The historical society's newest and most popular book is Images of America: Millburn-Short Hills, by local historian W. Owen Lampe. The 128-page book features early images of Millburn/Short Hills that were scanned from the society's extensive image collection. The captioned images are arranged as though the reader is driving around the town, so that the reader can enjoy the history and character of each area of the community, including Millburn center, Wyoming, South Mountain Estates, Brookside Drive, South Mountain Reservation, Old Short Hills Road vicinity, Glenwood, Short Hills Park, Morris Turnpike, White Oak Ridge, and Deerfield. This softcover book can be purchased for $20 (includes tax) at the Millburn library or at the museum at the Short Hills train station.
The $5 set of five walking tours can be purchased at the historical society museum at the Short Hills train station or at the Millburn library.
Cora Hartshorn was the daughter of Stewart Hartshorn, the developer of Short Hills. Her "Little History of Short Hills" was written in 1946 and chronicles the history and growth of her father's 'ideal community.' This twenty-four page, softcover book is available for $2, at the society's museum at the Short Hills train station or at the Millburn library.
This first publication of the historical society covers the early, Colonial history (from 1700-1800) and architecture of Millburn. Millburn's role in the Revolutionary War is presented within the 40 pages of this softcover book, accompanied by photos of fascinating architectural details of some of Millburn's earliest houses. The book costs $4 and is sold at the museum at the Short Hills train station or at the Millburn library.
Sticks, Shingles, and Stones is a favorite book for homeowners and anyone interested in the architecture of 1878-1937. The 40-page softcover book looks at the history and architecture of Stewart Hartshorn's ideal community at Short Hills, New Jersey. The book costs $6 and is sold at the museum at the Short Hills train station or at the Millburn library. [PLEASE NOTE: The very popular Sticks, Shingles, and Stones is temporarily unavailable. The society hopes to reprint it shortly.]
In 2007 Millburn celebrated the sesquicentennial of its establishment as a community separate from Springfield, NJ, of which it had been a part prior to that. In honor of the celebration, Millburn Township's sesquicentennial committee reprinted Marian Meisner's popular 1957 history of the town, and added information on the fifty years since her book was published. The book is in a slightly smaller, bookshelf-friendly size and is printed in UV-resistant inks on archival, glossy paper. It is for sale at town hall and the historical society museum for $35 NOTE: This hardcover book is now on sale for $20 (shipping not included).