Washington Township Historical Society presents
“Sunday Afternoon at the Museum”
The Washington Township Historical Society is pleased to announce a series of programs they will be hosting this year called “Sunday Afternoon at the Museum” for residents of Washington Township and friends.
On January 24 at 2:30 PM Eileen Stokes will be giving a PowerPoint presentation on “The Hamlets and Villages of Washington Township, Morris County”. Washington Township consisted of eleven districts in the 1800s. Since at that time much of the area was a myriad of farms, the hamlet or village might be nothing more than a crossroad and a few homes and perhaps a mill, school, or general store. Dutch or German Valley, now Long Valley, was the largest and became the center of activities for the township along with the Schooley’s Mountain resorts and Middle Valley, where our history began. Several were named after prominent families who settled in the area such as Flocktown, Naughrightville and Stephensburg. Come find out why Scrappy Corner is still listed on the US Geological Survey Map!
The hour long program is presented free of charge although donations are always welcome. Pre-registration is required due to the limited space at the museum. Please either call 908-876-9696 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The museum is located at 6 Fairview Avenue, Long Valley across from the fire house. Limited parking is available at the museum but additional parking is available at the entrance to Columbia Trail.