Monday, January 6, 2014

Organization of the Week: Canal Society of New Jersey

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 Canal Society of New Jersey. Founded in 1969, the Society was organized to foster the study of the history of New Jersey's two towpath canals (Delaware & Raritan Canal and Morris Canal), preserve and restore canal remains and artifacts, educate the public in this history, and provide enjoyment to its members by visiting canals and other historic sites. The Society maintains a canal museum at Waterloo Village in Byram Township, New Jersey and act as guides during open houses. The Society sponsors and hosts a number of events throughout the year at Waterloo Village, including the increasingly-popular Canal Heritage Days, in addition to canal walks and programming for adults and children.

The Canal Society of New Jersey relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the Canal Society of New Jersey or to become a member or volunteer, please call 908-722-9556 or visit

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