Objects from Highland Park Historical Society

Objects from the collection of the Highland Park Historical Society will be on exhibit in the Main Hall Display case at the Highland Park Public Library from May 1 through May 31.

The objects are from the earliest days when the borough was still referred to as East New Brunswick to its recent past. You can view the first yearbook from the high school published in 1938, a primer, High on a Hill, used in the first Highland Park classroom, photos, commemorative pot holders, cups, key chains and pencils.

“This exhibit gives you local history through objects and the objects each tell a story,” Gail Alterman, a Historical Society member and exhibit creator, said.

One group of photos from 1902 chronicle the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge over the Raritan River.

“I can see that bridge from my window and I love looking at these photos of its being built,” Barbara Fischer, another Historical Society member and one of the exhibits creators, said.

If you have objects pertaining to the history of Highland Park or if you would like to join the Highland Park Historical Society please contact them at highlandparkhistory [at] gmail.com. Membership information is also available on their Facebook page.

Highland Park Historical Society May 2015 exhibit