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There are Many Ways to Support
History in the Somerset Hills

THSSH logoPlease join us in our efforts to promote, support, and engage the communities of the Somerset Hills. There are four great ways that you can make a difference:


      Join us as a member - Learn More

      Volunteer to serve on a committee - Learn More

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Volunteers Needed...Come Join Us!

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills has no paid staff. By contributing their talents to help with our programs and projects, scores of local volunteers, from high school students to retirees keep THSSH operating. Below is a list of current volunteer opportunities, most of which require only a limited time commitment. Training will be provided!

We also have a great volunteer program for teens as part of our Young Historians program. Learn More

To become a volunteer, click Contact Us link or call 908- 221-1770.
Committee Informantion. Click Here

Volunteer Opportunities

Take a look at the Volunteer Opportunities booklet below. To apply for a Volunteer position, please drop us a note where you'd like to volunteer and we'll be in touch. Use the form on the Contact Us page or call us at 908- 221-1770.

Volunteer Overview Handbook
Click the Booklet for Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the Historical Society need my help?
The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills has a small staff and the mission is challenging. Because we preserve and interpret more than 200 years of history, the task is far more manageable (and fun!) with the involvement and support of community members.

What if I have the interest, but not the skills or knowledge?
We want your volunteer experience to be as rewarding to you as it is for the Society. Training is provided for all volunteer positions.

How much time must I commit?
The amount of time you volunteer depends upon the type of position you choose, as well as the time you have available. Museum Docents are asked to sign up for a shift once every week or two weeks. Other positions, such as Office, Collections, Archives or Research Assistants, have a great deal of flexibility. Still others, such as hospitality committee volunteers are needed only a couple of times a year.

What are some advantages of volunteering?
All of our volunteers receive invitations to all events, discounts on out-of-town tours and in the Museum , and our newsletter. You can also expect to meet interesting people and learn more about our areas history.

How do I become a volunteer?
Just click on the email link. Someone will contact you to arrange an appointment for you to meet the staff, as well as learn more about the Historical Society and volunteer positions. Or feel free to call us directly at 908- 221-1770.

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Street Address:
The Historical Society
of the Somerset Hills
15 West Oak Street,
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 221-1770

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Hours of Operation:
Museum Open
First Sunday
of each month
(except Summer
and Holidays)
Research Room

By Appointment Only




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