502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869-3799
Tel: 973.989.7100Fax: 973.989.7076

About Randolph

Historical Society

Formed in 1979, the Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) is a non-profit organization created to promote and preserve the unique heritage of Randolph Township. It meets each month to plan activities, discuss projects, and share stories about Randolph’s past.

2013 Annual Report (141 KB) 


The Randolph Museum

The Randolph Museum
The Randolph Museum, located on Millbrook Avenue at the entrance to Freedom Park

Along with the Randolph Township Landmarks Committee, the HSOR oversees the Randolph Museum, formerly known as the Museum of Old Randolph. Artifacts from life in and around Randolph are exhibited in displays that include an old-fashioned schoolroom, home life, local industry, farming, and the Mt. Freedom resort industry. Visitors can gain insight into the industries that brought the area from colonial times to the present.

Opened in 1988, the museum had been housed in a two-family summer cottage that was one of Randolph’s forty-five bungalow colonies. These colonies were popular summer vacation destinations during the township’s resort era that began as early as 1905 and lasted through the 1960s.

In late summer of 2005, the museum completed its move to the Brundage House, a circa 1867 building at the gateway to Freedom Park. The museum’s new location was made possible when the 2004 Town Council granted permission for the Randolph Museum to occupy the entire ground floor. View a 1-page history  in PDF format about the house and the families who lived there.

The Randolph Museum is open Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., April through November (except Easter and Mother’s Day). Individuals or groups seeking a guided tour may .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) or call 973.989.7095 and leave a message.

Take a video tour through the Randolph Museum
courtesy of the Randolph Reporter.


Historical Society of Old Randolph 2014 Calendar

  • Sunday, April 6
    Randolph Museum opens for the season
    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 21
    Randolph Reminisces
    7:00 p.m. at the Randolph Museum
  • Saturday, May 10
    Bus Tour of Historic Randolph
    Departs from the municipal building parking lot at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 12
    Presentation of scholarships to RHS graduates at RHS auditorium
  • Monday, June 16
    Randolph Reminisces
    7:00 p.m. at the Randolph Museum
  • Sunday, August 17
    Peach Social/Gizmo Sharing
    Randolph Museum
  • Monday, August 18
    Randolph Reminisces
    7:00 p.m. at the Randolph Museum
  • Saturday, October 11
    Bus Tour of Historic Randolph
    Departs from the municipal building parking lot at 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 11 & Sunday, October 12
    The Randolph Museum will be open from 10 to 4 on Saturday and from 12 noon to 4 on Sunday as part of the county’s Pathways of History premier museum tour weekend.
  • Monday, October 20
    Randolph Reminisces
    7:00 p.m. at the Randolph Museum
  • Sunday, November 9
    Randolph Museum closes for the season
  • Saturday, December 6
    5th Annual Holiday Open House
    From noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Randolph Museum

Join the Historical Society

Your membership assists the HSOR in providing programs and services for the community. You will receive invitations and updates for guest speaker presentations, workshops, seminars, and the annual township tour.

Annual dues are as follows:

  • $15 for an Individual membership
  • $25 for a family membership
  • $10 for seniors (age 65+)
  • $100 for a sustaining membership
  • $500 for a lifetime membership

For your convenience, we have made the membership application  available online.

2014 Board Members
Board MemberPosition
Gail M. HariPresident
Celeste StraccoVice President
Janet LoreyRecording Secretary
Marcia RumseyCorresponding Secretary
Anne FiechterTreasurer
Joan BrembsTrustee
Carol FerrariTrustee
Evelyn HammarenTrustee
Thelma SellmannTrustee

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact us at 973.989.7095 or via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).