• Reflecting on the 1st Year


After several years of hard work, the house has been restored and decorated to reflect the building during the period 1880-1920. It now serves as the East Amwell Museum and is open to the public.

The Museum is located at
1053 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ
It fronts Marion F. Clawson Memorial Park
Open on the 2. and 4. weekend of each month thereafter from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Admission: Free

The museum  commemorates and celebrates the  Township of East Amwell and its notable history over three centuries.  The collections include artifacts, photographs, documents and other materials unique to the Township.   Since the COVID closure the museum has added several new acquisitions and the Historical Society which operates the museum  is anxiously looking forward to the re-opening and display of its collections.  The museum is open to all, free of charge.  It is entirely supported by generous tax deductible donations to the Historical Society.    The Historical Society extends an invitation and encourages all to join as Members to help support the museum and  Society events.  Memberships are usually on an annual basis, however this year, membership will include the remainder of 2021 and all of 2022.

Membership Levels are $25 for an individual, $50 for a family, $10 for a student.  Patron memberships at $100 and Lifetime memberships at $1,000 are very much appreciated.  All members will receive discounts and early registration for Historical Society events, be the first to receive the annual calendar as well as acknowledgement in the calendar, and an invitation to the annual Membership Dinner.  If you wish to become a member, please click on the link to the Membership Form and return it with your check to the address indicated.   The Historical Society will also gratefully accept  in kind donations of items of historical significance to the Township.  Please contact Maryellen Costello at the Historical Society if you are interested in donating any items of personal property.

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