ALEXANDRIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Alexandria Township has an active historical society with programs on antique Christmas ornaments, the Civil War, old breweries, Indians and more, all related to our area. The Mt. Salem Church was the past headquarters for the Historical Society.
The Alexandria Historical Society meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30PM. Meetings are held at the Museum of Local History (The Prevost House) at 1100 Frenchtown-Milford Road (From Milford, a right turn in next driveway after Bo Bo’s. From Frenchtown, a left turn into driveway after Cornerstone Cafe.) Check the Democrat and this site for information on featured speakers.
The Prevost Farm House on the Milford-Frenchtown Road was donated to the Township and is being leased to the Historical Society for $1 a year. It opened as an historical library and museum to hold many of our interesting acquisitions related to the township and surrounding area. It will be open to our school children and the community.
The Society is seeking contributions of furniture, pictures, books, maps, documents and clothing of the 1800’s period to add to the collection.
We invite you to attend meetings and help us preserve the facts and fables of our community and hope you will consider becoming a member.
Contact us at Historical@Alexandria-nj.us
|More information on the history of Hunterdon can be obtained through the Hunterdon
Historical Society, Flemington,NJ. Check for further details and possible change in
programs. All events are at the Prevost House, unlessotherwise noted. Items are
submitted to The Hunterdon Democrat. Updates may also be found on our web site,
If you have an interest in the history of the area, there are many volunteer opportunities.
The Prevost House was built in 1840 and has limited ADA access. Please call 908-996-4565 for assistance.
We have no paid staff. All the work is done by volunteers. We try to assist with questions, but due to limited volunteers and resources, it is not always possible to do so in a timely manner. Share you expertise, get involved with your neighbors and contribute to the preservation of the history of your township..
Programs are sponsored in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission by a grant administered by the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Visit the New Jersey Historical Commission to learn what the state is doing to bring history alive for its residents.