502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869-3799
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News From the Historical Society

Posted: July 19, 2006

Visit the Randolph Museum This Summer

The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) oversees the new Randolph Museum, located in the historic Brundage House at the entrance of Freedom Park on Millbrook Avenue. The museum features exhibits about Randolph that include life in the home, on the farm, at the resorts and in the mines. It is open to the public on Sundays from April through November between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The Historical Society is a non-profit organization that welcomes new membership. Donation, program and membership information may be obtained by calling 973.989.7095 or stop by the museum on a Sunday afternoon and get to know us in person!

Fernbrook School’s Third Graders Use Their Math Skills for Fundraiser

This spring, Mrs. Erin Collins-Darajky’s third grade math class learned how to run a business. To get the business started, the students took out a loan (with interest) from their teacher. They learned how a bank is run by writing checks and by using withdrawal and deposit slips. They gave up their recess time by selling lemonade to fellow students on the playground.

The lemonade business was very successful and over $70.00 was raised to donate to the Randolph Museum. On June 21st, the students invited Marcia Rumsey, Corresponding Secretary for the HSOR, to their classroom and presented her with an oversized check that they had made.

Mrs. Collins-Darakjy remarked that the project was very enjoyable and the students were enthusiastic about what they learned and what they had accomplished.

Two Randolph High School Graduates Receive Historical Society Scholarships

Two Randolph High School graduates have been awarded scholarships from the HSOR. The students were honored in an awards assembly held at the high school on June 13, 2006. The awards were presented by the HSOR’s Corresponding Secretary, Marcia Rumsey.

Jamie Bergstein was awarded a $250.00 scholarship as part of the HSOR’s annual scholarship program. Miss Bergstein was chosen to receive the award by the Randolph High School guidance counselors. The award was based on good deportment and citizenship.

Douglas Bocchino was awarded a special leadership award in the amount of $200.00. Bocchino, an Eagle Boy Scout, volunteered to build six benches for the new Randolph Museum. The project was the requirement to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout. The HSOR created this special award for Bocchino to thank him for his enhancement to the museum property.

The scholarship fund was set up by the family and friends of Mrs. Cecile Wilder, member of the HSOR and former member of the Landmarks Committee, in commemoration of her 50th wedding anniversary.