Rockaway Borough Historical Committee
The Rockaway Historical Committee is a community organization that provides a means for contributing and preserving historical, cultural, and educational heritage of the Borough of Rockaway.
The Committee can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Historical Committee normally meets at the Rockaway Borough Community Center at 10 AM on the fourth Saturday of the month. Any changes of the meeting schedule will be noted on the meetings page. Click here for meeting schedule, minutes, agendas, and virtual meeting information.
Museum Open House
Every 4th Sunday of the month (except for July-August) 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Cars and Coffee
CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
April 30, 2023
8 AM to 12 Noon
All makes and models welcome. Casual, no pre-registration. 55 spaces available. Donations to RBHC appreciated. Hot coffee served. No alcohol permitted. For more information email email@example.com.
Memorial Service for Soldiers of the 27th Regiment of NJ Volunteer Infantry
May 27, 2023
Civil War Monument Rockaway Presbyterian Church Cemetery
A memorial service will be held for the soldiers who served with the 27th Regiment of New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. A special tribute will be given to the victims of the Cumberland River Accident of 1863.
Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2023
Town-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Rain date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Historic Cemetery Tour
Historical Society of Rockaway Township
HSRT issues February 2023 Bulletin. See bulletin.(1.5 MB PDF. Opens in a new window.)
The Borough of Rockaway Historical Committee Museum is open to the public the 4thSunday of the month from 1 to 3 PM. Visits are by appointment only during the months of July and August. Contact Us to schedule a summer appointment. The museum is located at 199 West Main Street, next to Donatoni Park. We encourage you to stop by to explore and experience the rich history of Rockaway Borough.
Museum 2023 Open House Dates
The Rockaway Borough Historical Committe has a wide selection of Rockaway Borough Historical Commemorative items available. These include beautifly crafted holiday ornaments, historical maps and books that capture the rich history of Rockaway, coffee mugs, and much more! Many are limited editions. These items make a wonderful compliment to your home, office, or book collection—and they make great gifts. All items are available for sale at our Museum. Here's a sample of what you can find on our shelves:
Commemorative ornament celebrating the Borough’s Fire department’s 125th anniversary. $10.
The Veterans Memorial is dedicatd to those who lived in Rockaway Borough and served in the armed forces. It is located at 82 East Main Street, next to the library.
The Borough of Rockaway Historical Committee is selling engraved memorial bricks which will be placed in the walkway at the Veteran’s Memorial adjacent to the Rockaway Borough Public Library. See the Memorial Walkway page for more information.
Veterans Memorial Tower
The Tower contains the known names of those who left for the Military from Rockaway Borough and served during a time of war, starting with the Spanish American War of 1898 & 1899 through Iraq and Afganistan. If you know of a Rockaway Borough veteran who served during war time and is not named on the Tower, please Contact the Rockaway Borough Historical Committee with the Veteran's name and Branch of Service.
Membership and Volunteer Opportunities
Become a Member or Volunteer
The Rockaway Borough Historical Committee is looking for extra hands to help with various projects, events, and activities. If you are interested in helping your community, please Email the Rockaway Borough Historical Committee. A small time commitment makes a large impact!