1722 - John Annin, officially know as John Johnston of Annandale, Scotland, arrives in Bernards and took title to 1,000 acres. The settlement was known as Annin's Corner until the Revolution, when the name is changed to Liberty Corner.
1956 - The same year Eisenhower signed Federal-Aid Highway Act, New Jersey Legislators agreed to lobby the federal government for a north/south and east/west highway, and soon Routes 287 & 78 were added to the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. The roads were completed in 1968 changing the Somerset Hills forever.
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Guided Walking Tour - Sunday April 22, 2018
THE NARATTED WALKING TOUR IS BACK!
Looking for a fun day out? We're bringing back the Walking Tour of Historic Basking Ridge Village.
Take in the village center, which remains a favorite Bernards Township
gathering place, with attractive shops and restaurants, churches, and what will be the last chance to see the historic great white oak before it is taken down.
One of the best events you'll ever experience. Walk and learn about famous, and not so famous, historic tidbits as you walk the historic downtown village of Basking Ridge in Bernards Township.
Start at the historic 1809 Brick Academy schoolhouse as you learn what it was like to attend a prepertory school of its time. Stroll over to this historic district of Basking Ridge, home to small shops, churches, homes and eateries. Meet some of the local residents and characters that are part of the tour. You never know....you might just get invited in.
Narrated by local resident and THSSH trustee Paula Axt, come for an entertaining hour of great stories and lore from the wonderful past as it comes alive.
If you'd like to take advantage of Member Pricing, memberships start at just $20 - Download the membership form (Click Here), complete it and bring with you to the tour.
Tickets: Non-Refundable (But you can substitute someone if you need to)
Rain Date: April 29, 2018
(Only 2-4 hours of your time) A super fun time! All volunteers are welcome. High School students, want to earn Community Service time? Why not come and work on the tour? Reenactors needed to play the part of some of our history actors taking part as part of the tour.Lunch provided!
If interested drop us an email to email@example.com with your contact info.
the Brick Academy
The Historical Society
of the Somerset Hills
15 West Oak Street,
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920