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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: November 6, 2017

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.

Next Events:

December 10, 2017

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.