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Sentinel Article about Train Show

Historical society’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ part of efforts to relocate train station
Staff Writer

The model…


Added by Barbara Wright on December 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Holiday Train Show Rescheduled

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

Holiday Train Show postponed

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…


Added by Barbara Wright on November 5, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Trip to Steamtown National Historic Site October 27

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!

Added by Barbara Wright on July 17, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Milltown's Fourth of July Celebration

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 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

Membership in the Historical Society

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…


Added by Barbara Wright on June 26, 2012 at 1:05pm — 1 Comment

Milltown Photography Contest Entries on Display at Milltown Library

The Milltown Public Library and the Milltown Historical Society recently collaborated  for the second time on a photography contest featuring pictures taken in our boro. There are many beautiful images, and its always interesting to see how different artists can make some of the same scenes look so different just by how they shoot their photos.

The pictures have just been hung in the Jane Strimple meeting room of the Public Library, where they will be on display until the end of…


Added by Barbara Wright on February 15, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Miilltown Historical Society takes a meeting break

The Milltown Historical Society has decided to take a meeting break for the cold months of January and February, due to the possibility of snowy weather.

If you want to get in touch with any of the Society members, you can call President Kathy or Bruce, whose phone numbers appear on this page, or post a message to this site.

The Museum will open for private tours upon request. Please call the Schwendeman Taxidermy Shop for information about when you can get a tour of the Museum…


Added by Barbara Wright on January 8, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Milltown Day is October 1

Look for the Milltown Historical Society Table at Milltown Day at the Boro Park. We will have photographs and interesting objects displayed, and Milltown History books and other items for sale.

Take an historical walking tour of Milltown, and learn about some of our town's older buildings.

Added by Barbara Wright on September 25, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Newest member Pau Medrano Bigas article

Our website's newest member, Pau Medrano Bigas, a professor of graphic design at a University in Barcelona, Spain is a scholar who has researched the Michelin company extensively. His research, while focused on how Michelin used graphic design in its printed advertisements, was also broad enough for him to learn about the history of the Michelin plant in Milltown. Read this fascinating history in Pau's article "The forgotten years. The American phase of Michelin in Milltown"published in the…


Added by Barbara Wright on September 14, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Milltown Historical Society News

The next open house of the Milltown Historical Society will be Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 1-3 pm.

All are welcome to visit or to get involved with our activities. You too can become part of Milltown's history, or just help us discover and share what we know with others.

Who can get involved? Anyone! Those who know Milltown history, great!  

If you don't know and want to learn, yes!

If you know about…


Added by Barbara Wright on September 14, 2011 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Add "tags" to your photos or blog posts to make them searchable

When I get a request from a new member for some specific picture, or information, I think how useful it would be if I could find a way to search for that information. Especially if it exists on our own website! To help us search better, add tags that describe what you add. For example "1950s" or "Raritan River Railroad".

Thanks, and if you find any new pictures, please add them to the site. We'd all love to see them.

Added by Barbara Wright on August 23, 2011 at 1:32am — No Comments

Come one and all to these events of the Milltown Historical Society

On Saturday December 11, our halls will be fully decked with holly, and we will be open for our annual Holiday open house. See our parlor with in all its holiday splendor, complete with Christmas tree with model train on loan from Jim Reid of Frosty Automotive. Come learn how a typical Milltown family would spend the winter holiday season, and sample some warm cider and homemade baked goods.

Sunday December 12 will feature a Magic of the Holidays show at the Milltown Senior Citizen… Continue

Added by Barbara Wright on November 18, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Home News article about Raritan River Railroad Train Depot and Model Train Show

The Milltown Historical Society is a cosponsor of this great event. Click the picture open the article that ran in the Home News Tribune on November 4, 2010.

WHAT: Holiday train display

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13; noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 14

WHERE: Milltown Senior Citizen Center, 60 Violet…


Added by Barbara Wright on November 8, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

New Jersey History Online Links Updated


Added by Barbara Wright on April 25, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Traditional Holiday Ornaments and Decorations

Many traditional decorations for the winter holidays are easy to make for your own family.

Materials would be items that you could find around the house. Click on the pictures below to find instructions to make the following ornaments.



Added by Barbara Wright on November 21, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Great turnout at our open house!

Twenty Milltown residents toured the two Museum buildings on Saturday December 6, 2008. Many of the guests were Parkview School students and their families. All three floors of the Museum were open, and the new basement exhibits were viewed for the first time by the public. Several of the adults touring the Museum expressed interest in joining the Historical Society and helping us to open the Museum more frequently.…


Added by Barbara Wright on December 14, 2008 at 11:17pm — 1 Comment

Visiting the Museum

The Milltown History Museum and Annex Buildings will be open for tours on Sunday November 9, 2008 from 1-4 p.m. and on Saturday December 6, 2008 from 2-4 p.m.

On Thursday, October 30, the Museum was visited by 80 fourth grade students and eight adults. The students were fascinated by what they saw. They took notes and asked lots of questions, because they are currently studying the history of their community.

That same evening, a local Cub Scout group also toured the… Continue

Added by Barbara Wright on November 2, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

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