Members welcome at the Milltown Historical Society!
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
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
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
A new member of this site writes :
Added by Barbara Wright on September 1, 2015 at 7:30pm — 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
Girl Scout Troop 80273 is hosting an open house on Sunday May 18 from 12 noon until 3 pm.
Enjoy the hospitality of our Junior Girl Scouts as they describe life from mid 19th century until mid 20th century, and other fascinating history of Milltown.
We will be serving lemonade and cookies as an added treat for visiting!
Added by Barbara Wright on May 12, 2014 at 5:18pm — No Comments
Many new members have signed on to this website in recent weeks, echoing the great rush of activity on Brian Harto's Facebook group, "Remembering Milltown".
Please feel free to make this site your own. You may write blog posts, upload your pictures of Milltown and comment on other's photos, and share memories. Take a few moments to browse the photos that others have already shared, and read the Milltown History links if they interest you.
And if Milltown History is a passion…Continue
Added by Barbara Wright on January 30, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments
Visitors to the Milltown Museums frequently remark that they always wanted to visit, and that they are so glad they finally took the opportunity to go. Whether that is the case with you, if you have visited before, or if this your first time even noticing our old house near the fire house, we have some great new displays for you to see.
Along with the general store/post office, the old time school and Michellin displays, we feature in our parlor and kitchen the furnishings and…
Added by Barbara Wright on April 18, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Added by Barbara Wright on December 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The Milltown Historical Society is partnering with the members of Raritan River Railroad group to host a model train (and more!) show at the Milltown Senior Citizens building on December 8 and 9, 2012 on Violet Terrace in Milltown. Look for more details to come!
Added by Barbara Wright on November 30, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments
In light of what many are dealing with after Sandy's wrath we have decided to postpone the Holiday Train Show in Milltown. We are hoping to reschedule it for December 8th and 9th but the Senior Center in Milltown has not reopened yet so I have not been able to check if that weekend is available. Please update any blogs, sites, etc. that has the show listed for the upcoming weekend. I will let you know as soon as we have confirmed a new date.
My thoughts and prayers are with each of…Continue
Added by Barbara Wright on November 5, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
We are planning a bus trip to Steamtown in Scranton, Pennsylvania on October 27, 2012. Tickets will include bus transportation and admission to the National Historic Site. Great fun for train lovers of all ages!http://www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm…Continue
Added by Barbara Wright on July 17, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Milltown is a town that celebrates July fourth in a grand style, and the rest of the state knows it. Look for a front page story about our historic boro in tomorrow's Star Ledger newspaper, and online at nj.com. And if you live close enough to make it to town, here is the planned schedule of events from Milltown's Fourth of July emcee, Russ Einbinder.
Summary of Events— Wednesday July 4th, 2012
• 6:00am Fishing Derby
• 7:45am Fun…
Added by Barbara Wright on July 3, 2012 at 5:23pm — No Comments
Perhaps you have stumbled upon this site because of an email that you received. Maybe you forgot that you had once stumbled upon this site in the first place. If that is the case...
Welcome back! We are seeking out new members who can help us achieve our goals of preservation and education. The museum doors have been closed too much as of late, because we just do not have enough volunteers willing to spend a few hours showing other visitors the treasures that we have collected. If you…Continue