The Lawrence Historical Society was formed on November 28, 1975 as a non-partisan non-profit organization. The Society 's purpose is to preserve and promote the history of Lawrence Township.
The Society maintains two historical sites: the 1761 Brearley House, which is owned by Lawrence Township, and the 1830 Port Mercer Canal House, which is owned by the State of New Jersey.
The Society's activities include monthly tours of the Brearley House, our annual Hogmanay bonfire, awards to outstanding history students, and programs and lectures to promote awareness of local history.
The Society's purpose is to preserve and promote the richly diverse history of Lawrence Township by building a bridge from the past to the future.
Board of Trustees
Joseph M. Ciccone
Bruce Bitcover, DPM
Stephen D. Carey
Jeffrey A. Lang, Esq.
James Stahl, Esq.
Clifford Williams, PhD