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
Committee Members: Sylvia Gambony, Larry Terricone, Pat Gray
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
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.
Join Us! The committee meets bi-monthly.
- Community Outreach
- Margaret Skelly - Coordinator
- 3rd Grade History
- Brick Academy Guides - Paula Axt-Coordinator
- Social Events
- Walking Tours
- Basking Ridge
- Candlelight Tours
- Halloween Tours
- Bernardsville Olcott District Tour
- Historic Preservation Awards
- Annual Membership Gathering - Sue Zibelli-Coordinator
- Speakeasy Event Brooks Betz - Coordinator
- Speaker Series
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Committee Lead: Brooks Betz
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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Are 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
Coordinator: Brooks Betz
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
Serves to run the administrative functions of THSSH.
Committee Lead: Sylvia Gambony