VHHS Members met on 12/15 for our annual meeting and end of year party.  The event was well attended with a mix of long time and new members.  The meeting was held at the beautifully restored and  historic 1860 James Van Zandt Mansion (currently home of SAVE-a-friend to Homeless Animals).
During the business portion of the meeting, members heard progress on the organization’s progress in assuming ownership of the 1752 Dirck Gulick house, approved updates to the by-laws (the newly approved version can be viewed here) and also voted in the 2020 board.
If you missed the meeting, it’s not too late to join.  Memberships are available as an individual, family or business.  Click here to access the membership form.


  As always, thanks to our business members:

While you are here we hope you might consider becoming a member, visiting our store or making a donation to help support our historical societies,many projects including the Gulick House, farm museum and the Schoolhouse.

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 Show your civic pride – get your Montgomery flag

Montgomery Township proudly flies the official Montgomery flag at Veterans Memorial Park.   A 2.5 x 4 foot “ home” size version of the flag is now available to the citizenry of the Township.   The Van Harlingen Historical Society is selling a limited quantity of flags, made in the USA, for $40.

To order, contact info@vanharlingen.org for more information.   A 2” x 4” stick flag is also available for $5.


The Gulick House library, located at 506 Route 601 in Belle Mead, is opened the last Saturday of the month from 10 – 12. Drop by for a visit.  We’re having a pop-up book sale and you can obtain gently used local history books for ½ price.

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.