Join us at our Next Meeting on a new night Thursday, Jan 11

We’ll be planning for interesting topics and having some fun in 2018.  What would you like to hear about?

We now meet the second Thursday of each month September through May at 7:00 in the South Orange Library, lower level on the right past the drinking fountain.

About 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.

Be sure to like us on Facebook:; and follow us on Twitter @JustSOHistory.

You’ve missed the 2017 Gems of South Orange House Tour!

One of New Jersey’s premier house tours featured distinctive homes dating from the invention of the incandescent light bulb (1879) to the introduction of the iPhone (2007).  Our next tour will be in 2019.  To add your name to our mailing list, send a note to