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Advocates for Perserving Local History
Preservation in The Somerset Hills
THSSH - Nominate an Endangered Historic Building or Property in the Somerset Hills
The Preserve Somerset Hills Nomination program spotlights irreplaceable historic, architectural, cultural, and archaeological resources in the Somerset Hills area of northern Somerset County, New Jersey including Bedminster, Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Far Hills, Peapack & Gladstone that are in imminent danger of being lost. The act of listing these resources acknowledges their importance to the heritage of the area, and draws attention to the predicaments that endanger their survival and the survival of historic resources.
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Historic Building Industry Network
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Members of the Building Industry Network – BIN – are professionals involved in the preservation or development of older properties. They include general contractors, construction managers, specialized trade contractors, architects, engineers, real estate developers and Realtors, attorneys, suppliers, accountants, fabricators and craftspersons. BIN members are also members of Preservation New Jersey Inc., the only statewide non-profit organization working to sustain and enhance the vitality of New Jersey’s communities by promoting and preserving their diverse historic resources.
THSSH partners with Preservation New Jersey to support their efforts at a grass roots local level.
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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
The 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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