Randolph Museum

Randolph Museum The Randolph Museum seeks to preserve the unique heritage of Randolph Township through exhibits, events, and artifacts. Open Sundays from 1:00-4:00 PM from April to Late October. To seek a winter tour, please email or call us.

06/11/2019

The Historical Society of Old Randolph is pleased to host another "Randolph Reminisces" program on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Randolph Museum. The program will focus on memories of Bill’s Luncheonette and its customers. The museum is located at the entrance to Freedom Park off Millbrook Avenue in Randolph, NJ.

Our guest speakers will be Kathy Crowley Sheehy and Jill Hammaren, two Randolph natives who have been friends since age 12 when they met at the luncheonette and worked there for many years. Both ladies attended Randolph High School at a time when there were many farmers in the township. Many of the farmers and neighbors frequently came into the luncheonette and the ladies have many colorful stories to share about these customers and the ways of Randolph years ago.

Bill Crowley was the owner of the luncheonette which also housed the Ironia post office at one time. His grandson Bruce Button currently runs the popular meeting place, and Kathy Crowley Sheehy is Bruce’s mother. The post office in the luncheonette closed many years ago, but Jill Hammaren boasts that she was the last person to post a letter at the post office there.

The public is welcome to attend this program free from charge. Come share memories of Randolph’s past!

The Historical Society of Old Randolph

06/04/2019

The Historical Society of Old Randolph is pleased to host another "Randolph Reminisces" program on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Randolph Museum. The program will highlight memories of Bill’s Luncheonette. The museum is located at the entrance to Freedom Park off Millbrook Avenue in Randolph, NJ.

Our guest speakers will be Kathleen Crowley Sheehy and Jill Hammaren, two Randolph natives who have been friends since age 12 when they met at Bill’s Luncheonette and worked there for many years. Both ladies attended Randolph High School at a time when there were many farmers in the township. Many of the farmers and neighbors frequently came into the luncheonette and the ladies have many colorful stories to share about these customers.

Back in the day, Bill Crowley was the owner of the luncheonette which also housed the Ironia post office at one time. His grandson Bruce Button currently runs the popular meeting place, and Kathleen Crowley Sheehy is Bruce’s mother. The post office in the luncheonette closed many years ago, but Jill Hammaren boasts that she was the last person to post a letter at the post office there.

The public is welcome to attend this program free from charge. Come share memories of Randolph’s past.

05/22/2019

The Randolph Museum will be closed this Sunday, May 26, in honor of Memorial Day. The museum will be open Sunday, June 2 from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

04/16/2019

The Randolph Museum is now open for the 2019 season!
The Museum is open most Sundays from 1:00-4:00pm. Admission is free.

04/16/2019

The Historical Society of Old Randolph is pleased to announce the Annual Spring Bus Tour of Historic Sites in Randolph. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2:00pm. The tour will depart from the Municipal Building parking lot located on Millbrook Ave. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. The cost is $5.00 for riders over 12 years of age and $2.00 for riders under 12.
Reservations are needed! Contact: the HSOR 973-989-7095 and leave a message or email [email protected].

04/09/2019

The Historical Society of Old Randolph is pleased to announce the Annual Spring Bus Tour of Historic Sites in Randolph. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2:00pm. The tour will depart from the Municipal Building parking lot located on Millbrook Ave. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. The cost is $5.00 for riders over 12 years of age and $2.00 for riders under 12.
Reservations are needed! Contact: the HSOR 973-989-7095 and leave a message or email [email protected].

On Monday, April 15, 2019 the first Randolph Reminisces program of the 2019 season will begin at 7:00pm at the Randolph ...
04/09/2019
Henry Holden Online

On Monday, April 15, 2019 the first Randolph Reminisces program of the 2019 season will begin at 7:00pm at the Randolph Museum. The guest speaker is the famed author Henry Holden, wholwill continue his talk about Women in Aviation. Here is a link to Mr. Holden’s website: http://www.henryholden.com.
The program is free but donations are always welcome.

The Ross Farm - Basking Ridge
01/06/2019

The Ross Farm - Basking Ridge

A beautiful piece of the old Basking Ridge Oak Tree was delivered to the Ross Farm on Friday, Nov. 30. We are proud to provide the place and opportunity to see this particularly unique part of the town's history! It will become a very valuable component of the educational mission of the Friends of the Boudinot-Southard-Ross Estate.

Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to learn more about this story and other happenings at the Ross Farm at www.RossFarm.org!

We hope you can join us!
11/27/2018

We hope you can join us!

11/13/2018

The Historical Society of Old Randolph cordially invites you to our annual Holiday Open House! The public is invited to attend on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 1:0 0 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Randolph Museum, located at 630 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, New Jersey. Special period music will be performed by Idyllwood Trio and light refreshments will be served. The event is free of charge. Please join us For some holiday cheer!

Although the Randolph Museum has closed for the winter, special appointments can be arranged by email ([email protected]). Please request an appointment several weeks in advance if possible.

The Historical Society of Old Randolph

10/17/2018

Take a tour of some of the historic sites in Randolph!
Bus tour on Saturday, Oct 27, 2018.
Bus leaves from the Randolph Municipal Building on Millbrook Ave. at 2:00pm and returns approx 4:00pm.
Adults aged 12 and over- $5.00.
Children Under. 12- $2.00
Seating is first come first served basis.
Reservations: call 973-989-7095
Email [email protected]

Photos of historic sites in Randolph by Bob Baptista.
10/17/2018

Photos of historic sites in Randolph by Bob Baptista.

10/13/2018

The Historical Society of Old Randolph is pleased to present Randolph Riminisces on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Randolph Museum. The museum is located at the entrance to Freedom Park on Millbrook Avenue.
Mr. Henry Holden will not be able to be the guest speaker on Monday night, but we will have an open forum to discuss many aspects of Randolph’s past. Society board member, Mrs. Evelyn Hammaren will share some of her memories. The public is welcome to attend this program free of charge.

Bob
10/13/2018

Bob

The Hedden House was built around 1830 on Center Grove Road by Thomas and Sarah Byram Hedden. They moved from Newark to farm a large parcel of land here. Their son Oliver later occupied the house. He established a brick manufacturing facility on the property.

The Hedden House was occupied by several generations of descendants. I took this photo just before the house was razed in November 1989 to make way for a housing development.

This is a photo of the first Museum of Old Randolph, which was located in an old summer bungalow in Brundage Park.
10/12/2018

This is a photo of the first Museum of Old Randolph, which was located in an old summer bungalow in Brundage Park.

Bob Baptista, former resident of Randolph, took these photos of the historic Walnut Grove M.E. Church and cemetery about...
10/11/2018

Bob Baptista, former resident of Randolph, took these photos of the historic Walnut Grove M.E. Church and cemetery about 1992 with black and white infrared film. The former church and cemetery are located on West Hanover Ave. in Randolph

10/08/2018

The HSOR is pleased to invite the public to the Randolph Reminisces Program on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Randolph Museum.
Mr. Henry Holden, noted aviation historian and author, was so well received by residents at his previous visit to the Museum that he has kindly agreed to return and continue to share his vast knowledge about aviation.
All are welcome to attend free of charge.

10/08/2018

The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) invites residents to take a BUS TOUR of our township on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The bus leaves from the Randolph Municipal Building on Millbrook Avenue at 2:00 PM and returns approximately at 4:00 PM. The tour guide will discuss some of the 27 designated municipal landmarks and share facts about other historic sites in our 213 year old township.
There is a $5.00 fee for adults and $2.00 for children under the age of 12.
Reservations: email [email protected] or
Call: 973-989-7095
Please include your name, phone number and email.

Randolph Township removed the Liberty Tree recently. The tree, located at the corner of Quaker Church Road and Center Gr...
09/07/2018

Randolph Township removed the Liberty Tree recently. The tree, located at the corner of Quaker Church Road and Center Grove Road, was a designated Municipal Landmark. The white oak tree was the oldest tree in Randolph and began growing about 1730. The following photos were taken by local resident Ela Ravin.

Enjoying delicious peaches and home-made ice cream at the Randolph Museum on Sunday, August 19.
08/27/2018

Enjoying delicious peaches and home-made ice cream at the Randolph Museum on Sunday, August 19.

08/27/2018

On Sunday, August 19 residents toured the Randolph Museum and enjoyed homemade peach ice cream and peaches donated by Sunhigh Orchards, located on Canfield Avenue, Randolph.

08/18/2018
Randolph Museum

Randolph Museum

The Randolph Reminisces Program will be held on Monday, August 20 beginning at 7:00pm at the Museum. Guest speaker will be Ms. Lisa Kaufmann Greene who will reminisce about growing up in Mount Freedom during the summer resort era. She will share some of her experiences, memories and photos. Come early to get a seat! Admission to this program is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

08/18/2018

The Randolph Reminisces Program will be held on Monday, August 20 beginning at 7:00pm at the Museum. Guest speaker will be Ms. Lisa Kaufmann Greene who will reminisce about growing up in Mount Freedom during the summer resort era. She will share some of her experiences, memories and photos. Come early to get a seat! Admission to this program is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

08/18/2018
Randolph Museum

Randolph Museum

The Annual Peach Festival will be held at Randolph Museum on Sunday, August 19 from 1:00- 4:00pm. Step back in time and enjoy fresh peaches and ice cream and view the many artifacts from Old Randolph. Peaches and ice cream have been graciously donated by Sun High Orchards located on Canfield Ave, Randolph. This event is free but donations are appreciated.

08/18/2018

The Annual Peach Festival will be held at Randolph Museum on Sunday, August 19 from 1:00- 4:00pm. Step back in time and enjoy fresh peaches and ice cream and view the many artifacts from Old Randolph. Peaches and ice cream have been graciously donated by Sun High Orchards located on Canfield Ave, Randolph. This event is free but donations are appreciated.

03/20/2018

Our upcoming events are the Randolph Reminisces event on Monday, April 16th at 7PM. Guest speakers Alex Wang and Alan Zudick will be giving a presentation about the Randolph hotel industry.

Additionally, the Historic Bus Tour of Randolph will be on Saturday, May 19th. We will depart from the Municipal Building at 2PM. Tickets are $5 per person.

03/20/2018

Hello all! The Randolph Museum will be opening for the 2018 season on Sunday, April 8th. We are open every Sunday through October.

01/22/2018

December's Colonial Holiday Reception was a great success! We would like to personally thank Anthony Campanella (guitar), Kris Lamb (flute), and Roma Blanchet (flute) of the Idyllwood Trio for their musical performance.

HSOR's 8th Annual Holiday Open House, held on December 2nd, 2017. The Idlewood Trio provided the entertainment and was t...
01/22/2018

HSOR's 8th Annual Holiday Open House, held on December 2nd, 2017. The Idlewood Trio provided the entertainment and was the highlight of the event. They played a variety of historical pieces by Northern European and American composers.

HSOR's 8th Annual Holiday Open House, held on December 2nd, 2017. The Idlewood Trio provided the entertainment and was the highlight of the event. They played a variety of historical pieces by Northern European and American composers.

On Saturday, December 2nd, we will be having our Colonial Holiday Reception from 12:30-3:30. It is an open house featuri...
12/01/2017

On Saturday, December 2nd, we will be having our Colonial Holiday Reception from 12:30-3:30. It is an open house featuring refreshments and live music. Please feel free to attend with friends and family!

11/05/2017

If you are seeking a winter tour, please send us a Facebook message, call, or email us! Contact information is in the "About" section of our page.

11/05/2017

Hello! This is the new page for the Randolph Museum. Over the next few months, we will be posting event updates, photos, and fun facts regarding the museum. We will reopen for the upcoming season in April 2018.

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11/05/2017

Randolph Museum's cover photo

Randolph Museum
11/04/2017

Randolph Museum

Address

630 Millbrook Avenue
Randolph, NJ
07869

Opening Hours

Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(973) 989-7095

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