Butler Museum and Historical Committee

221 Main St * Butler * NJ 07405 Sat: 10am-2pm

Situated on the upper end of Main Street, the Museum has been located in the former New York Susquehanna and Western Railroad Station since 1976.  Featured exhibits include the American Hard Rubber Company, Statue of Liberty, and Thomas Alva Edison, as well as exhibits on the fire department, railroad, military, home life, schools, churches, telephones, and others.  The Museum has a collection of vintage postcards, photos, and Butler High School (Nugget) yearbooks from 1918 to the present.  There are also many business journals, family histories, and cemetery records. Also see the new digital access center. The Museum is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places and is handicapped accessible.

If you are interested in history, the all-volunteer Museum Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm. Members of the public are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Museum at 973-838-7222 for further information.

Of Special Note:

  • The Museum building was built in 1888; it was renovated between 2011 – 2014 and rededicated on April 17, 2016.
  • Butler was founded on March 13, 1901.
  •  The Pequannoc SoftRubber Company fire  (Feb 26,1957) was largest fire in North America
  •  Richard Butler was a friend of Frederic Bartholdi the designer of the Statue of Liberty

 


Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]