Historical Society of
Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey, founded in 1812

New Additions to Our Web Site

Rev. Phraner's Photos of Palestine Mission Trip

In the early 1900s, Rev. Wilson Phraner took a Mission trip to Palestine. These are photos he took and made into Magic Lantern Slides that he used in his ministry at the Montgomery Mission Chapel in the Soho neighborhood in Belleville. These photos have been added to our Photo Gallery.

We also have collections of his photos from trips to Switzerland and Germany, Cuba and Alaska and, of course, his collection of photos of Bloomfield.

Damascus Gate Dragomen (Interpreters/Guides) Mary's Well


You can now download our self-guided Walking Tour of the Bloomfield Green Historic District.


The Toll of the Garden State Parkway in Bloomfield

This program is now awailable in our Video Archive: The Toll of the Garden State Parkway in Bloomfield

Do you recognize this scene in Bloomfield? If you don't, it's because most of these houses were demolished to build the Garden State Parkway.


Camp Pinelock

An Anecdotal History, Candid Observations, and Memories of Camp Pinelock, Once a Unique Bloomfield Girl Scout Camp in Knowlton Township, Warren County, NJ (1946- 1961), by S. David Phraner

Camp Pinelock Entrance Postcard Lake at Camp Pinelock Postcard Remaining Camp Pinelock building, 2021

Charles Warren Eaton's Photographs of Europe

Charles Warren Eaton was a renowned artist and photographer who lived in Bloomfield from 1888 until his death in 1925. On his travels to Europe, he photographed cities in Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. The Historical Society was fortunate to have the negatives of his photographs donated to us. I created a separate site of his photographs of Europe. We include a preview of some of his best photos in our Photo Gallery. To see the full set of photos, visit CharlesWarrenEaton.org

Bellfry of Bruges, Belgium Maison du Roi, Brussels, Belgium Frankfort, Germany

90 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Museum Hours
Saturday: 10:00am - 12:30pm
and by appointment

Soldier and Sailors Monument
on the Historic Green

Historical Society of Bloomfield Collection

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