Historical Society - Stillwater Twp, Sussex County, New Jersey
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Since its organization in 1977 the mission of the Society has been to foster and promote an interest in Stillwater area history by maintaining a museum and reference library of historic artifacts and genealogical records of area families and support preservation efforts of historic structures, sites and events.

The Museum

(open Sundays 2-4pm during June, July and August)

Click here for a map and directions to the Museum in Stillwater, NJ

Through the generous foresight and planning of Mr. Amos F. Dixon and his wife Mary W. Dixon, the museum associated with the Historical Society of Stillwater Township has been located within the Neighborhood house on Main Street in Stillwater Since 1954. Originally a one-room schoolhouse from 1842 to 1909 and the home of Mary W. Dixon Library, within the building are interpretive displays of a restored schoolroom and a general store with a post office. A collection of artifacts depicting the early life of the village and surrounding area is on display as well as a costume collection, mineral collection, Native American artifacts and military items dating back to the Revolutionary War. Genealogical records, photographs and newspaper clippings of historic significance to the area and its families are part of the reference library.

Museum Visiting Hours
Sundays 2-4pm
June - July - August


The Society has supported the concept of an historic district in Stillwater and assisted in the preservation of Keen's Mill in the Swartswood Lake area. An inventory of all-historic structures, sites and events in the Stillwater area is being researched.

Community Events

Several fund-raising events are held throughout the year including Strawberry & Peach Festivals, Walking Tour of the Village and a Garage Sale Day. For the children, Open House at Christmas is a popular event.

Community Enhancements

The Society is establishing a members' garden at the museum and has restored and landscaped the War Memorial in the village. A private family burial plot is maintained by the Society, the Stillwater Mill and the Old Stillwater Cemetery are being worked on.


All residents and friends of historic preservation in the Stillwater area are invited to participate in the meetings and events and to become members. Membership dues are $10/annual or $50/lifetime. If you would like to become a member please contact us or join using the convenient paypal links below.

<- One Year membership $10.00
<- Lifetime membership $50.00

Checks may also be mailed to:
Historical Society of Stillwater Township
PO Box 238
Stillwater, NJ 07875

Please include your name, address, telephone number and your areas of interest.