The Metuchen-Edison Historical Society

Nannygoats is the Newsletter of the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society.  Containing stories, research, and photographs of the history of this area. 

     The name of the newsletter "Nannygoats" is taken from the title of a collection of anecdotes, articles, reminiscences, and letters compiled by photographer, and collector of local history, J  Lloyd Grimstead. He took more than 2,800 photographs of the Metuchen-Edison area, mostly in the 1930's.  The Society dedicates this publication to Lloyd Grimstead as a way of honoring him for collecting and recording so much of our local history.

Nanny Kids our newsletter for children, they are listed below Nannygoats.

Nannygoats Editor, Tyreen Reuter:  ayersallenhouse@msn.com

Click on the date and a pdf file will open up with that issue of Nannygoats.

Nannygoats Index of Issues

Date.                        Headline Article                                    Issue #

Winter 2003             From the Archives, Robins Hall.            Vol. 1 Issue 1

Spring 2003             Franklin School.                                    Vol. 1 Issue 2

Fall-Winter 2003      Humphries Deals Cards Defeat.            Vol. 1 Issue 3

Winter 2004             Jerome Lemelson.                                 Vol. 2 Issue 1

Spring 2004             A Glance at the Past...People.              Vol. 2 Issue 2

Summer 2004          Glance at the Past...Houses                  Vol. 2 Issue 3

Fall-Winter 2004      Glance at the Past...Transportation.     Vol. 2 Issue 4

Winter 2005             Voices of the Past.                                Vol. 3 Issue 1

Spring 2005             St. Luke's.                                             Vol. 3 Issue 2

Fall 2005                 Bulldog Football Passed.                       Vol. 3 Issue       

Winter 2006             Grimstead Room Offers View of Past.   Vol. 4 Issue 1

Summer 2006          Litterst Legacy.                                      Vol. 4 Issue 2

Fall 2006                 Diners Du Jour                                       Vol 4  Issue 3

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Winter 2007            Sweet Memories of Costa's Ice Cream.  Vol. 5 Issue 1

Summer 2007         From The Archives: 1931 History.          Vol. 5 Issue 2

Fall 2007                A Glance at the Past...Glasofer Coll.      Vol.5 Issue 3

Winter-Spring 2008  Bygone Ballots.                                     Vol. 6 Issue 1

Summer 2008         Metuchen Firefighters.                           Vol. 6 Issue 2

Fall 2008                Camp Kilmer.                                          Vol. 6 Issue 3

Winter-Spring 2009  History of the 1st Baptist Church.          Vol. 7 Issue 1 

Summer 2009        Tending a Gravesite.                               Vol. 7 Issue 2

Fall 2009               Mary Wilkens Freeman.                           Vol. 7 Issue 3

 Winter/Spring 2010   Historic Piscatawaytown.                     Vol. 8 Issue 1

Summer 2010   World War II Aircraft Observation Tower       Vol. 8 Issue 2

Fall 2010          Woodwild Park                                               Vol 8 Issue 3

Winter/Spring 2011 The Battle of the Brainy Borough           Vol. 9 Issue 1 

         Winter Spring 2011 Insert.  Brainy People

Summer 2011  Metuchen YMCA Radio Club                         Vol. 9 Issue 2

Fall 2011       The 1960's                                                      Vol. 9 Issue 3

          Fall 2011 Insert   Insert.  The 1960's

Winter/Spring 2012    To Cast A Freedman's Vote                  Vol. 10 Issue 1

Summer 2012      Windows on the Past, Franklin School          Vol . 10 Issue 2

Fall 2012             The Criterion 60th Anniversary                      Vol. 10 Issue 3

Winter/Spring 2013          The Thornall Collection                    Vol. 11 Issue 1

Summer 2013                Lincoln Highway Centennial                 Vol. 11 Issue 2

Fall 2013                            Heaps of History                              Vol. 11 Issue 3

Spring & Summer 2014     Look Back @ Metuchen's Main St.     Vol. 12, 1 & 2

Winter/Spring 2015              James D. Elder                             Vol. 13, Issue 1

                   More about James D. Elder

                   Part 1

                   Part 2

                   Part 3

Summer 2015              "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"         Vol. 13, Issue 2

Winter/Spring 2016              "Forum Faces Future"                     Vol. 14, Issue 1

Summer 2016                    "New In The Archives"                      Vol. 14 Issue 2

Fall 2016                           "Lucy Was Here"                               Vol. 14 Issue 3

Winter/Spring 2017            "Bright Future for Menlo Park           Vol. 15 Issue 1


NannyKids - the newsletter for kids

2003                     Boyhood Days' "Muskrats"                                 Edition #1

2006                    "Long Pants, Roller Coasters, & Ice Cream"       Edition # 2

2007                     "Old School" - Historic schoolhouses                   Edition # 3

2008                     "Wizard of Menlo Park" - Thomas Edison             Edition # 4

2010                     "All Aboard"  - Railroads & Trains                        Edition # 5

2011                     "Local Ladders" Firefighting                                 Edition # 6

2015                   Woodwild Park, A Natural Wonder                        Edition # 7