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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: April 5, 2017

The society hosted a well-attended spring program on April 2nd at the Library of the Chathams. Janet W. Foster, an architectural historian and historic preservation consultant, led a group of over 60 people through a wonderful presentation on the history late 19th Century American Architecture.

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.