Visit the restored 1809 classical schoolhouse known as the Brick Academy, located in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, New Jersey - Home to the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills serving the communities of Bedminster, Bernards Township (Basking Ridge), Bernardsville, Far Hills, Peapack & Gladstone. Learn about the history and take a virtual tour.
Celebrate the founding charter of Bernards Township. The hamlets of Basking Ridge, Lyons, Liberty Corner, and W. Millington each year celebrate Governor Bernards signing of the royal charter from King James of England.
In 2010, Bernards Township celebrates 250 years.
Happy Birthday Bernards Township.
Sponsored by The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills, the Holiday House Tour is the organizations biggest bi-annual social event and fundraiser. Join us as we look back on the 2007 tour, the homes, the guests, and our volunteers as they visit Bernards Township, Bedminster, Bernardsville, Far Hills, Peapack/Gladstone.