About Us

Mission Statement

The purposes of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Historical and Preservation Society are to:

*Encourage an appreciation for, and an understanding of, the history of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills by holding meetings at which historical lectures, entertainments, discussions, and other programs are scheduled; by marking historical sites, roads, trails, and building; by publishing work concerned with historical research; by working with school administrators and teachers to encourage the study of local history, and by engaging in other appropriate activities;
*to seek out, to collect, and to collate material which may help to reveal and illustrate the history of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills in terms of exploration, settlement, and development;
* to cooperate with public and private agencies in providing for the preservation and for the display of historic sites and materials;
* to conduct or encourage archaeological investigations in the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills;
* to hold title to real and personal property of historical interest of significance that the Society may acquire;
* to hold title to moneys or instruments acquired for the purpose of furthering and/or maintaining the Society’s properties.
History of the Society

The Society was incorporated on June 8, 1998. Since that time the Society has worked toward the mission of preserving and interpreting the Township’s history and historic structures. The Society works with the Township to open the Township’s historic sites, including the Parsippany Museum, also known as the Bolwsby / DeGelleke House, the Smith / Baldwin House, Old Littleton Schoolhouse and the Forge Pond and Dam property. The Society also sponsors programs that highlight the history of the Township and are held at one of the Townships historic properties.

The Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.