IThe WTHS Board of Trustees has just canceled the March 17 monthly meeting in voluntary compliance with the COVID-19 restrictions and health concerns. So far the March 31 Janet Foster program on NJ Architecture at the Washington Township Library, East Springtown Road is still scheduled as is Sunday afternoon hours at the museum. Check back as things develop.
IWT Public Library has cancelled all programs through April 5. The Janet Foster presentation on March 31 has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule when the COVID-19 emergency measures are lifted. In addition, the Historical Society will be closed for the following three Sundays: March 15, March 22 and March 29.

Janet Foster "History of New Jersey Architecture" - March 31, 2020 - Joint Program with WT Public Library Register today!

Explore New Jersey’s early history through its buildings! Every age leaves its mark on the landscape, and even in a rapidly developing area like New Jersey, there are still clear landmarks that speak of the settlement of the state in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Join us for a fun, fast visual exploration of the impact of Swedish, Dutch, German, and English settlers in the state, and the subsequent evolution of those disparate groups into new Americans as expressed in their buildings. Janet W. Foster is a noted lecturer and author with a specialization in New Jersey’s architectural history. This program is co-sponsored by the Washington Township Historical Society. Registration is requested

The Washington Township Historical Society offering a $1000 scholarship

The Washington Township Historical Society once again is offering a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior who is a resident of Washington Township, who plans to attend a two or four-year college, and who intends to pursue a major involving history or who has displayed an interest in local, county or state history. Students who attend West Morris Central should obtain an application from the Guidance Department & submit it through the Guidance Department. Students not attending WMC should request an application from the Historical Society, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 189, Long Valley, NJ 07853 or telephone 908-876-9696 and leave a message. Non-WMC student applications must be submitted to and received by the Society no later than May 1.

The Washington Township Historical Society aims to bring together people interested in the history of Washington Township, Morris County, the state of New Jersey, and promote a better appreciation of our American heritage.

We support historical programs, archives, publications, preservation, markers, and historical collections in our museum. We are a nonprofit organization that is federally recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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