Our History and Mission

Barber-Woodcut200x100The Princeton Historical Society was organized in 1937 for the purpose of encouraging antiquarian research and historical study. The Society presents a number of programs throughout the year concerning local history. For additional information, please explore this web site.

The Princeton Historical Society maintains two spaces: a museum of Princeton artifacts on the second floor of The Princeton Center and the Anita Chapman Woodward Local History room, a research facility at the Princeton Public Library. The museum is open by appointment and for event offerings and the Local History room is staffed by volunteers during the months of September through June on most Saturday mornings from 10 to 12 noon or by appointment.

The mission of the Princeton Historical Society is to “preserve, promote and foster an understanding of and an appreciation for Princeton’s rich heritage (past, present and future) and to be a resource for research and education.”


2016-17 Board Members

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Chairperson – Nancy Orlando

Vice Chairperson – Bud Brooks

Treasurer – Karen Cruise

Secretary – Betsy Beth

Curator – Nancy Orlando

Programs – Mary Cadwallader

Webmaster – Bud Brooks


Nathaniel Gove, Annie MacLeod, Harry Pape, & Lou Trostel,