The CSNJ is a non-profit organization formed in 1969 to foster the study of the history of New Jersey's two towpath canals, preserve and restore canal remains and artifacts, educate the public in the canals' histories and provide enjoyment to its members by visiting canals and other historic sites.
Mission: To engage the public in the protection of the environment and preservation of the heritage of the D&R Canal.
The Delaware & Raritan Canal and its towpath form a v-shaped linear park that crosses the center of New Jersey, providing recreation, a respite from the tumult of the state's busy centers, a history lesson in the development of New Jersey, and drinking water for the million people who live near this 66-mile greenway in the heart of the nation's most densely populated states.
The Kingston Historical Society (KHS) was formed in 1997 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization to preserve, enhance and promote the history of the village of Locktenders House Kingston. The KHS has its headquarters in the Locktender's House on the Delaware and Raritan Canal where it maintains the original circa 1830 home of families who operated the Kingston locks on the canal.
Activities of the KHS include an annual meeting at which we have a speaker, and a Holiday Open House and Tree lighting at the Locktender's House the first Sunday in December. The Society also advocates for the preservation of Kingston's history and historic character.
They offer over 900 rides annually for cyclists at all levels. Feel free to check our ride calendar to review current ride listings. Nonmembers are invited to join our rides, but insurance requirements allow one ride before joining the club. Annual membership fees are $25 for individuals and $35 for families. Note that helmets are required and your bike must be in good working condition. Members also are invited to attend several social events that occur throughout the year..
The Van Harlingen Historical Society was founded in 1965 to help preserve the heritage of the Montgomery Township area, and to interpret the area’s history through educational programs, publications, and exhibits. VHHS believes that by educating people about our rich history, we create a stronger sense of community. Whether you wish to be actively involved, or simply to provide your financial support, you can join the Van Harlingen Historical Society as a Member or Patron. Your support helps to create history programs for adults and children, and provides resources that aid in the preservation of the historic character of this central New Jersey community.