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Residents and non-residents are invited to become members of the Chatham Historical Society. Members receive invitations to special programs, the annual Holiday Party, and the Annual Dinner Meeting as well as our wonderful newsletters (Click here to view our newsletter archives).

Members also receive a 10% discount on the purchase of all our books and publications. Proceeds from the sales of our books provide an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior at Chatham High School and support ongoing projects including new publications, historic reproductions, digitizing photos, creating DVDs, transcribing oral histories, researching local buildings, sponsoring walking tours and public programs, and maintaining our data base.  

Photo L to R: Bob Curry, Fred Duchamp, Frank Ford, Bert Wright - 1927 A. F. Duchamp Trucking located on Elmwood Avenue

Please click the "Donate" button to join today or click here download our Membership Form and return with your check payable to: Chatham Historical Society and mail to P.O. Box 682, Chatham, NJ 07928.

Consider joining a growing list of "Friends," Patrons," and "Benefactors" who support our programs by contributing beyond the basic membership fee. Friends, Patrons and Benefactors will be acknowledged once a year in our newsletter. 

  • Yearly household membership: $15
  • Business membership: $25.
  • Friend: $50
  • Patron: $75
  • Benefactor: $100

We are always looking for volunteers! Whether you have a few hours a month or 40 hours a week, we’d love to hear from you!

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News & Events

Post date: May 5, 2017

 

The Society’s Annual Dinner and Meeting, held May 2nd at the Chatham Fish & Game Club attracted 112 people. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the US entering WWI, the featured program, Chatham and the Great War, told the story of war-time Chatham. It chronicled the impact of the war on Chatham and the contributions and sacrifices made by military personal, volunteers and everyday citizens.

Next Events:

June 10, 2017
 
 
In France during the Great War, five Chatham Borough men lost their lives. In 1919, their sacrifice was honored by the planting of five red oak trees on the grounds of Public School #1, now Chatham Borough Hall. Sadly none remain.