headquarters there in 1972. This Greek Revival style home is largely furnished in the Empire style and is a showcase of local Hunterdon County history. The Society also operates a research library adjoining the Doric House. The library's collection consists of over 6,000 printed volumes, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, broadsides, photographs and records of local history. In 2009, the Society opened a state-of-the-art, environmentally-controlled archives building in Raritan Township, designed to serve archival needs for the next fifty years.

The Hunterdon County Historical Society rely on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the Hunterdon County Historical Society or to become a member or volunteer, please visit www.hunterdonhistory.org or call 908-782-1091

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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