The Metuchen-Edison Historical Society


The Grimstead Room at the Metuchen Public Library contains a wealth of local history information, including thousands of photographs, maps, oral histories, manuscript & subject files, postcards, and ephemera.  We have endeavored to share as much of this information as possible through this website. 

If you have a specific interest in a particular area of Metuchen or Edison history that is not answered by searching through these pages, please contact us at with as many details as possible. Although our archives are not conducive to browsing, if we have any relevant information we will be pleased to arrange, by appointment, for one of our Board members to assist you with your search.  

Please refer to our Archives Policy for more information.

Click on the individual pages for links to the various documents and websites.

Assorted Miscellany

Cemetery Lists

City Directories

Digitized Books

For Educators

Historic Preservation

History Resource Links



Oral Histories