The Metuchen-Edison Historical Society offers a number of publications and other items relating to our local history for sale. (Items marked with a TE include information about Thomas Edison, our most famous resident.)
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Item Number Description Price
000 Greetings from Metuchen & Edison $40
The Metuchen-Edison Historical Society is proud to offer its newly published Greetings from Metuchen and Edison, a century-long anecdotal adventure in postcards and ephemera. Released in October 2015, this original historical society publication includes more than 300 full color images in 150 pages. The images are entertainingly annotated and provide a lively, guided tour through our local history by means of postcard views and souvenirs from both the Society’s and private collections. This book makes an ideal gift for local history fans and deltiologists alike! Plus $5.75 Shipping
001 Crumbs of Comfort $4.00
Reproduction of an 1888 Cookbook with a history of Metuchen
& her Churches by Rev. JG Mason. Also a recipie for cooking
husbands, plus advertisements of local businesses.
002 Boyhood Days In Old Metuchen 3rd printing of $15.00
this classic book about Metuchen from 1870's to
the 1920's. By Dr. David Trumbull Marshall. Includes
memories of Menlo Park and Thomas Edison. TE
003 Images of America Edison $19.00
By Stacy Spies. With over 250 photographs this book
captures the history of the people and the community.
Included are photographs of Thomas Edison, Menlo Park,
Camp Klimer, Raritan Arsenal. TE
004 Images of America Metuchen $19.00
By Stacy Spies. Containig over 250 images of Metuchen
including many by J. Lloyd Grimstead. Main St., railroads,
churches, police & firemen photographs.
005 Images of America Fords $19.00
By: Jean Bulla. Photographs and descriptions of life
in the Fords section of Woodbridge.
Sold Out No longer in stock 4-2011
006 Images of America Edison Firefighting $19.00
By Eugene A. Enfield Jr. Hundreds of photographs of
Edison firefighters, their equipment, and in action!
Raritan Engine Co.# I, Raritan Engine Co. #2, Edison Volunteer
Fire Co. #1, H.K. Volunteer Fire Co., Oak Tree Volunteer
Fire Co. TE SOLD OUT No Longer in Stock 4-2011
007 Images of America Lehigh Valley Railroad $20.00
By Ralph Heiss. Photographs of the Lehigh Valley
Railroad through New Jersey. Including places in
Metuchen and Edison. Sold Out No Longer in Stock 4-2011
008 Guide to Edison $5.00
By Ian Durand, April Cormaci and the Center for Community
Renewal. This comprehensive guide to Edison contains, maps
showing the location of public facilities, schools, historic sites,
parks, and community groups. TE
009 Researching The History of Your House $15.00
This large workbook is chock full of information on how to
find out the history of your house. From architectural styles
to deed search, this book has it all. From our 2006 Old
010 How to Research a House booklet $1.00
011 Toonerville Trolley Poster $3.00
(14" w X 21" h) A photo and description of the one car
trolley that ran down Main St. in Metuchen until 1922.
012 1876 Raritan Township Map TE $3.00
(18"w X 25" h) Includes an insert map showing the Menlo
Park neighborhood before Thomas Edison arrived.
013 1868 Metuchen Map $3.00
(17.5" w X 23" h)
014 Franklin School Fine Art Print $20.00
By Edward Wetzel. A print of the old Metuchen
High School which stood on Middlesex Ave. until the 1990s.
015 Note Cards (Box of 12 cards 4 of each house) $5.00
DeMott/Henning House, 1901 (no longer existing)
Mary Wilkins Freeman House. Lake Ave. (no longer existing)
280 Amboy Ave. (structure predates the Revolutionary War)
Robins Estate. Woodbridge Ave. 1800's (Current site of Redfield
016 Postcard: Allen-Ayers House, Metuchen (B&W). $1.00
017 Postcard: Horse Trough, Metuchen (B&W). $1.00
018 Postcard: Pennsylvania Railroad Station (B&W) $1.00
019 Postcard: Shotwell House (B&W) $1.00
020 Postcard: St. James Church (B&W) $1.00
021 Postcard: Thomas Edison's Laboratory, Menlo Park. TE $1.00
022 Post Card New Jersey Turnpike (Color) $1.00
023 Coloring Book of Metuchen Architecture $6.00
024 Exit 10 a book by Tom Cheche. $16.00
A funny account of growing up in Metuchen in the 1950's and 1960's.
025 Marty's Musings by Marty Jessen
026 Hole in the Donut by Alan Hansen $10.00
027 Nannygoats the First Decade (2003-2013) $25.00
028 2018 Raritan Arsenal Tee Shirt $15.00