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.
Upcoming WTHS Events
The deadline for the WTHS scholarship has passed. The deadline date given was incorrect. All applications are in and the decision will be made soon. We apologize for any inconvenience.
May Membership MeetingOn May 15 at 7:30 PM, the WTHS will host a speaker at their regular general membership meeting. Rich Rosenthal from the NJ American Revolution Roundtable will be the keynote speaker. The title of his program is the Precedents of the President – George Washington. This is a free program and the public is welcome. The museum is located at 6 Fairview Avenue in Long Valley.
Speaker @ WT Public Library
On Saturday, June 21 at 2:00 PM the WTHS will host a speaker at the WT Public Library. William J. “Captain Bill” McKelvey, Chairman of the Liberty Historic Railway, INV, will present his program “Rails along the Morris Canal in Western NJ”. Bill is a New Jersey Transportation Historian, author, publisher, bookseller, Canal Study Tour Leader, Artifact/Equipment Preservation-Philanthropist as well as a lecturer. He will show vintage views of the canal and the rail/trolley lines along it during his talk. This program is free to the public. The library is located at 1 East Springtown Road.