The Borough of Rockaway Historic Society

2023 Meeting & Museum Open Dates (below)


The Rockaway Borough Historical Committee Dedication Cemerony for the historic bell from Washington School took place on Sunday, June 3rd 2018.  Approximately 50 community members were in attendance for the event. This unique historic piece of Rockaway Borough history dates back to 1883 and will be on permanent display outside our museum located at 199 West Main Street. Our sincere thanks and recognition go out to the many community members who contributed their time, talent, and materials to make this project so successful.

Our Town Wide Yard Sale September 30, 2023 was a great success!  Many thanks to all who participated..




ADDRESS (please print): ___________________________________

Three type of items you wish to sell:

1)_________________  2)_________________ 3)_________________


All participants should be equipped to sell at 8:00am.  (You may continue past the 3:00pm ending mark of the event, if you wish.)


All participants will be given a sign that you are part of this event, and will be required to place in a given spot on your property.  


NOTE:  The Rockaway Historical Committee is not responsible for any damage and/or injury on private property.


Our advertisements will be located on social media and on the electronic sign in front of Borough’s fire house on E. Main St.


If you live in a condo unit or an apartment complex it is your responsibility to obtain permission from the superintendent.  


Payments for these applications will be taken as a donation of $10.00, Cash _____ or Check _____. 

Please make check out to: Rockaway Borough Historical Committee


Name (please print):  _____________________Phone: ___________

Cutoff Date for Applications (RECEIVED by date):  September 22, 2023


Mailing address: 1 East Main Street, Rockaway, NJ 07866

Email address:



New Members Always Welcome! Consider joining the Rockaway Borough Historical Committee.


The Borough of Rockaway Historical Committee is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.  Your donations support our ongoing projects and initiatives to preserve and honor the rich history of our comunity. Donations are are tax-deductible. Please make your check or money order payable to: Rockaway Borough Historical Committee  (note on check RBHC501c3)and send it to: Rockaway Borough Historical Committee 1 East Main Street  Rockaway, NJ 07866

All residents and non-residents of Rockaway Borough are welcome to join our Historical Committee.  We do not collect Membership Fees!  Thank you!

Meeting Place: The Rockaway Borough Community Center

Meeting Address: 21-25 Union Street, Rockaway Borough, NJ 07866

For more information, please click on the Contact Tab on the left.

Museum: 199 West Main Street, Rockaway, NJ 07866


2023 Meeting dates and Museum Open House schedule

Jan:    Meeting Saturday 28                              Museum Open: Sunday Jan 29

Feb:   Meeting: Saturday  Feb 25                 Museum Open: Sunday Feb 26

Mar:  Meeting: Saturday  Mar 25                   Museum Open: Sunday Mar 26

Apr:  Meeting: Saturday Apr 22                      Museum Open: Sunday Apr 23

May: Meeting: Saturday May 27                   Museum Open: Sunday May 28

June: Meeting: Saturday Jun 24                     Museum Open: Sunday June 25

July:  Meeting: Saturday July 22                    Museum Closed 

Aug:  Meeting: Saturday Aug 26                   Museum Closed

Sept:  Meeting: September 23                       Museum Closed for renovations

Oct:  Meeting: Saturday Oct 28                     Museum Open: Sunday Oct 29

Nov:  Meeting: Saturday Nov 25                   Museum Open: Sunday Nov 26

Dec:  Meeting: Saturday Dec 16                    Museum Open: Sunday Dec 17

** Meeting held 3rd Saturday of the month






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