We now have a VIDEO of Markus McParland talking about Kingston’s latest book at the November 14th, KHS Annual Meeting! Follow THIS LINK to view it.
Our website includes a list of upcoming EVENTS, information about our HISTORICAL SOCIETY and about KINGSTON NEW JERSEY and recent news in our “TELEGRAPH BLOG“, covering the Historical Society and the Community of Kingston.
Latest Historical Society News (Blog Posts)
- Annual Meeting Talk Video now Available
- Nov-Dec Events in Kingston 2023
- KHS participates in Scavenger Hunt
- Cemetery Tales, October 14, 2023
- Kingston is Busy This Autumn (2023)
(Older posts are available HERE)
Kingston Presbyterian Church 300th year event
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(CLICK THIS LINK to learn more)
From the Telegraph – Recent Blog Topics:
- Annual Meeting Talk Video now AvailableYou can view Markus McParland’s talk on our video page: https://www.khsnj.org/community-collection-for-kingston-nj-2023-video/ Thanks to Markus for … Continue reading “Annual Meeting Talk Video now Available”
- Nov-Dec Events in Kingston 2023Kingston Book Talk / KHS Annual Meeting Local author Markus McParland will speak on his … Continue reading “Nov-Dec Events in Kingston 2023”
- KHS participates in Scavenger HuntOctober 21, 2023 was South Brunswick Township’s History Day Scavenger Hunt. The goal was to … Continue reading “KHS participates in Scavenger Hunt”
- Cemetery Tales, October 14, 2023Kingston Presbyterian Church in celebration of its 300th Anniversary presented “Cemetery Tales” on October 14, … Continue reading “Cemetery Tales, October 14, 2023”
- Kingston is Busy This Autumn (2023)Community groups and historic sites are making Kingston a destination this fall. (click on event … Continue reading “Kingston is Busy This Autumn (2023)”
- Kingston Presbyterian History VideoAn edited video of the June 3, 2023 presentation at the Kingston NJ Presbyterian Church … Continue reading “Kingston Presbyterian History Video”
- Kingston Tavern Walk 2023 VideoTaverns of Kingston, A Saturday Afternoon walk led by George Luck, Jr. on May 6, … Continue reading “Kingston Tavern Walk 2023 Video”
- Spring Kingston Historian online!The Spring 2023 edition of the Kingston Historian is now available as a .pdf for … Continue reading “Spring Kingston Historian online!”
- Taverns of Kingston, April 29, 2023The Kingston Historical Society’s walking tour of Main Street will be held Saturday, April 29th. … Continue reading “Taverns of Kingston, April 29, 2023”
... Looking for an older “Telegraph” Blog Post? Click HERE for a full list.
About the Society
The Kingston Historical Society (KHS) was formed in 1997 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization to preserve, enhance and promote the history of the village of Kingston, New Jersey.
Consider Volunteering! Learn More HERE or become a member (see below.)
KHS Ongoing Activities:
Locktender’s House Open Weekends
The Kingston Locktender’s House is normally open to the public every weekend during warmer weather.
The Locktender’s House will be open on Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays from 10 am to after 4 pm. It closes for the winter on December 1st, but will be open for our annual Holiday Tree Lighting.
Note that the building had no air conditioning and minimal air circulation. Please maintain social distancing. Also, there is no bathroom available in the Locktender’s House. The nearest bathroom is a portajohn in the parking lot across the entrance road. It is often removed during the winter.
To find the Locktender’s House on your mapping software, try this address: 39 Old Lincoln Highway, Princeton, NJ 08540, or GPS: 40°22’25.9″N 74°37’06.7″W Or look for it at the D&R Canal at the foot of the Kingston hill.
View Videos of Earlier Programs
Follow THIS LINK to see a list of recordings from past events.
Donate or Become a Member!
Members help us survive.
”History is who we are and why we are the way we are..” –David McCullough
We wouldn’t survive without the generous donations and contributions from our donors and patrons. The Kingston Historical Society (KHS) was formed in 1997 as a 501(c)3 non-partisan, non-profit organization to preserve, enhance and promote the history of the village of Kingston. The KHS has its headquarters in the Locktender’s House on the Delaware and Raritan Canal in New Jersey where it maintains the original circa 1830 home of families who operated the Kingston locks on the canal.
Our exhibits, the maintenance of the Locktender’s house, and our programs are produced and managed by volunteers in collaboration with numerous local historians and craftsmen.