Help us finish the renovations for Clara

Although the Schoolhouse has a new roof, many other costly improvements are needed.

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What we do

Preserve Our History

The BHS’s top priority is to preserve Bordentown’s rich history. These efforts are supported by our members, fundraising events and historic preservation grants.

Inspire Our Community

Our events are more than just preservation fundraising. We enrich and inspire the Bordentown community and its connection to our small town’s huge historic impact.

Grow Our Future

History doesn’t end with our generation! Our goal is to develop preservation programs with longevity and excite the next generation of historians to carry our efforts forward.

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The Bordentown Historical Society is made up of volunteers who are dedicated to preserving the history of Bordentown for future generations. We maintain our society’s sites, museum, artifacts and archives.  We accomplish this as part of our mission to preserve, teach and inspire curiosity about Bordentown’s rich history.

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Clara Barton 500 Piece Puzzle

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Celebrating Clara’s 200th birthday in 2021! Proceeds benefit the BHS and the Clara Barton Schoolhouse. CLICK HERE

Raise the Roof for Clara!

Thanks for helping us “Raise the Roof,” but there is still much more to do so my historic schoolhouse can be preserved and restored for years to come!

Although the Schoolhouse has a new roof, many other costly improvements are needed. The BHS is applying for a New Jersey Historic Trust Grant that will enable us to fund our first phase of restoration. The BHS will have to raise a total of $70,000 for this matching grant – that is an additional $25,000 more than we have raised to date. Based on the tremendous support we received to replace the roof, we know we can count on your help to finish this important project.

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