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.


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

The Randolph Museum

View our Randolph Museum Facebook page

Along with the Randolph Township Environmental and Landmark Committee, the Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) oversees the Randolph Museum. In late summer of 2005, the museum completed its move from the original museum to the Trowbrige- Brundage House, a circa 1867 building at the Millbrook Avenue 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

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 original Museum of Old Randolph museum had been housed in a Brundage Park 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.

Sherman Acres was one of over 45 bungalow colonies that thrived in Randolph during the resort era (approximately 1930s-1960s). View a video depicting the colony in the late 1950s and early 1960s as provided by Ellen Starker-Minicucci. The video, taken in the mid-1980s by Bruce Bertrand, son of former Randolph Township clerk Randolph Fran Bertrand, is juxtaposed with video footage taken of the bungalow colony remains.

The Randolph Museum is associated with the Morris County Historical Society. View their video showcasing the museum.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Randolph Museum will be open on the following days for the next few months from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.:
August 29, 2021
September 12, 2021
September 26, 2021
October 10, 2021
October 24, 2021
Individuals or groups seeking additional information 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.


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.


Volunteer

There are many ways that you can help the HSOR preserve history and bring programs to our town. E-mail them at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) or visit their Facebook page.

2021 Board Members
Board MemberPosition
Gail M. HariPresident
Celeste StraccoVice President
Janet LoreyRecording Secretary
Anne FiechterTreasurer
Evelyn HammarenTrustee
Linda PawchakTrustee

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).