Both Chimneys Repaired at the Gulick House

Both chimneys have received significant repair as well as the wall along Route 601. In addition the peak on the east side was painted professionally since our volunteers were not eager to reach that high! Total repairs since February 2011 including the new furnace, roof and chimney work totaled $28,000. Thanks to a grant from the 1772 Foundation administered by NJ Historic Trust and help from Silvi Companies, our landlord, the cost to VHHS was about $16,000. Thank you to all our loyal donors for your help! We could not have made these necessary repairs without you.

Family-oriented program to be held at the Montgomery Farm Museum

On Sunday afternoon October 7th. noted historian and teacher,

Clarissa Dillon, Ph.D

Historian and teacher, Clarissa Dillon, Ph.D

Clarissa Dillon, Ph.D. will host a family-oriented program at the Montgomery Farm Museum. Clarissa’s doctorate in History is from Bryn Mawr College. She has been doing hands-on activities since 1973. Her programs have included Colonial cooking and early American pastimes for children.

Check back later for more information about her VHHS program.  To learn more about Dr. Dillon’s current classes and publications please visit her at: 

May In Montgomery – A Taste of the Sourlands

June 1st brought us May in Montgomery’s – A Taste of the Sourlands, a grand wine-tasting at Unionville Vineyards. The Taste of the Sourlands was a fundraiser to benefit the cost of the Gulick House cedar-shake roof.

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Attendees invited to taste samplings of Unionville’s fine wines and culinary treats from local chefs, while surrounded by some of New Jersey’s most beautiful, bucolic countryside. Guests were be entertained by the foot-stomping fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin music of the Farmers’ Almanac.

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A Taste of the Sourlands - Wine tasting

A Taste of the Sourlands – Wine tasting


May In Montgomery – Open House at the Gulick House

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Visitors to the Open House at the Gulick house enjoyed the peaceful grounds, refreshed landscaping, and the newly reorganized archives of historic maps, journals, genealogy, photos and local artifacts. A perfect setting to learn a bit of Montgomery’s rich Dutch and Colonial past.

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VHHS members were excited to show our visitors the new cedar-shake roof at the 260-year old stone Dutch farm house, thanks to a matching grant from the 1772 Foundation Grant Program, administered by the NJ Historic Trust.VHHS - Open House 2013 house


Click here to continue to photos from our second event,  A Taste of the Sourlands – Wine tasting fundraiser for the Gulick house.

May in Montgomery

Two-part May in Montgomery –
History and Wine-tasting!

Another May in Montgomery has come and gone! This year the Van Harlingen Historical Society presented a two-part May in Montgomery with wine-tasting and open-house this year. Attendees were treated to either a delightful celebration of the new roof at the Gulick House and/or a very hot but lovely wine-tasting party at Unionville Winery. Many thanks to all who supported our efforts. Click here for photographs of the events!

 Van Harlingen Historical Society is a registered non-profit organization.  For more information, email