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The Tewksbury Historical Society was established on February 19, 1989. The Society is organized exclusively to further research into and the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Township of Tewksbury, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

The Tewksbury Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code 501 (c) (3). The Society was incorporated as a New Jersey not-for-profit corporation on January 9, 1992 and is a NJ registered charity.

An 11 member Executive Board governs the Society. This Board is made up of four officers who are elected by the membership for two-year terms and the appointed chairs of standing committees. This Executive Board conducts all of the Society’s affairs as per the Society’s bylaws.

2024-2025 OFFICERS

Shaun C. Van Doren-- President
Joan Umholtz -- Vice President
Alice F. Walters -- Secretary
Pete Peterson -- Treasurer



Archivist - George Cassa

Art Show - Andy Calamaras

Barn & Garden Tours - Wolfgang Meyer

Hospitality - Martha Wrede

Membership - Barbara Cipolla 

Oral History - Stephanie Koven

Property - Harold Wrede 



The Society holds a number of meetings, events and programs throughout the year for you to attend and enjoy.

General membership meetings are usually held on a Sunday in the months of January, March, and May, with a covered dish supper held in November. An informative program and lecture follows the meeting.



Tag Sales - Sat. April 20, 2024 & Sat. August 31, 2024 -- 8 am to 4 pm  both at the Oldwick Carriage House, rain or shine.


The Tewksbury Garden Tour is held in June of every odd numbered year and consists of tours of the exterior gardens of Tewksbury properties and landscapes.  The Tour was held on June 10, 2023. The next tour will return in 2025.


In July of every even numbered year, the Society, along with the Tewksbury Trail Association, sponsor the Tewksbury Barn Tour. Barns include new and old, working and dormant, and those still maintaining livestock. The Tewksbury Barn Tour will be on Saturday, June 8, 2024. 


 The Tewksbury Art Show & Sale is the Society's largest fundraiser. It brings many members and volunteers together to register over 100 artists from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut who enter over 300 pieces of art, all of which is for sale.  The next Art Show will in October 2024.


Holiday Gift Sale - a weekend in December. Sat. Dec. 14 10 am to 4 pm & Sun. Dec. 15 12 pm to 4 pm at the Oldwick Carriage House.




Society Headquarters is located at 60 Water Street in Mountainville. We're in a portion of the old Municipal Building/Mountainville Meeting Hall, which we lease from the Township of Tewksbury.

Currently our museum is open by appointment. The current displays are on the Rockaway Valley Railroad, the restored Stryker Dollhouse,and original vintage wines from the former Tewksbury Winery.  Call us at 908-832-6734 to schedule an appointment.

The Society acquired the former Township Garage at 5 James Street in Oldwick having restored the exterior to its former carriage house design and renamed it the Oldwick Carriage House.  Currently the Society uses it for its furniture and large item archives and a storage facility for all of its fundaising supplies and signage as well as events processing and Tag Sale location. 


In 2019 the Society acquired 49 Old Turnpike Road with future plans to have as its headquarters, offices and display space.  Check back for future updates.

Stryker Dollhouse
An exact replica of the former Stryker Home in Oldwick. Part of the Society's permanent collection.

Stryker Dollhouse
An exact replica of the former Stryker Home in Oldwick. Part of the Society's permanent collection.

Tewksbury Throw
Tewksbury Throws Available for Purchase - $ 45 each









10 am to 3 pm


Rain or Shine


5 Barns are on the Tour


Advance tickets purchase window has CLOSED


Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour only.


Click on Barn Tour Page on left for

more details. 


No Refunds.





The Society has the following items for sale:

Art Show Note Cards 12 cards & envelopes - $ 20/pk

 Churches Notecards 10 cards & envelopes - $ 15/pk



 Afghans - Navy Blue,Cranberry, Hunter Green & Multi-color

$ 45 each



All New 2023 Tewksbury Auto Tour Booklet - $ 10 each



 Historic Notes on Fairmount, NJ by Freeman Leigh

Softcover - $ 25

Hardcover - $ 40



 Oldtime Days in Mountainville 

Softcover - $ 30



Tewksbury post cards (re-prints) - $ 2/pk (8)



A River Runs Through Tewksbury color pen & ink print of Tewksbury's roadway system

by artist Lib Ryman.  Limited edition of 500 

Artist signed - $ 35

Unsigned - $ 25

Matted - $ 95


Prints of Califon, Pottersville and Mountainville by Linda Jean - $ 75 each. 

Matted prints of Califon, Mountainville & Pottersville - $  140 each  


Artist Proof Prints of Mountainville,

signed by lifelong Mountainville resident Charles Burrell

 $ 85 each.


Print of New Germantown from Beer's Atlas,

unframed - $ 15


Print of Tewksbury from Beer's Atlas, 

unframed - $ 15


Pair of Prints (New Germantown & Tewksbury) from Beer's Atlas,

unframed - $ 25


Pair of Prints (New Germantown & Tewksbury), framed - $ 50


  We can ship most of the above items for a fee. 

Go to the Forms page and download an order form.

The Tewksbury Historical Society
P.O. Box 457
Oldwick, NJ 08858
Phone: 908-832-6734


Oldwick Carriage House (GPS):  5 James Street Oldwick, NJ 08858

Society Headquarters (GPS):  60 Water Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833 



35th Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 21, 2024

100 PM

Zion Lutheran Christian Education Building

18 Miller Ave., Oldwick

David Wilson to lecture on

Dr. George Philhower


 Sunday, March 17 @ 1 pm Meeting

Joel Farkas to lecture on

"Celebrating Women Before, During, and After the American Revolution"


Saturday, April 20 Oldwick Tag Sale


Sunday, May 19 @ 1 pm Meeting & Program


Saturday, June 8 Tewksbury Barn Tour*


Sunday, August 4 Tewksbury Auto Tour*


Saturday, August 31 Tag Sale


October 32nd Tewksbury Art Show*

Friday, October 4 Preview & Reception 6 pm - 8 pm


Sunday, November 10 Covered Dish Supper & Program


Saturday, December 14 Holiday Gift Sale

Sunday December 15 Holiday Gift Sale


     All general membership meetings are free and open to the public.  

In case of inclement weather check back to this website or call 908-832-6734 for further details.

*Note:  Some events have a ticket cost or admission fee*




Join or Renew Today 

Individual $ 25

Family  $ 40

Sustainer $ 100

Life Membership $ 500

Looking for information on a piece of Tewksbury's history, an old family name, road, property or just general information, send us an email to tewksburynjhistory@gmail.com. Provide as much information that you can on your subject as well as your name, mailing address, phone number and email so we can contact you with our findings.

There is a nominal charge of $ 0.25 per page in copying costs.  Additional mailing costs may also apply.

We have information on various subjects althought we do not have extensive files on every aspect of Tewksbury history. We'll help as best we can.

Thanks for visiting our website.

Websites of Interest

Township of Tewksbury

County of Hunterdon

Hunterdon County Historical Society

Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission


 NJ Revolutionary War Sites www.revolutionarywarnewjersey.com  




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New Germantown (Oldwick) c. 1900
View of Main Street (Old Turnpike Road)
New Germantown (Oldwick) c. 1900
View of Main Street (Old Turnpike Road)