It is probably safe to say that any resident of Chatham today will be familiar with the electric trains of New Jersey Transit that speed commuters to and from the city every day. Many Borough residents may not be aware that Chatham was at one time served by another form of electric railway - a trolley line that arrived, thrived, and died before the first electric train on the Morris & Essex Lines even ran.
Officers of the Chatham Historical Society
Our Mission Statement
The Chatham Historical Society is dedicated to discovering and sharing the rich history of Chatham Borough, New Jersey. Founded in 1924, the Chatham Historical Society brings people together who are interested in the history and the on-going development of the borough. Information of historical interest is presented through programs, publications and other media. The Society encourages an appreciation of the borough’s historic character and recognizes that today’s residents, places and events will become our history.
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Calling All Members!
We encourage all members to come to our Annual Holiday Party. See old friends, meet new friends and enjoy festive foods and libations at a beautifully restored 1921 Prairie Style home.
All members are welcome. Mark your calendar, your invitation will be in your mailbox soon.