Historic District Commission

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Meetings

  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • Pequannock Railroad Museum
  • View the meeting calendar.

Meeting Location

The Pequannock Township Library is the site of the Pequannock Historic District Commission's Archival Collection and alternate meeting site.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

Per Township Code §3.30 this is an indeterminate number not to exceed 12 members:

  • Jay Wanczyk, Chair
    5 year term expires December 31, 2019
  • Robert Safarik, Vice Chair
    5 year term expires December 31, 2021
  • Anita Daniel, Rec. Secretary
    5 year term expires December 31, 2019
  • Jane Costello
    5 year term expires December 31, 2020
  • Ed Engelbart, Township Historian
    5 year term expires December 31, 2022
  • Louis Hebert
    5 year term expires December 31, 2021
  • George Janowicz
    5 year term expires December 31, 2018
  • David Taormina
    5 year term expires December 31, 2021
  • David Wisneski
    5 year term expires December 31, 2018

Liaison Members

  • Deputy Mayor Herd, Council Liaison

About

The Martin Barry House One of the oldest homes in Pequannock Township is the circa 1720 Martin Berry House. The house has been preserved and cared for by the present owner for nearly 50 years. Many township groups have had the opportunity to virtually tour the house and artifacts. The township has purchased this property to preserve it for future generations, both as a House museum and meeting space. Our current museum space is very limited to tell the story of our over 300 year history.

Museum

The Commission operates the Pequannock Township Museum, which presents physical artifacts, pictures and other items displaying the rich history of the township. The museum is open the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from Noon until 3 p.m. It is also open by appointment and for special events. Contact the Commission directly for any information. 

Donations of original or copies of material relating to the history of Pequannock are always appreciated. Anyone interested in volunteering to help staff the twice monthly openings of the museum should contact the Commission.

Apply to Serve

Any resident interested in serving on the Historic District Commission should submit a completed Volunteer Application/Citizen Leadership form (PDF) to the Township Clerk.

Are you interested in becoming a "Friend of Pequannock History" to helps us preserve and promote this important house and property? Please feel free to contact the Historic District Commission using the email address on this page or call Township Historian Ed Engelbart using the main township phone number below. Check out the Friends of Pequannock History in this Facebook group.

Presentations

Ed Engelbart has prepared an excellent presentation on the house which is being presented to various organizations around the township. If your organization would like to host an event, please contact Ed or the commission.