South Orange Historical and Preservation Society


Since its formation in 1986 through the present, SOHPS has supported historic preservation and education efforts.

Our current primary objectives

• Developing outreach programs to all the businesses, historical societies, churches, schools and universities within South Orange
and the surrounding areas.

• Developing educational programs of historic significance for our local communities, libraries
and school curricula and educational environments

• Preservation of significant historic structures, including the historic buildings and
districts on the National and State Historic Registers

• Increasing membership and membership participation in all events and SOHPS activities.



Come & Celebrate the Fun & Fascination of South Orange History!

November 1, 2014 – 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
South Orange Middle School


Please join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the South Orange Middle School for a celebration of local history.  Our speakers will provide you with a look at the deep and colorful history of the Village of South Orange.  Please join us for an exciting afternoon of history and memorable tales about our town.  From the Lenni Lenape to Montrose Park to New Jersey’s Diners, this symposium will give you a glimpse of the history of South Orange and New Jersey.

This event will be held at the South Orange Middle School located on 70 Ridgewood Road in South Orange.  For more information, please contact Alan Delozier ( or (973) 275-2378.

Suggested donation of $5.00.