Publications, Merchandise, and Photographs


The Metuchen Edison Historical Society Publications & Merchandise Price List

The Metuchen-Edison Historical Society offers a variety of publications and merchandise to help expand the public’s knowledge of our local history. Your purchase of these items helps us maintain our archives and acquire more items.

Those items with a (T-E) next to them include information about our most famous resident…Thomas Edison.

For more information, call 732-906-0529.

To order: For Books, Maps, Posters, please add $2.00 for postage. Send us a letter with the item you want to order, plus a check payable to: Metuchen-Edison Historical Society, and mail to: Metuchen-Edison Historical Society, PO Box 61, Metuchen, NJ 08840.

MEHS Online Store! In addition to the merchandise listed below, the Society now has an online store with tons of local history items. Check it out on a regular basis; we're adding new products all of the time.



• Boyhood Days in Old Metuchen (David Trumbull Marshall, 1930)....$15.00

o A classic tale about growing up in Metuchen in the 1890’s. (T-E)

• Crumbs of Comfort (Reproduction of 1888 cookbook)....$7.00

o Includes a History of Metuchen & Her Churches (1888) by Rev. JG Mason, and a recipe for cooking husbands. Plus advertisements of local businesses.

• The Hole in the Doughnut (Allen C Hansen)....$20.00

o Growing up in Pre-World War II Metuchen. Only 5 left!

• Guide to Edison Township (Ian Durand/April Cormaci)…..$6.00

o Current information about Edison, plus history and maps.(T-E)

• Images of America: Edison (Stacy Spies)....$19.00 (T-E)

• Images of America: Fords (Joanne DeAmicis Bulla)....$19.00 Only 6 left!

• Images of America: Metuchen (Stacy Spies)....$19.00

• Researching Your Old House Workbook (2006)….$15.00 Only 3 left!

• Booklet: How to research a house....$1.00


• Metuchen (1868)(17.5”w X 23”h)....$3.00

• Raritan Township (1876)(18”w X 25”h)....$3.00

o Including an insert map showing the Menlo Park Neighborhood before Thomas Edison arrived. (T-E)


• Poster: Toonerville Trolley, Metuchen (14”w X 21”h)....$3.00

o A photo and description of the one car trolley that ran down Main St. Metuchen until 1922.


• Allen-Ayers House, Metuchen (black and white)....$1.00

• Horse Trough, Metuchen (black and white)....$1.00

• Pennsylvania Railroad Station, Metuchen (black and white)....$1.00

• Shotwell House, Edison (black and white)....$1.00

• St. James Episcopal Church, Edison (black and white)....$1.00

• Thomas Edison's Laboratory, Menlo Park....$1.00 (T-E)

• NJ Turnpike in Middlesex County COLOR…$1.00


• Franklin School, Metuchen (matted watercolor)....$20.00

o This fine art print of the old High School which was on Middlesex Ave. until the late 1990’s.

Note Cards:

• Four Historic Houses, Metuchen (box of 12 cards, 4 of each house)....$5.00

o DeMott/Henning House, 1901 (no longer existing);

o Mary Wilkins Freeman House, Lake Avenue (no longer existing);

o 280 Amboy Avenue (structure predates Revolutionary War);

o Robins Estate, Woodbridge Avenue, 1800s (current site of Redfield Village).

Video Tape:

• Scenes of Historic Metuchen....$5.00 Only 3 left!

Photograph Reproductions:

• 4”x 6” reprints…$7.50

• 8” x 10” reprints…$12.00

Call Walter Stochel 732-906-0529 for more information.


MEHS online shop