We have some interesting new accessions to show you including the original charter of the German Valley Post No. 71 of the Grand Army of the Republic.   Another accession is quite a strange photo that was taken inside the Long Valley Inn.  To see it is to believe it.

Upcoming Events!

Railroading in Morris County Presentation

May 21 "Railroading in Morris County," 1pm-3pm, Washington Township Public Library, 37 E Springtown Road.  Former Erie Lackawanna & Conrail employee, Bob Pennisi, will talk about railroading. Bob is an author of 8 books & the publisher of numerous others on...

Pathways of History Tour of Historic Places

April 30 - May 1, 2022 Save the Date!  Annual Pathways of History Weekend - tour 23 Morris County Historic Sites for FREE.  Plan your own tour or follow a suggested pathway.  10am - 4pm   "Like" it on Facebook: Pathways of History Tour of Historic Places.


Phil and Lauri Berg participate in Pathways of History 2021

Phil and Lauri Berg participate
in Pathways of History 2021

The Washington Township Historical Society offering a $1000 scholarship

The Washington Township Historical Society once again is offering a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior who is a resident of Washington Township, who plans to attend a two or four-year college, and who intends to pursue a major involving history or who has displayed an interest in local, county or state history. Students who attend West Morris Central should obtain an application from the Guidance Department & submit it through the Guidance Department. Students not attending WMC should request an application from the Historical Society, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 189, Long Valley, NJ 07853 or telephone 908-876-9696 and leave a message. Non-WMC student applications must be submitted to and received by the Society no later than May 1.

The Washington Township Historical Society aims to bring together people interested in the history of Washington Township, Morris County, the state of New Jersey, and promote a better appreciation of our American heritage.


We support historical programs, archives, publications, preservation, markers, and historical collections in our museum. We are a nonprofit organization that is federally recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.