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.

With recent loss of our use of space in the Princeton Community Center, the Princeton Historical Society now only has the Anita Chapman Woodward Local History room, a research facility at the Princeton Public Library. Our Local History room is staffed by volunteers during the months of all year round on most Saturday mornings from 10 to 12 noon, and during the summer months on Weds fro 1 to 3pm 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.”

NOTE: our tax ID number is 042-522822.

We are now Guide Star certified.


2017-18 Board Members

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Co-Chairperson – Bud Brooks

Co-Chairperson – Robin Whitney

Treasurer – Karen Cruise

Secretary – Betsy Beth

Curator – Nancy Orlando


Webmaster – Bud Brooks


Nathaniel Gove, Annie MacLeod, Harry Pape, Lou Trostel, & Lisa Drexhage, & Rick Bullock