Milltown History

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Milltown History

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.

Local History Links

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!


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Museum Open House March 5

The Milltown Historical Society will be open for visitors on March 5 between 11 am and 1 pm.This Saturday Open House will begin a series of regularly scheduled openings each first Saturday of the month.Come visit us if you have never been to the museum, or want to see how our collection has grown.Fans of Milltown history will enjoy visiting our blog site,, featuring "This Day in Milltown History" articlesNew members are always welcome to join us!Continue

Started by Barbara E Wright Feb 18.

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The History of St. Paul's Church

St Paul's Church congregation began when a small group of Milltown residents began borrowing the Methodist Church to hold their own services around 1860. This group was pastorless, but relied on the services of Reverend C. Bank of The Reformed Church of New Brunswick.

They built a wooden framed building in 1873 that they named St. Paul's Church, and united their group with the German Reformed Church of the United States. The first pastor, hired in 1875,  was Reverend G.B. Shick. The original wooden church stood until 1956, and was moved off of Main St and onto Lakewood to as Fellowship Hall when the current stone church was built in 1923. From Gary Conger, "Our granddaughters are 6th generation members of St. Paul’s Church. My grandparents Marie and Willard Garretson were the first couple married in the new (current)…


Posted by Barbara Wright on July 1, 2020 at 12:00am



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Barbara E Wright commented on Marie-Hélène KERNEUR's photo
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Barbara Krauss Santoro commented on Marie-Hélène KERNEUR's photo

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"Wayne Fonteix - Click on the picture above and you'll get a fantastic copy of this photo restored!"
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This photo (1920/1921) was superbly restored by Pau Medrano Bigas (Barcelona)
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"Marie-Helene  Just found this photo on the site today, and can confirm that Joseph Fonteix (my grandfather) was indeed the “bandmaster”.  It was not Rene Fonteix, Sr (my father) who would have been 11 or 12 when this photo was…"
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