Indian Mill Historical Society Home Page

Indian Mills Historical Society (IMHS) is dedicated to the education, history and preservation of historical structures and culturally significant aspects of Indian Mills, New Jersey and the surrounding areas.

Keep up on whats happening at IMHS:

  • ATSION DAY is Saturday, May 6, 2023 with a rain date the following day.
  • The Jackson Road cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 9am. Please meet early at the Shamong Township building. We supply pickup tools and bags. Thank you for volunteering!
  • We have changed the regular monthly meeting date to the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month.

  • We have started our “Living History Series” with two interview of local residents. See the interviews and photographs here:
  • Check out the new page “Catts’ Corner“. Read about some of the interesting research Mr. Don Catts is doing on old buildings in Indian Mills.
  • Gail J. Currier, a founding member of IMHS passed away April 3, 2022. Read her obituary here.

Why is this region so pivotal in New Jersey’s History?

Indian Mills, in Shamong NJ, was the site of the first Indian Reservation, known as Brotherton, from 1758-1801. In fact, the name Shamong, is an Indian name that means place of the horn referring to the abundance of deer that supplied food and clothing for the Native Americans that first settled there. Later milling operations were run from there, hence the name. Indian Mills was a leader in the production of iron for the industrial age given the abundance of “bog iron” in the region; and, it continues to this day to be a strong farming community supplying cranberries and blueberries for the world’s consumption. Read all about our rich history here.

Who is IMHS?

IMHS was founded in 1973 by local residents of Shamong Township. Many founding members were descendants of residents of Indian Mills and the surrounding area for generations. Over the last 46 years, the IMHS has grown in membership and now includes a diverse cross-section of the local population. Click on the Membership Tab to join the growing community. Click here to see the historic building that IMHS purchased to become our new home.

Mission Statement:
The Indian Mills Historical Society’s mission is to restore local historical sites and educate the public on the many historical people, places and events of the area.