Indian Mills Historical Society
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The Indian Mills Historical Society 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.


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.

Indian Mills

Indian Mills 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.

Tuesday, May 24th, the 3rd and 4th grade class of the Indian Mills Elementary School will be having, "Shamong Night at the Museum".  This event will be held in the elementary school between 5:00pm and 6:30pm.  Signs of historic interest that have been placed around the township will be on display with a short narrative.  Please come and support our kids.

Our next meeting will be held June 20, 2016 at the Shamong Township Municipal Building at 7:30pm

Shamong Township Municipal Building,
105 Willow Grove Road.

        ATSION DAY, Sunday, October 2, 2016

Atsion Lake Recreation Center, Rt 206, Wharton State Forest, Shamong, NJ.

 For Info - 609-351-0073





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