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THSSH Committees



Meet new friends, and participate in living and documenting the exciting history of the Somerset Hills area.

Volunteering to serve on one of our committees is one of the most rewarding reasons for joining our organization. Be part of a group of dedicated volunteers and members that continue to work to educate, learn, and serve our community.

Museum Committee

Located on the main floor of the Academy, it features a self-guided tour of early education displays, local history exhibits, Lord Stirling artifacts and a small gift shop.

Curator: Sue Zibelli
Committee Lead: Sue Zibelli Volunteens Program
Committee Members:  Sylvia Gambony, Larry Terricone, Pat Gray

Education Committee

One of the most exciting committees in our organization. Coordinates 3rd Grade NJ History visits to the Brick Academy schoolhouse, brings together the Brownies/Girl Scouts to earn merit badges, schedules special educational events and craft series, and partners with the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison.

Committee Lead: Margaret Skelly
Committee Members: Paula Axt, Meg Wastie

Program Committee

Each year The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills sponsors a number of lectures, guest speakers, and interesting tours of the communities in and around the Somerset Hills. We are always interested in hearing your thoughts and suggestions for future events and tour ideas. Volunteers are are ALWAYS welcome.

The program committee incubates, coordinates, and supports THSSH programs. The committee works with committee chairs, event leads and the executive committee to manage the scheduling and reporting of events, event ideas, program and committee meetings and membership interaction. The Program Committee also interacts with other local organizations in the Somerset Hills with our consolidated event calendar for other historic organizations in the Somerset Hills.

Programs include:

Join Us! The committee meets bi-monthly.
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Committee Lead
: Brooks Betz Click to eMail

Research Committee

The lower level of the Academy serves as a research room and contains photographs, historic preservation information, genealogical records, rare local books, news articles, deeds and maps. Open by appointment only.

Committee Lead / Archivist: Cynthia Crosson
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Communications Committee


Inside the Brick AcademyAre you a publisher at heart? Perhaps you like to write a bit? The Newsletter Committee is responsible for the creation of our quarterly newsletter Inside the Brick Academy. Come work with us to create one of our most important pieces that informs, educates, and entertains everyone.

As a member of this committee, you will be involved with the scheduling, writing, editing, promoting, and coordinating each of the issues of Inside The Brick Academy.

The committee meets normally once per month.
Coordinator: Marcella Miccolis

Web Communications

Coordinator: Brooks Betz 

Membership Committee

Membership in THSSH and your continued support is the lifeblood financial sourcing to manage the day to day operations of The Society as well as to support the efforts to restore the 3rd Floor of the historic Brick Academy.

All our members receive newsletters, an annual yearbook, and postcards of our sponsored events.

Your dues are tax deductible! Trustees would very much appreciate it if our Life Members would consider making a donation to The Society at this time as well.

Coordinator: Sue Zibelli

Gardens & Grounds Committee

Supervise the landscape design and seasonal maintenance of the Brick Academy gardens and grounds - Collaborate with the Basking Ridge Garden Club and local florist shops for special holiday and/or event decorations.

The committee meets as necessary.
Committee Lead: Larry Terricone

Building Maintenance Committee

As a member of this committee, you will be involved with the keeping the Brick Academy in tip top shape. This is a group of typical craftspeople that can perform small maintenance tasks or locate those who can do minor repairs to the Brick Academy.

The committee meets as necessary.
Committee Lead: Mike and Debra Reynolds

Administration Committee

Serves to run the administrative functions of THSSH.

Committee Lead: Sylvia Gambony 

Mailing Address:
The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills
P.O. Box 136, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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