Historical Society of
Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey, founded in 1812

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Upcoming Events


Tuesday, May 27, 7:30 PM

1930 Magic Lantern Slide Show of Historic Bloomfield
Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street.

In 1930, the Presbyterian Church on the Green presented a magic lantern slide show (state of the art for a multimedia presentation at the time) of historical sites in Bloomfield. The hand-colored slide collection was re-discovered in 1967 and presented again. Recently Don Cornell, Church Elder, rediscovered the slides while exploring the Church's archives. Mr Cornell will present the digitally-enhanced slide show much as it was presented in 1930 with the original commentary.


Samples of the 1930 Magic Lantern Slides

Daniel Dodd house, Franklin and Race. Built 1719. Demolished for the Garden State Parkway.

Oakes Mill circa 1830. These buildings were destroyed by fire in 1936.

Church on the Green, School House, Lecture Room (Parish House), 1848.



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Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Museum Hours
Wednesday: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 12:30pm
and by appointment