ABOUT THE READINGTON MUSEUMS
The Readington Museums, located in beautiful central New Jersey, were established to promote an understanding and appreciation of early New Jersey and Readington's history and culture through education, research, preservation, collection, and interpretation. The properties constituting the Museums are intended to be utilized as educational living history experiences for the community; to provide an appropriate setting for interpreting and preserving collections of artifacts relating to the history of the Township; and to offer an historic venue for a broad range of activities for Readington residents, such as educational programs, community cultural events and meetings of groups interested in local history. The Readington Township Museum Committee was established by resolution of the Readington Township Committee to oversee, manage and direct the development and utilization of the buildings and properties associated with the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, the Eversole-Hall House, the Cold Brook School, Taylors Mill and future acquisitions of historic significance, collectively referred to as ‘the Museums'. The Committee is responsible for all aspects of the administration of the Museums and their appurtenances, including: establishing policies that govern use and operation; planning, approving and coordinating programs; establishing budgets and managing finances; determining long range plans; directing the operation and maintenance of museum properties.
The organization known as The Readington Museums consists of three properties currently open to the public, and one property undergoing restoration. All properties are owned and operated by Readington Township. The Museum organization is governed by a Museum Committee, created by ordinance and appointed by the Township Committee to oversee programs and restoration projects that take place on the properties.