Denville Historical Society

Museum and Research Center

A New Book from the VP of the Denville Historical Society. Copies of the Book Available NOW at the United Card & Smoke Shop in Denville and Ray and Judy's Book Stop in Rockaway!

NATIONAL RELEASE: February 22, 2021!

For Sale online at Amazon, Arcadia Publishing, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold.

Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Denville Historical Society



Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm

Please be advised facial coverings are STRONGLY encouraged.

No more than 8 people will be allowed at the Museum at any given time. Please limit close contact with others and observe social distancing guidelines.

New Eagle Scout Project

Mayor Tom Andes (left) looks on as DHS President Vito Bianco (center) accepts a check from Eagle Scout candidate Joshua Yagozinski (right) upon the completion of his Eagle Scout project. Joshua repurposed the memorial bricks from the old Project Playground by creating a patio and walkway near the herb garden at the Denville Museum. Over 3000 bricks were utilized including all the unclaimed memorial bricks. “Saving these memorial bricks was a pet project of the late DHS President, Judy McBride,” Bianco explained. “She would be very pleased with how the project turned out,” he said. Mayor Andes added that “projects like this continue to enhance the beauty of Denville.” Joshua donated the remaining funds he raised for the project to the Denville Museum. “The Historical Society is always grateful for donations that help us continue to preserve Denville’s history,” Bianco stated.


We are looking for anyone willing to re-donate any of the Bricks taken from the Gardner Field Playground during its renovation.

There is currently an Eagle Scout Project in the works that will reuse the bricks to make a walkway near the Historical Society and the town gazebo.

More information to follow...


We are always in need of more local artifacts (pictures, letters, old school books, etc.)

We are currently in the process of renovating the 1908 Denville School House building on Openaki/Franklin Ave, Denville and are looking for local artifacts related to education in Denville or that of its residents.


Are you as student that needs to fulfill required volunteer hours? Do you want to get involved in helping your community but are not sure how? The Denville Historical Society is always looking for volunteers. Please contact us or stop by any Saturday during our open hours for more information.


The grandeur of the historic Wayside Inn exemplifies Denville's glorious past. Denville, the "Hub of Morris County," has retained its small-town atmosphere from its early days as a stop along the stage routes. Iron and good soil attracted the first settlers. Today, its scenic lakes, vibrant downtown, and many festivals attract tens of thousands each year. In Denville, the superb image collection of the Denville Historical Society & Museum provides spectacular views of this charming community. More than two hundred images and informative text about the town and its people fill the pages of this history. Along with the photographs of buildings, landscapes, and locals are images of historical figures, such as George Washington, who passed through on his way to winter quarters at Jockey Hollow, and William Penn, who first surveyed the area in the early 1700s, as well as local legends "Uncle" Jeddy Cooper and Rock Etam.

What's Happening


  • Renovation of the 1908 Schoolhouse (Openaki Rd/Franklin Ave)

      • Link with progress and pictures of the project to follow

  • Multiple Eagle Scout Project(s)

      • More information to follow




Family Membership $50 a year

Individual Membership $25 a year

Life- One Payment of $250

*Check payable to Denville Historical Society; P.O. Box 446, Denville, New Jersey 07834

Thank you for your tax-deductible contribution.

Membership- Donation Form DHS.pdf

For your convenience a printable Donation Form is located above.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

@denvillemuseum (Instagram)

Denville Historical Society & Museum (Facebook)


Open every Saturday from March through December 10:00am- 2:00pm

*unless otherwise noted (please check the site for updated information and closings)

Admission is Free!

*click on the map above for directions 113 Diamond Spring Road, Denville, NJ