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The Historical Society is always looking for new members who have an interest in Milltown history.For more information contact Barbara Wright at 732 828-0822.
Here are some interesting websites that will help you learn more about Milltown and other central New Jersey history. If you know of other interesting sites, or if you encounter a broken link here please send a message to webmaster Barbara Wright. Thanks!
The Raritan River Rail Road was begun in Sayreville, New Jersey in 1888 and by 1890 connected South Amboy to New Brunswick, serving the freight and passenger needs of the area. About 100 years ago a new passenger station was built in Milltown at the railroads crossing of Washington Avenue. This use came to an end in 1938 with the discontinuance of passenger service on the line. The station was then raised to boxcar unloading height and moved east along a new siding to serve as a freight station.
The station sat mostly dormant since the absorption of the Raritan River Rail Road into Conrail in April 1980. Shortly thereafter, Conrail removed the siding and sold the station to the adjacent property owner and it was briefly used for storage. Most of the original interior of the…Continue
Posted by Barbara Wright on February 19, 2020 at 10:00am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SECOND ANNUAL MILLTOWN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AND CONCERT
Presented by the Milltown Historical Society
On Saturday, December 14th, the Milltown Historical Society will be presenting the second annual Milltown Holiday Festival and Concert. Held at the American Legion, Joyce Kilmer Post 25 at 4 JFK Drive in Milltown, proceeds from the event will be used to preserve and maintain the historical museum in town as well as acquisition and restoration of Milltown antiquities. It is the Historical Society’s main fundraising event for the year.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and children under 12 are free when…Continue
Posted by Barbara Wright on November 27, 2019 at 10:42am
To all who care,
It has come to my attention that there are laws on the books in Milltown borough which require not only a historic preservation committee but also an official historian. To my knowledge neither is active or exists. However, one official claims on the office Milltown website to be on this committee. He is RICHARD REVOLINSKY who will pending on tonights out come may be our mayor. Being that he is on the Ford Ave redevelopment committee it looks like he has quietly kept this preservation committee in the dark so to advance other agendas.
We need to call on borough council to do their job and get a functional preservation committee going. This will put preservation at the table for all borough planning meetings and allow for greater input on historic matters. It can also help with administrative funding.
Hopefully, at the next borough council meeting on November 18th I will call out the council to do what's right. Anyone in support should be there…Continue
Posted by Randy Ruth on November 5, 2019 at 2:40pm
Professor Pau Merano-Bigas from the University of Barcelona in Spain has published his thesis, and it is available on the University's website as a series of PDF files.
The document has been fully translated into English, and tells the story of the rubber industry in Milltown, the Michelin company's venture in manufacturing in Milltown, and the impact of that business on the town. Professor Medrano-Bigas' academic focus is on print advertising, and he covers that topic in great depth, but has also fully researched the whole story of Michelin in Milltown.
Here is the citation for the work: Medrano-Bigas, Pau. The Forgotten Years of Bibendum. Michelin’s American Period in…Continue
Does anyone remember Mrs.Toths candy store at the corner of clay and church street. Across the street was Freds meat market, and on the other corner Ray Kimbers clothing store? Us kids used to throw our pennies on the counter for Mrs Toth to count.…Continue
Started by alan lefave Jan 3.
To all who care,It has come to my attention that there are laws on the books in Milltown borough which require not only a historic preservation committee but also an official historian. To my knowledge neither is active or exists. However, one…Continue
Started by Randy Ruth. Last reply by Randy Ruth Nov 7, 2019.
I would be interested in seeing old photos, hearing memories of Bud Haefners barbershop.I have many memories of going there in the 1960's Chicopee era. Bud and Charlie were a regular trip into town for me coming from Hardenburglane in the RFD rural…Continue
Started by Frederick (Rick) E. Remlinger. Last reply by Barry Pavelec Aug 10, 2018.
Hello, allI have a special interest in the life and circumstances of those who worked in the Michelin plant c. 1916–1921 or longer, when my grandfather Joseph Noguere did, as well as my then-teenage great-aunts and uncles. My grandparents had…Continue
Started by Suzanne Noguere. Last reply by Marie-Hélène KERNEUR Feb 27, 2018.