Ferromonte Historical Society

Bridget Smith House Museum

The Blue Tour

Saturday, May 4, 2024
12pm to 5pm

Ferromonte Historical Society

Bridget Smith House Museum

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https://ferromonte.org/

Welcome to the Bridget Smith House Museum! The two family home was built in 1855 in a mining area known as Irishtown. Later it was sold to a widow with young children, Bridget Smith. Bridget lived in the home until her passing in 1907. Her heirs continued ownership of the property until 1990 when they donated it to Mine Hill Township.

It was discovered that this little house is the last remaining mine workers dwelling in original unimproved condition in the state of New Jersey. The Ferromonte Historical Society of Mine Hill interprets and promotes their rich iron mining history as well as those whose lives were impacted during the era.

Through much effort many details of the past have emerged, whether it be an artifact found under the porch or one of the many layers of wallpaper! The restoration of the Bridget Smith House Museum is being carried out in phases according to a plan funded by the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

Listed on the New Jersey and National Registries of Historic Places, The Bridget Smith House Museum is also a stop on the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail, highlighting the perseverance of women in our history!

This year's Pathways tour features topics of discussion established annually by the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC).