The Mason Room is the society’s environment-controlled archive of historical records pertaining to New Providence, which is located within the New Providence Memorial Library at 377 Elkwood Avenue. The room was named for Frank B. an Mary M. Mason. This facility holds an extensive collection of historic photographs, maps, newspapers, official minutes, audio tapes and other records. The public is welcome to conduct research and inquires here. Society volunteers are eager to assist you.
New volunteers are always welcome.
Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10AM – Noon (or by appointment)
Appointments can be made by calling 908-665-1034.
In addition, the Mason Room has copies of the book, Images of America, New Providence, available for purchase for $21.99 each. Local historians Joan Gonczlik and Jane Coddington explore times gone by though text and pictures, portraying the development and progress in schools, housing, businesses, churches, sports, and transportation. No resident should be without a copy.