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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

Kuhlthau Family Tree

I have been working on updating the Kuhlthau Family Tree that was prepared in 1964 for the Milltown Tercentenary by Marilynn Catchings. It does a wonderful job of showing the relationships between family members starting with Johann Heinrich Kuhlthau and his 11 children (9 of which continued to multiply in Milltown). Unfortunately there are no dates after the second generation (Conrad, Phillip, William etc.). And of course, nothing after 1964. If anyone is interested I can provide PDF images…


Added by Richard Jacques on September 29, 2010 at 2:02pm — 3 Comments

DeHart land at Kuhlthau Ave & Main Street

Some of us were wondering about the old house and land at the corner of Main St and Kuhlthau Ave. I have research the county records and have information back to 1858.

3/29/1858 DBK 77-668 from Thomas Snowhire to Conrad Kuhlthau…


Added by Dianne Sims on August 24, 2010 at 8:03am — 6 Comments

History Lecture about Rutgers University on 9/23

Hi All!

I'm planning on attending a history lecture at the New Brunswick Library about the "Historic Preservation Efforts at Rutgers University" on September 23rd. The lecture starts at 7:30pm and is free.

I just wanted to post the information here on the site in case anyone else would be interested going.

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!


Added by Melissa Morris on August 23, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments

New Jersey History Online Links Updated


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

Historic Buildings

Has anyone checked on the progress of the Ford Avenue site? This is a historic site as the first Michilin plant in the


Are there plans or any attempt to try to save the buildings?

I heard the historic ordinance has not been brought before the council because the clerk is reviewing the wording. Although the attorney has previously approved the ordinance, it is the clerk who has the ordinance and he stated he was going over it at home on his own time. I last inquired at a… Continue

Added by Debora Acierno on December 26, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 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

Interested in Milltown Family Geneology?

The Museum would love to have stories from Milltown Families for our records. Right now I am trying to research the Evans Family. Please see my page for detailed information. We can post family names here on this site if we have information so people trying to do research will know what families are represented. What do you think?

Thanks, Kathy Heilman

Added by Kathy Heilman on October 10, 2008 at 10:31am — No Comments

Pride in Milltown Day- Update

Pride in Milltown Day will be held on was held on Saturday, October 3, 2008.

It was a beautiful autumn day, and many people dropped by our table to chat, look at our display, purchase items and even join the Society. Welcome to new members Barbara Petry and Angela Goff!

Added by Barbara Wright on September 25, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

To Barbara

Great photo show. I like the kids in the school room. It was a LPL!
also talk to me about the school case display. It's a nice size!
Bruce S.

Added by David Bruce Schwendeman on September 18, 2008 at 11:54am — No Comments

Will Milltown move the two houses of the Historical Museum to build a new firehouse?

Deputy Fire Chief Jules Dekovics attended a few Milltown Historical Society meetings this year to outline the need for a new firehouse. This Home News Tribune article explains the issues involved. The current buildings cannot accommodate new fire engines, expose our volunteer fire fighters to exhaust fumes, and do not have facilities for the fire fighters to shower after being exposed to hazardous materials fighting fires. He presented the MHS… Continue

Added by Barbara Wright on September 17, 2008 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Click sign up to become a new member of the Milltown History website

Click sign up on the right side of this page, and fill in the blanks to join. It's safe, and it's free.

Added by Barbara Wright on September 16, 2008 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Christmas Party

The Milltown Historical Society had its annual Christmas party on December 18, 2007. Here is the recipe for my Sweet Potato casserole.

Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 3 cups sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground…

Added by Barbara Wright on December 18, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Taxidermist new to Blog concept

Hi Barbara! This is so cool. Great work but I think I need lessons. Perhaps you could show a small group how to navigate and use this site to best adfvantage. Photos are super. dbruces.

Added by David Bruce Schwendeman on October 18, 2007 at 9:12am — 2 Comments

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