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Education Committee Update

Young Historians Coloring Program
at the Brick Academy

Young Historians Coloring Program

Brick Academy: May 2017 - What better way to educate children then by coloring!

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) has announced the group now offers the opportunity to have classes visit the Brick Academy to participate in a new history coloring program using a new history coloring book "Somerset Hills History Coloring Book." The program is being sponsored by the THSSH Education Committee, under the leadership of Margaret Skelly, a trustee and former teacher.

Somerset Hills History Coloring BookSomerset Hills History Coloring Book Back


For Teachers, Parents, and Even High School Students

The coloring program is just that, Teachers and parents are able to set up appointments to bring their children, called Young Historians, to the Brick Academy for a coloring exercise. Each young historian is provided a Somerset Hills History coloring book, crayons, and a brief overview of the images they will cover during the program. THSSH received a large number of "Somerset Hills History Coloring Book's" that were donated by T3 Consortium, a local consulting business based out of Bernards Township.

To schedule a school room visit to the historic 1890's schoolhouse at the Brick Academy in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, with a class (typically 3rd grade), or to find out when the next coloring program is open to the public, visit our Contact Us page and drop us an email. One of our volunteers will be in touch.

THSSH Young Historians


About the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH)

Founded in 1928 originally as the Historical Society of Basking Ridge, the mission and name of the society was later changed to The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization including all five communities of the Somerset Hills region: Bedminster Township, Bernards Township, Bernardsville ,Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone which are all located in Somerset County, New Jersey.

The mission of The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) is to acquire, conserve and share local artifacts and information on matters of local historic interest; cultivate interest in local history; encourage the preservation of local historic resources; facilitate historic research; and preserve, operate, and interpret the Brick Academy.

To further this mission, THSSH sponsors events and activities that promote community awareness and appreciation of the history and architecture of the Somerset Hills. THSSH headquarters is at the Brick Academy in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, where our collections of items of local historic interest are available to the public.

About The Brick Academy

BR_Brick_Academy_Sketch_08_sm.jpgThe Brick Academy (also known as the Basking Ridge Classical Schoolhouse) is a 1809 Federal-style architectural structure located in the center of Basking Ridge in Bernards Township. The Brick Academy has been a boys’ private preparatory school, a public school, a meeting hall for several fraternal and benevolent organizations, and the Bernards Township municipal building. It currently serves as the headquarters of The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills, as well as a schoolhouse and museum to local history. The Brick Academy also celebrated its bicentennial in 2009.



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