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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.

Upcoming Events

Next Meeting: October 19,  2015, 7:30PM

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Richard Porcelli who will speak on his recently published book, "The History of the Atlantic City's Airport Naval Air Station", which documents the close relationship between Atlantic City and aviation development starting from the 1910 Aeromeet at Atlantic City to the present day.

November 16, 2015, 7:30 PM

Guest Speaker:  Lee A. Ireland will speak on his most recent program of'On Demand Publishing".  Mr Ireland will discuss, "How to Conduct Historical Research & Have Your Book/Article Published Worldwide.

Shamong Township Municipal Building,
105 Willow Grove Road.

All are welcome

Atsion Day - October 4, 2015


Atsion Lake Recreation Center,    Rte# 206, Wharton State Forest, Shamong, NJ

For Info - 609-351-0073





Indian Mills Historical Society