Rockaway Borough seal

1 E. Main St.
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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Rockaway Borough Historical Committee

The Rockaway Historical Committee is a community organization that provides a means for contributing and preserving historical, cultural, and educational heritage of the Borough of Rockaway.

Contact Us

The Committee can be contacted by email:


The Historical Committee normally meets at the Rockaway Borough Community Center at 10 AM on the fourth Saturday of the month. Any changes of the meeting schedule will be noted on the meetings page. Click here for meeting schedule, minutes, agendas, and virtual meeting information.


Museum Open House

Every 4th Sunday of the month (except for July-August) 1:00 to 3:00 PM

2023 Cars and Coffee Rockaway, April 30, 8 AM to Noon, Donatoni Field

Cars and Coffee

April 30, 2023
8 AM to 12 Noon
Donatoni Field
All makes and models welcome. Casual, no pre-registration. 55 spaces available. Donations to RBHC appreciated. Hot coffee served. No alcohol permitted. For more information email
See poster

Civil War Monument, Rockaway, NJ

Memorial Service for Soldiers of the 27th Regiment of NJ Volunteer Infantry

May 27, 2023
1 PM
Civil War Monument Rockaway Presbyterian Church Cemetery
A memorial service will be held for the soldiers who served with the 27th Regiment of New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. A special tribute will be given to the victims of the Cumberland River Accident of 1863.
See flyer

Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2023

Town-Wide Yard Sale

Saturday, September 30, 2023
Rain date: Saturday, October 7, 2023

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Historic Cemetery Tour



Historical Society of Rockaway Township

HSRT issues February 2023 Bulletin. See bulletin.(1.5 MB PDF. Opens in a new window.)


museum entrance door with wheelchair ramp

The Borough of Rockaway Historical Committee Museum is open to the public the 4thSunday of the month from 1 to 3 PM. Visits are by appointment only during the months of July and August. Contact Us to schedule a summer appointment. The museum is located at 199 West Main Street, next to Donatoni Park. We encourage you to stop by to explore and experience the rich history of Rockaway Borough.

Museum 2023 Open House Dates


Feb 26
Mar 26
Apr 23
May 28
June 25
Sept 24
Oct 29
Nov 26
Dec 17

Commemorative Items

The Rockaway Borough Historical Committe has a wide selection of Rockaway Borough Historical Commemorative items available. These include beautifly crafted holiday ornaments, historical maps and books that capture the rich history of Rockaway, coffee mugs, and much more! Many are limited editions. These items make a wonderful compliment to your home, office, or book collection—and they make great gifts. All items are available for sale at our Museum. Here's a sample of what you can find on our shelves:

fire truck ornament white with red firetruck

Commemorative ornament celebrating the Borough’s Fire department’s 125th anniversary. $10.



sample of three books


coffee mugs

Coffee Mugs

grey tshirt with historical committee logo of old car


key chains and a mantel-type do-dad of the municipal firehouse

More stuff!

Veterans Memorial

Memorial Park, pathway and towers, american flag

The Veterans Memorial is dedicatd to those who lived in Rockaway Borough and served in the armed forces. It is located at 82 East Main Street, next to the library.

Memorial Walkway

The Borough of Rockaway Historical Committee is selling engraved memorial bricks which will be placed in the walkway at the Veteran’s Memorial adjacent to the Rockaway Borough Public Library. See the Memorial Walkway page for more information.

Veterans Memorial Tower

The Tower contains the known names of those who left for the Military from Rockaway Borough and served during a time of war, starting with the Spanish American War of 1898 & 1899 through Iraq and Afganistan. If you know of a Rockaway Borough veteran who served during war time and is not named on the Tower, please Contact the Rockaway Borough Historical Committee with the Veteran's name and Branch of Service.

Membership and Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Member or Volunteer

The Rockaway Borough Historical Committee is looking for extra hands to help with various projects, events, and activities. If you are interested in helping your community, please Email the Rockaway Borough Historical Committee. A small time commitment makes a large impact!

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