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Formed in 1965

The Historical Society was formed in 1965 from the Passaic Township Tercentenary Committee which was appointed to represent our town as part of New Jersey's statewide 300th anniversary celebration.

Founding members of the Historical Society were Ms. Gwendolyn Thomas, president; Mr. Reinhard Rist, vice president; Ms. Esther Cornish, secretary; and Mr. Jean Cornish, treasurer.

Township Historians: Gwendolyn Thomas, Mary Lou Weller, Kelly Roshto, Sam Cornish

Guy Roshto, President

Our Membership is Active

We have a strong and active membership.  ​ We are dedicated to the preservation of the cultural and historical heritage of the community.  The current officers and meeting schedule are listed at the bottom of this page.

  • We conduct of historical home tours.

  • We sponsor monthly history programs - all welcome. 

  • We create exhibits on display at the library and townhall

  • We hold a yearly contents for students.

  • We publish books and papers.

  • We provide our expertise to the Township on matters related to Historic Preservation.

Kathy Pfeil, Treasurer


Our Accomplishments

The society is dedicated to the preservation of the cultural and historical heritage of the community.  Past achievements include:

  • The official township flag which is today proudly on display in the town hall;

  • Placement of a marker to memorialize our role in the revolutionary war.

  • In collaboration with the Morris County Heritage Commission, placement of a historical marker to commemorate the Stirling Workers' District.

  • Instrumental in saving the Old Millington Schoolhouse.

Larry Fast, V.P.


We maintain historical records

The Society keeps the towns historical records.  Our extensive collection includes over 50 years of donations.

  • Publication of "A Guide to Historic Buildings and Sites in Passaic Township" in 1984.

  • Publication of "Passaic Township, A Short History Published in Connection with the New Jersey Tercentennial 1664-1964"

The archives are located in the Long Hill Library and open to the public one day a week or by appointment.  The collection includes: Historical maps, photographs, books audio tapes and family histories.  If you have questions, see the home page to contact our Archivist or use the email address below.

Kelly Roshto, Secretary

The Long Hill Township Historical Society hosts many events throughout the year.  Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at All Saints Episcopal Church


All are welcome and admission is free.

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