Borden's Towne

Settled 1682

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Read more about our History

Help us finish the renovations for Clara

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

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BHS Events

Blueberry Social

Friday, July 15th, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
Carslake Community Center
207 Crosswicks Street

Joseph Bonaparte Exhibit

The exhibit will be open:
Saturday, June 25th, 11am – 3pm

Saturday, July 9th, 11am – 4pm

Saturday, July 23rd, 11am – 4pm
302 Farnsworth Ave.

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.

Get involved:

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.

There are many ways you can get involved. Click below to learn more

Stay Informed:

Our newsletter has interesting articles on the Historical Society and Bordentown history. You can also view upcoming Historical Society events.

The best way to stay informed is by joining the Historical Society. Individual memberships start at $25.00.

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Clara Barton 500 Piece Puzzle

Only $25 - Click below to purchase
Celebrating Clara’s 200th birthday in 2021! Proceeds benefit the BHS and the Clara Barton Schoolhouse.

Clara Still Needs Your Help!!!

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 has applied 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 you to help us complete the work on this important project.

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