Hunterdon County
New Jersey

The Museum

57 Musconetcong River Road
Phone: (908) 638-8523 x405


Gina Sampaio, Curator
Robbie-Lynn Mwangi, Associate Curator


Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


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History of Early Medicine in NJ with Dr. Gary Grover - Thursday, September 16, 6:30 pm

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Cayenne pepper enemas? Ingesting ground glass? Dr. Gary Grover will give a lecture on the history of early medicine in New Jersey on September 16th. Lecture will begin at 7, come early and visit the new Carriage Shed Museum Annex with its exhibit of medical artifacts from the NJ State Sanatorium for Tuberculosis! Free, no registration required.

Path to Preservation Self-Guided Local History Tour - Saturday, September 25, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Early autumn’s the perfect time for taking a drive through winding country roads and learning some local history along the way! Get a taste of the past at your own pace with the Path to Preservation self-guided tour, a free and fun activity for all ages. Pick up a passport (available at all participating locations) and travel to the local destinations, each representing different aspects of historic life (industry, education, religion, agriculture, home) as well as varying stages of site preservation.

The locations are the Asbury Graphite Mill (industry), the Lebanon Township Museum (education), the Mount Lebanon Church/Grange (both religion and agriculture) and the Solitude House (home). There is no particular order to visit the sites in; however, the suggested and most scenic route would be to go in the order listed above (or in reverse).

Museum News

Virtual Visit

Museum school room

Read about Lebanon Township's historic school districts, some of the remarkable residents who have lived here, current research into our connection with the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and much more . . . all while getting a sneak peek of exhibits, past and present.

You might be surprised at all our local museum has to offer via this virtual visit!

Music Video

Image of school teacher and school kids from long ago

Before child labor laws were enacted, it wasn’t uncommon for rural children, particularly boys, to miss school during busy times on the farm. However, some children in Lebanon Township worked other jobs to help support their farming families.

Nationally, women and children made up the majority of the American textile mill workforce in the early 1900s. This photograph of the Hopatcong Worsted Mill in Changewater from that time period shows that this fact was true locally as well.

World Music children’s performer Daria has a new album, “Come From a Coal Town,” that includes songs that uncover stories of poverty and prejudice from her own family’s history as well as conditions in mines and in coal towns, like those where they worked and lived. This includes the use of child labor which is covered on the album in a remake of folk singer Dorsey Dixon’s song, “Babies in the Mill.”

The music video she produced for this song includes an introduction by Lebanon Township Museum Curator, Gina Sampaio, acting as an early 1900s schoolmarm named Miss Sharps (an homage to our New Hampton school house’s last teacher, Miss Mary Sharps).


Historians Committee

Shop Local & Support the Museum!

A variety of Lebanon Township pottery pieces, keepsake ornaments and canvas tote bags are available for sale at the museum and online. Proceeds support the 501c3 non-profit Squiers Point Historians in their mission of local historic preservation, which include funding the 2018 addition to the Museum as well as the Carriage Shed Museum Annex. Please visit Squiers Point Historians of Lebanon Township.

Picture of items for sale by Squires Point Historians