Members welcome at the Milltown Historical Society!
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…Continue
Added by Barbara Wright on February 19, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Barbara Wright on November 27, 2019 at 10:42am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Randy Ruth on November 5, 2019 at 2:40pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Milltown Historical Society 2019 Membership Form
Founded in 1968 for the purpose of preserving the historical and cultural significance of Milltown and to provide a congenial atmosphere where the interests of the members could be shared. We currently have over 1,600 artifacts housed in two historic houses.
Meetings: Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM at the Museum Annex.
For more information contact:
Barbara Wright- 732 828-0822 …Continue
Added by Barbara Wright on December 19, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Several of us have recently been searching Ancestry.com, building our Milltown and extended family trees.
These trees are searchable on the Ancestry.com site. A post I put up on the Remembering Milltown Facebook page showed that there is even greater interest in finding the family histories of many individuals, either residing in, or from Milltown.
These are the trees that we have worked on. If you would like help and advice on looking up your own Milltown-related family tree,…Continue
Added by Barbara Wright on September 19, 2017 at 4:51pm — No Comments
I was given a box of old photographs that I believe are of Grace Junker Regnault and her family. No names are written on any photos, but they were in the trash at her home on Chestnut St. as her home was being cleaned out after her death at age 101. Grace was the child of Catherine Heyl Junker and William Junker of Church St. Milltown. Her family were parishioners of St Paul's church.
I will scan and post the pictures on this website, but if you are a relative or descendant of Grace…Continue
Added by Barbara Wright on July 17, 2017 at 10:40am — No Comments
Hi everyone, i just have a few questions for some residents who might have some information on ford ave and the michelin complex. if you know any of the answers, please comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) When was the building on the corner of main street and ford ave torn down? Its the building that used to stand on where the Knight's sell christmas trees. I can never find it in any pictures online, or anywhere for that matter...
2) Does anyone…Continue
Added by will bradford on December 4, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I found a really cool pdf on keepmilltownhistoric.org . It goes super in depth into Michelin's stay in Milltown, as well as their other branches in America in the early 21st century If you dig, you can find some really cool information.
Readers, as you probably know, the Michelin plants on Ford Avenue in Milltown are being razed. Please share any pictures you have of the old or new Ford Ave here, so we can keep a record of the site.
Added by Barbara Wright on November 27, 2016 at 5:38pm — No Comments
More iconic Milltown buildings are being demolished. How do you feel about this? Feel free to comment and chat on this site. And add pictures!!!
If you want to see the smokestack and water tower preserved, please sign this petition …Continue
Added by Barbara Wright on August 26, 2016 at 11:05pm — No Comments
On Feb. 17,1924 my Dad was ice skating at Lawrence brook when he observed a number of people had fallen through the ice. He immediately set out to save as many of them as he could.
Following is a news clipping of the event
A year later he received the Ralston Hero medal for his efforts. Following is a copy of the newspaper article recording the events.
I found a copy of a letter that my Dad sent to the New York Evening…Continue
My grandfather, Michael Stankowicz moved from NYC to Milltown to open Stank,s grocery store. This was around 1916. He brought his wife and three children, my Mother Victoria Dobrzynsi being a baby at the time. this store was on the corner of South and Broad Street. He prospered and then opened the first Bowling Alley in tHe area. 4 lanes. Grandpa ran this for years. Another child came to the family, a boy Al Stankowicz. Al grew up went to war with the Army came home and continued to…Continue
You are welcome to join us at the Milltown Historical Society Annex building on the third Tuesday of this and every month beginning at 6:30 pm.
Added by Barbara Wright on December 30, 2015 at 5:50pm — No Comments
Milltown's 7th grade Girl Scout Cadette Troop will host their third MHS Museum Open House this Saturday between 1PM and 3PM. They will be serving cookies and cider and helping children make old fashioned craft projects. Make visiting the Milltown Historical Society Museum part of your holiday tradition!
For Information, call 732 828-0822
Added by Barbara Wright on December 3, 2015 at 8:34pm — No Comments
FUN FAMILY event
Mark your calendars!
Come see Toy Trains and Raritan River Railroad Artifacts
Saturday, November 14 (11-5)
Sunday, November 15 (11-4)
Added by Kathy Heilman on October 22, 2015 at 10:47am — No Comments
A new member of this site writes :
Added by Barbara Wright on September 1, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I know that Milltown flooded under Hurricane Irene. Does anyone have any OTHER stories of Milltown floods (20thC or 19thc)? Any early photos of the floods? I would be interested, or if I can be steered in that direction. Thank You
Added by Frederick (Rick) E. Remlinger on March 2, 2015 at 12:59pm — No Comments
Many visitors to this website have a connection to the family of Philip Kuhlthau, the first of the German farmers from Oberzell, Germany to emigrate to Milltown. If you, you may be interested in some photographs of people who could possibly be your ancestors, and who might even be you!
Come visit the Milltown Historical Society this Saturday, and you will learn how our earliest residents decorated and celebrated winter holidays. Have you ever heard of a goose feather Christmas tree? Originally from Germany, these were the first artificial Christmas trees. We have a beautiful white feather tree in our annex building. Come see it and hear the whole history!
There are hundreds of stories at the Milltown Historical Society and we'd love to share some with you.
Added by Barbara Wright on December 3, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments