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Post date: June 29, 2015

Chatham Borough’s Tricentennial Celebration festivities took place on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in conjunction with the annual Fishawack Festival.

Three hundred years ago in 1715, John Budd, a Philadelphia merchant, bought 1,200 acres near the Passaic River and established his farm. Long before John Budd arrived, however, the Lenni-Lenape Tribe crossed the Passaic River, very close to the location of our current bridge, on their annual trek along the Minisink Trail to their summer campgrounds by the ocean.

Post date: May 22, 2015

With AP exams out of the way, eight Chatham High School senior art students are creating two unique photo opportunities for the Chatham Historical Society. These displays will be located at Railroad Plaza South during the Tricentennial celebration of Chatham held June 13, 2015 in conjunction with the annual Fishawack Festival.

Post date: April 7, 2015
Event Date:
June 13, 2015, 10:30 am

Chatham Borough is planning its 300th Birthday Party this spring and everyone’s invited to join the festivities. The grand commemoration, set for Saturday, June 13 at Railraod Plaza South, coincides with Chatham’s annual Fishawack Festival and promises plenty of fascinating history, cool arts and crafts, tasty food and the chance to meet and mingle with Chatham residents past and present. The historical society is busy planning for the big event presenting Selfiemania!

Post date: January 29, 2015


We did it! The Chatham Historical Society was notified by email confirming Chatham, NJ is the official new Guinness World Record holder for Most people blowing wooden train whistles simultaneously!


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