About the Jamesburg Historical Association


Mission Statement
The mission of the Jamesburg Historical Association is to restore and preserve Lakeview, the historic Buckelew Mansion, and to establish, sponsor, conduct, promote, and maintain an educational and cultural program of exhibitions, workshops, tours and lectures, devoted primarily to preserving the legacy of James Buckelew and increasing the knowledge and understanding of the history, culture and folk heritage of the State of New Jersey, Southern Middlesex County and the Borough of Jamesburg.

Statement of Purpose

The Jamesburg Historical Association is the caretaker of Lakeview Mansion, the museum of Jamesburg, New Jersey, and the historic home of James and Margaret Buckelew (1830-1901). The Jamesburg Historical Association is dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation, interpretation and display of the material culture of the State of New Jersey, Southern Middlesex County communities, the Borough of Jamesburg, the Buckelew family, including previous and subsequent owners and household items pertaining to the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The purpose of the museum is to increase the knowledge and understanding of the history, culture, and folk heritage of the State of New Jersey, Southern Middlesex County and the Borough of Jamesburg. To achieve this purpose, the Jamesburg Historical Association will actively pursue the establishment, expansion and the maintenance of its collections in the areas of archaeology, geology, natural history, social and political history, folklore and the arts which have a direct and relevant connection with the entities abovementioned.

Lakeview Mansionís collections are to provide a basis for its exhibition and educational programming, for research and study, for special lectures and symposia, and for the cultural and educational enrichment of the residents and visitors of the Borough of Jamesburg.

The Jamesburg Historical Association is dedicated to restoring, preserving and furnishing the property known as Lakeview, the Buckelew Mansion, and its outbuildings. This will be achieved through solicitation and voluntary contributions of money and property, with marked preference given to historical writings and pertinent Southern Middlesex County artifacts, by gift, deed or bequest. When deemed appropriate or mandated by gift, funding will be used to purchase or restore furnishings. Representing a not-for-profit educational corporation, the Jamesburg Historical Association is not organized for pecuniary profit and no activities of the corporation shall be engaged in for profit or commercial purposes.


Officers
Acting President:Hal Soden, Sr.
Vice President:Stephen R. Philpitt
Secretary:Linda Linke
Corresponding Secretary:Marge Perrine
Acting Treasurer:Stephen R. Philpitt
Sergeant at Arms:John Tancredi


Meetings
The Jamesburg Historical Association meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 P.M. at the Jamesburg Presbyterian Church, Gatzmer Avenue, unless otherwise noted.


Hours Of Operation
Lakeview Mansion is currently closed for preservation and restoration. Watch for our reopening!


Professional Affiliations
The Jamesburg Historical Association is proud to be affiliated with the following professional organizations:

Advocates for New Jersey History
Historical Associations of Central New Jersey
New Jersey Association of Museums
The Jamesburg Area Chamber of Commerce
The League of Historical Societies of New Jersey
Raritan-Millstone Heritage Alliance, Inc.


Contact Information
Address
Jamesburg Historical Association
P.O. Box 182
Jamesburg, NJ 08831
     
Phone
732.521.2040
 
E-Mail
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