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

UPCOMING EVENTS


Bloomfield Green Historic District Walking Tours

Wednesday, February 14, 1:30 PM
Saturday, February 17, 9:30 AM

Self-Guided Walking Tour photo

We conduct walking tours of the Bloomfield Green Historic District twice a month on the second Wednesday and third Saturday. Walks begin at Oakeside Cultural Center at 240 Belleville Ave. Parking is available there. The walk is on paved sidewalks and is approximately 3 miles and 2 hours long.

Advance registration is required. Go to Bloomfield Green Historic District Walking Tour or email MorrisCanal@gmail.com to register.

We also have a self-guided version of the walking tour available for free download: Self Guided Walking Tour of the Bloomfield Green Historic District.

 


NEW ADDITIONS to Our Web Site


1865 Map of Bloomfield and Belleville

This map shows Bloomfield before Montclair and Glen Ridge split off and Belleville before Nutley split off. The map includes pictures of prominent buildings at the time. Each of the house pictures have been digitally repaired and enhanced and are featured in our photo gallery: Bloomfield and Belleville, 1865

We are grateful to Adriana O'Toole for donating this mape to the Historical Society's collections.

Warren Baldwin's home and store on Broad Street. This is where Gencarelli's Bakery is today. This was James Bartholomew's estate on Blomfield Avenue. Berkley Heights Park is in this location today. Residenced of Augustus T. Morris, Morris Place and Bay Avenue.

 


Charles Warren Eaton's Photos of Bloomfield

Photos by Charles Warren Eaton taken between approximately 1905 to 1915 of scenes in Bloomfield including photos of Eaton, his home and garden, Mills and mill ponds in Bloomfield (Diamond Paper Mill, Davey's Pond and Davey's Mill, and Oakes Pond and Oakes Mill), scenes along Third River and newly improved photos of the Morris Canal in Bloomfield.

Charles Warren Eaton Garden in Eaton backyard Oakes Pond and Oakes Mill

 


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

 



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

90 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
973-743-8844
info@hsob.org

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


Soldier and Sailors Monument
on the Historic Green

Historical Society of Bloomfield Collection

Graphic Design by Traci Churchill
Web Design by Rich Rockwell

2023