Arts and Culture

Canal Photographs by Bill Bonner – View the lush canal landscapes and sites by scenic photographer, Bill Bonner.

Discover Jersey Arts – The On-Line Guide to Arts and Culture throughout New Jersey.

Daniel P Turner Thomas – Talented painter, painted a beautiful art piece of the Van Liew Suydam House

Historical Societies

The Abraham Staats House – The South Bound Brook Historic Preservation Advisory Commission and Friends of the Abraham Staats House, Inc. are dedicated to preservation of the house, which has been placed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places.

Canal Society of New Jersey

Cowneck Peninsula Historical Society – Visit this New York State Historic Society which oversees two properties–the Sands-Willets House (ca. 1735) and the Thomas Dodge House.

Dutch In America – We provide English language news for the Dutch-American community. Topics that we cover include Dutch-American cultural events, current affairs and occasionally we’ll do research on finding Dutch cooking ingredients or substitutes in the U.S.

Heritage Trail Association

Historic Buildings – New Jersey Online Highways

Jacobus Vanderveer House

Loyalist Institute 

National Registry of Historic Places – The official web site of the National Park Service, National Registry of Historic Places throughout the United States.

New Jersey in the Revolution

The Raritan-Millstone Heritage Alliance – Promoting preservation and understanding of the rich eventful and cultural heritage of significant historical, educational, and cultural sites located in the Raritan-Millstone region of New Jersey

Waterloo Village – Waterloo Village in Stanhope, New Jersey, is a restored 18th Century village of colonial craft shops and homes. The village hosts numerous historic, cultural, and recreational events, in one of New Jersey’s oldest historic venues.

Franklin Township

Franklin Township Historical Photograph Archive

Franklin Township Public Library

Full-Text Historical Franklin Township Newspapers

Government Spot – Easily access the best of the internet for United States government information, a wealth of useful federal, state, and local resources, contacts, documents, statistics, and much more, all in one convenient place!

New Jersey Newspapers – The Gannett Group, Web site of numerous major New Jersey newspapers, including the Star Ledger, the Home News Tribune and the Courier News.

Somerset County Business Partnership – Somerset County Business Partnership (Chamber of Commerce)

Somerset Country Government – An informative site giving information about Somerset County.


Hidden America – One of the most innovative and charming web sites on the Internet, this sensational site presents the United States and its tourist sites utilizing creativity like no other! Ever think about taking a trip or vacation and need ideas about where to go? This is the place to find out while having fun in the process!

New Jersey Campgrounds Association – Guide to Campground Sites throughout New Jersey.

New Jersey Facts & Fun! – A fun way to discover absolutely everything about New Jersey! Learn about the New Jersey State Seal and its symbolism, the state bird, the state flower, the state tree, the state animal, the state bug, ….. you get the idea!

New Jersey Skylands – Skylands of New Jersey Tourism Council, Inc. The Skylands Region is one of six tourism regions in New Jersey and encompasses five counties: Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren. It features some of New Jersey’s most breathtaking scenery, including Stokes State Park, Allamuchy Mt. Park, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge, and High Point State Park. Brochures are available through the New Jersey Skylands upon request. Enjoy!

New Jersey Travel & Tourism – The official web site for the New Jersey Department of Travel and Tourism.

Somerset County Chamber of Commerce – Offices of Tourism & Convention Council; Calendar of Events; Tourism Menu Selections; Heritage Trail Association; and more!

Somerset County Park Commission – Commission sponsors numerous activities including parks, environmental education, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, golf, gardens, and services for individuals with disabilities.