Historical Society of
Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey, founded in 1812

Vintage Baseball at Wrights Field!

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 1:30 PM (rain date September 22)
Wrights Field at the foot of Weaver Avenue

History buffs and sports fanatics alike can appreciate a fast-paced and historically accurate vintage baseball game at Wright’s Field as the HSOB welcomes vintage baseball clubs the Bloomfield Buzzards vs. the Hoboken Nine on Saturday, Sept. 15. The event is open to the public and free of charge, but don’t expect modern baseball—this game will be played like it’s 1864! Bring the kids and spend an old-timey Saturday with the HSOB at Wrights Field.



HSOB Semi-Annual Attic Treasures Sale & Bake Sale

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Little Theater at the Children's Library, 90 Broad Street

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) will hold its Semi-Annual Attic Treasures Sale & Bake Sale. Books, memorabilia, collectibles, artwork, ephemera, all kinds of fun things will be for sale. All proceeds go to support the Historical Society of Bloomfield. Come and find some cool and nifty collectible items and home-baked goodies! The event is free and open to the public.



The History of Bloomfield College: Celebrating 150 Years

Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 PM
Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street

On October 23, the Historical Society of Bloomfield will present “The History of Bloomfield College: Celebrating 150 Years.” Much has changed since Bloomfield College was established in Bloomfield Center in 1868 as the German Theological School of Newark, NJ. Learn about the history, milestones and accomplishments of Bloomfield College in the past 150 years from Nicole Quinn, Director of Donor Relations & Campaign Manager, Institutional Advancement at Bloomfield College.

The event is free and open to the public



Morris Canal Greenway Hike: Bloomfield

Saturday, November 3, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

On this three mile hike, conducted by Ron Rice and Bloomfield Councilman, Rich Rockwell, we'll explore the path of the Morris Canal through Bloomfield using historic maps and photos, then take a bus ride for an additional 2 miles stopping at the newly reclaimed section of the canal at Oak Tree Lane. Space is limited - reservations are required. $5.00 donation requested to cover the cost of the bus and 20-page handout with historic photos and color maps. To reserve a space, email MorrisCanal@gmail.com.

Sponsored by the Bloomfield Morris Canal Greenway Committee, Historical Society of Bloomfield, and the Bloomfield Recreation Department

Looking north towards the Berkeley Avenue Bridge over the Morris Canal and Second River (to the right).

Morris Canal Aqueduct over Second River near the Second River footbridge from Newark Avenue to Walnut Street.

Former Erie Railroad Bridge over the Morris Canal. Near GSP southbound Exit 149.



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Museum Hours
Wednesday: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Saturday September to June: 10:00am - 12:30pm
and by appointment

Soldier and Sailors Monument
on the Historic Green

Historical Society of Bloomfield Collection