Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bloomfield Music from 1962

Hear the music and sounds from the record that accompanied the book. 

                                                                CLICK HERE TO HEAR SIDE 1

Friday, July 28, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Where Bloomfielders Shopped in Montclair, NJ

February 16, 1951. "Hahne & Co. department store in Montclair, New Jersey. 
Staircase II. Fellheimer & Wagner, client." 

Bloomfield Noir II

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Eat and Greet

UPDATE: 6/10/17 8:00 PM: Success! Over 200 new visitors to the Museum (...and they enjoyed ice cream too!)

Saturday, June 10

Historical Society of Bloomfield's 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social!

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (rain or shine)
Historical Society Museum, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ (Third Floor of Children’s Library)
FREE and open to the public

The Historical Society of Bloomfield will hold its second annual Ice Cream Social on June 10, 2017. There will be free ice cream for all adults and children who visit the HSOB Museum at 90 Broad Street (located on the third floor of the Children’s Library) between the hours of 11:00am and 2:00pm.

The HSOB Museum is dedicated to the culture, people and history of Bloomfield. The collection includes furniture, clothing & accessories, tools, household articles, paintings, toys, posters, memorabilia, dioramas, maps, newspapers, postcards, letters, deeds, documents, books and much more.

Parking is available on Broad Street and in the Library Parking Lot on State Street. More info:, 973-743-8844,

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bloomfield historical presentation not to be missed!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Story of the Morris Canal in Bloomfield: From its Heyday as Freight Transportation System to Modern Urban Greenway.

7:30 PM, Westminster Arts Center's historic Van Fossan Theatre, Bloomfield College, 449 Franklin Street.

Free and open to the public. 

Presented by Rich Rockwell in collaboration with the Historical Society of Bloomfield, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield Morris Canal Greenway Committee and the Bloomfield Recreation Department

The presentation tells the story of how Bloomfield went from a small village with river-powered mills to an industrial center employing thousands of people to a desirable urban transit center and how the Morris Canal played a role in that story. Additionally, the program will explore how, in our current urban environment, we are developing recreational trails connecting to the Statewide Morris Canal Greenway project.

The program was initially presented at the New Jersey Canals & Local History Symposium, sponsored by the Canal Society of New Jersey and the Morris County Heritage Commission. It has been supplemented with additional information relevant to Bloomfield residents.

Rockwell is the Chairman of the Bloomfield Morris Canal Greenway Committee, Vice President of the Historical Society of Bloomfield and is the author of Bloomfield Through Time.

PARKING: You may NOT park in the bank parking lot directly across the street from the Van Fossan Theatre. This lot is privately owned and cars that are parked illegally will be booted.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

TD's Mural of 1912

Fine colorized reproduction: Bloomfield mural at the  - Brookdale area TD Bank. 

They note the source: 

Saturday, March 25, 2017