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

Vintage Baseball at Wrights Field!

Saturday September 28, 2019
1:00 pm
Wrights Field, 180 Weaver Avenue
(bottom of Baldwin Place)
FREE & open to the public

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. 28. 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



Theatre of Terror: Shooting Horror Films in Bloomfield

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:30 PM
Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street
FREE & open to the public

On Oct. 22, the Historical Society of Bloomfield will present “Theatre of Terror: Shooting Horror Films in Bloomfield.” Join Bloomfield filmmaker Tom Ryan as he discusses using beloved town landmarks Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center and Bloomfield Center—as well as other nearby locales, such as the Glen Ridge Library—as the backdrop for his 2018 horror anthology “Theatre of Terror.” Learn the highlights and challenges of filming a movie in Bloomfield. DVDs/ Blue Ray discs will be for sale.



Morris Canal Greenway Hike: Bloomfield

Saturday, November 2, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (raindate: Sunday, November 3)
Cost: $5

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.



New Addition to Our Web Site

We now have a Video Archive of many of our prior presentations that were video-recorded by WBMA TV and are available on demand online. Programs include the Morris Canal, International Arms & Fuze, the Kinder Administration, the Conte Administration and the recent program by Scott Warnasch about mummified bodies that had been buried in cast iron coffins in the 1850s.

Special thanks to WBMA TV for recording and archiving our programs.



Graphic Design by Traci Churchill
Web Design by Rich Rockwell

90 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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