SADDLE BROOK HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS
Our township history Saddle Brook: A Portrait of Our Past is scheduled for release in late March. We had anticipated an earlier release but were detained by the acquisition of incoming information and photographs. The book will sell for $15 per copy and will be available to mail order buyers living far from Saddle Brook for the additional costs of postage and handling. The Saddle Brook Historical Society is a nonprofit organization which functions under the auspices of our township government. All monies received from book sales will go to the Saddle Brook VFW which funded the initial printing costs. Needless to say, the book would not have been possible without our VFW – wonderful people.
Mike Soriano of
The Saddle Brook Historical Society thanks township resident and school employee Roberta Blankenhorn for her donation of a Lenape hammer, spearheads and arrowheads which she found as a child. Another donor, Sal Cusmano, Principal of Franklin School, donated a rusted trade axe which he found in his youth. This was most probably made by a Dutch blacksmith to be traded with the Lenapes for animal furs. It would have been forged prior to 1700. Donations from Mrs. Blankenhorn, Mr. Cusmano and others are targeted for display at our library.
Anyone wanting to donate should contact our library at (201) 843-3287. The Saddle Brook Historical Society seeks new members, especially those with research and writing skills.