The Metuchen-Edison Historical Society

"Nannygoats" Newsletter

Society members receive our newsletter, Nannygoats, three times per year.  Issues include original research, transcriptions, news about local preservation efforts, and more.   

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.

NannyKids 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 Wilkins 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

Summer 2017                     "History in the Headlines"                   Vol. 15 Issue 2

Fall 2017                              "Metuchen Center"                          Vol. 15 Issue 3

Summer 2018 (Double Issue)    "War to End All Wars"            Vol. 16, Issues 1 & 2

                                 The Sand Hills of Bonhamtown - FULL ARTICLE

Fall 2018                               Memories of Menlo Park                      Vol 16, Issue 3

Winter/Spring 2019                  Prohibition & The Pastor                      Vol 17, Issue 1

Summer 2019                      People in Places                           Volume 17, Issue 2

Fall 2019                              Historic Signage                           Volume 17, Issue 3

Winter/Spring 2020              Votes for Women                           Volume 18, 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