Our Society exists to preserve and document the history of Pequannock Township. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in local history.

Interested in helping us preserve the Martin Berry House?
Anyone that has been to the circa 1722 Martin Berry House, located just off Route 23, knows that it is like walking back in time. This house has been remarkably preserved by the present owners. For many years, the owners were gracious in allowing local residents and school groups tours of the house and grounds. Now, the time has come for the township to decide whether to purchase this house for a house museum with meeting space. Keep updated with the activities regarding the House here.

What does the Society do?
We educate the public about the history of the township. We are also active in local historical preservation projects including material for the township museum. We are currently preparing for the operation of the Martin Berry House as a House Museum, to tell the story of the History of Pequannock Township

We participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade in Pequannock and assist in a presentation of historical material at Grace Chapel after the parade. We also prepare an exhibit for the annual Hoe-Down, held in Greenview Park in September. Frequently, we work in conjunction with other organizations such as the Pequannock Library and the Pequannock Township Historic District Commission.

Our Township Museum will take part in the sixth annual "Pathways of History Tour", Open House in 19 Northeast Morris County Museums, Saturday, Oct 10 & Oct 11, 2015. Free admission to all participating sites. Check here for the facebook page with more information about the Pathways Tour for 2014 (2015 is being planned).

When does the Society Meet?

The meeting schedule presently is the first Tuesday and the third Wednesday of each month, at 7:30 pm. Meetings normally take place inside the American Legion, Post 242, a.k.a. "Paul Revere Hall" located at 700 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ.

I am interested in joining, What do I do?
We invite you to attend a meeting. Contact us via email if you have any questions about our Society. If you cannot attend our meetings but still wish to become a member, send us an email.

Is there a Museum in Pequannock?

YES! The Township of Pequannock Museum opened to the public in June, 2006. The Museum is housed in the former Pompton Plains Railroad Station, located at the corner of Evans Place and Jackson Avenue, and is owned by the Township of Pequannock. Members of both the Pequannock Historical Society and the Historic District Commission staff the Museum when it is open to the public. 

The museum is open the 2nd and 4th Sundays of most months. The museum is also open for special events and by appointment with the Pequannock Township Historic District Commission. Contact the society for information if you are interested in volunteering to be a "guide".

I would like to donate something to the Museum, what do I do?

Email us, We will forward your information to the Historic District Commission. Donations to the Museum are greatly appreciated. You may also contact Ed Englebart, Township Historian or Cathy Winterfield, Council Liason to the Historic District Commission through Township Hall at (973) 835-5700 or email the Commission directly.

Please be patient as additional information/images are being collected, scanned and organized for display.

This page was last updated Apr 8, 2015 - Copyright, Pequannock Township Historical Society