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

Morris Canal presentation on WBMATV online.

Upcoming Events

To Be the Mayor in the 1960s

Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 PM
Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street

The Historical Society of Bloomfield will present To Be the Mayor in the 1960s, a program on the Administration of Bloomfield’s Mayor Ralph G. Conte (1963-1966), the first Democratic Mayor in Bloomfield's history. Mayor Conte will discuss programs and policies, successes and disappointments of his administration.

Mr. Conte served as Mayor from 1963 to 1966. He grew up in the Ampere Parkway section of town, attended Carteret School, South Junior High, Bloomfield High School (Class of 1947), Seton Hall University and Fordham University School of Law. He was a Partner in the law firm of Rospond, Rospond and Conte and also served as Municipal Magistrate in Roseland.

Photo from the wall of past Mayors
in Town Hall

Saturday, November 8

Morris Canal Greenway Hike through Bloomfield

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This hike is fully booked. If you would like to get on the waiting list, or you would like to get on the list to be informed of future hikes, email MorrisCanal@gmail.com

Sponsored by the Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield Committee, Historical Society of Bloomfield, and the Bloomfield Recreation Department


Looking north towards the Berkeley Avenue Bridge over the Morris Canal and Second River (to the right).

Morris Canal Aqueduct over Second River near the Second River footbridge from Newark Avenue to Walnut Street.

Former Erie Railroad Bridge over the Morris Canal. Near GSP southbound Exit 149.

90 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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

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