Preserving Our Past to Protect Our Future

Working to protect our environment with the rural and historic
characteristics of our neighborhood.

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In 1960, several area residents decided to form a historical society for Washington Township. Washington Township Historical Society (WTHS) was registered in New Jersey the following year. Christian Lanner, former mayor of the township, was elected the first president. In 1981, we opened our museum in the old stone schoolhouse that dates back to 1830.

The original bell of the school (once atop the building) is mounted on a stone platform in the front lawn of the museum. Our collection of local artifacts, farm tools, genealogy library, maps, photographs and books helps preserve the history of Washington Township. Admission to the museum is free.
The foremost objective of the historical society is to bring together people interested in the history of our community. It gives us a better appreciation of our state and nation, and helps us realize true value of our heritage.

Heath House

East Mill

The Old Fort

Welsh Farms

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Support the Washington Township Historical Society by becoming an annual member. Help protect our community’s natural and historic treasures. Rather just make a donation? Your donation is greatly appreciated too.

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