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Our Mission

The Hackettstown Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the historic heritage of Hackettstown and the surrounding areas. Its purpose is to collect, catalog, display and preserve artifacts, mementos, and memorabilia for present and future generations. The Society was organized on March 6, 1975 with seventy-two charter members. Membership in the Hackettstown Historical Society is open to all interested individuals, families, institutions or groups.

The Hackettstown Museum

The Hackettstown Historical Society Museum is located at 106 Church Street, Hackettstown, NJ. The building was originally built in 1915 for the Theodore G. Plate family. The museum is open on Wednesday and Sunday from 2:00-4:00pm. It is closed on holidays. Special groups and other times may be accommodated by appointment. The museum and its collections are maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers. Send an email or call 908.852.8797 for more information on the Museum, its collections or volunteer opportunities.



Society members are available to speak at school, community or other events. Please call the Museum at 908-852-8797 for additional information. Museum volunteers will assist with requests for genealogical research. To request assistance, please contact the Museum or send us an email with information on the individual, family or location you’re researching. A donation is kindly suggested in return for these services.

The Museum is open on

Wednesday 2-4 and Sunday 2-4
If you plan on visiting please call ahead.
We can also open if you make an appointment