Mountainside History
& The Hetfield House
Mountainside Restoration Committee, Inc.
Mountainside, New Jersey
What's Happening at the Hetfield House & Levi Cory House?
Honor A Vet...Buy A Brick!

Help Restore The
Levi Cory House ...
Buy a Brick!

The Mountainside Restoration
Committee is raising money to
fund various needed projects
in the Hetfield House & to help
fund the restoration of the Levi
Cory House.
The next brick dedication for
Veterans  & others will take
place on Veteran's Day.
Tue., Nov. 11, 2014
Learn more.
"THE HISTORY OF
MOUNTAINSIDE:
1945-2007 - It Was Only
Yesterday"
by, Connie McNamara
NOW AVAILABLE
(Click on "History" tab at top
of page for information)

                                 


                               
UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS - 2014

                                         THE HETFIELD HOUSE NOW HAS A NEW NEIGHBOR...
                                        THE LEVI CORY HOUSE - PLEASE HELP US WITH THE RESTORATION!
                              
DONATE ONLINE HERE

"PUT A PLAQUE IN IT" FUND RAISER
Sponsor a window, door, fireplace, staircase, room, etc. inside the Levi Cory House.
A permanent plaque will be affixed to the inside of the house with your message.
(further information)

ANNUAL NEWSLETTER AND FUND RAISING MAILING
Watch your mail for the Mountainside Restoration Committee's annual newsletter and fund raising mailing.
Don't miss the chances to win great prizes and help us to restore the Levi Cory House and Hetfield House.
The drawing was held on May 4th, 2014.
Drawing Winners were:  First Prize:  Rosemary Graziano; Second Prize:  Patty Wolklin and Third Prize:  Karen Patterson.
Read the newsletter
here.

ANNUAL FALL MUM AND PLANT SALE
Thursday through Sunday, September 18-21 from 9am-4pm
at the Hetfield House

GARAGE SALE AT HETFIELD HOUSE
Saturday, September 20 - 9am-2pm
Donations of saleable items to be sold at this garage sale can be dropped off at the Hetfield House on Thursday & Friday,
Oct. 18 & 19 from 9am-4pm.  Proceeds from the garage sale will go toward restoration and maintenance of the Hetfield and
Levi Cory houses.

FOUR CENTURIES IN A WEEKEND OPEN HOUSE
Saturday & Sunday, October 18-19 - (Sat. 10am=5pm; Sun. 12=5pm)
This year, FourCenturies weekend will celebrate the 350th birthday of New Jersey.
Special activities and exhibits will take place at the Hetfield House.
-         In 1892, Mountainside’s Levi Cory House was the site of the founding of the Children’s Country Home which is now
Children’s Specialized Hospital – the largest Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital in the country.  The Hetfield House will have a
special display of artifacts honoring this event.
-        During Saturday & Sunday, renowned collector of Thomas Edison artifacts, Charlie Hummel will be on-hand with many
of his original Thomas Edison inventions and personal items including phonographs, handwritten letters, cylinders &
records, light bulbs, movie items, electric fan, photos & posters and Edison’s personal walking cane.  Thomas Edison, a New
Jersey innovator, helped shape New Jersey’s history.
-        At 12noon on Sunday, the Mountainside Restoration Committee will unveil its newly-acquired collection of artifacts from
the Hetfield family of Elizabeth, NJ.  Donated by the estate of Betty Peterson, wife of Harry who was a direct descendant of
Morris Hetfield (a cousin of Deacon Andrew Hetfield), the Hetfield House now houses an original painting of Abigail (Clark)
Hetfield and her personal belongings as pictured in the painting (1848).  In addition, several pieces of furniture which were
originally in the Hetfield house on Pearl Street in Elizabeth will be on display.  Other newly-acquired Hetfield items include
paintings by R. G. L. Leonori of the Hudson River School of artists.
In addition, the boro of Mountainside will hold several outdoor events at the Hetfield House include art projects, pumpkin
carving, a farmers' market and refreshments.

COOKIE AND HOT COCOA SALE AT MOUNTAINSIDE'S TREE LIGHTING
Saturday, Dec.  6 - 4:30pm at Mountainside Boro Hall
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Mountainside Restoration Committee

ADULT GINGERBREAD OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, Dec.  6 - 1:00-4:00pm

FAMILY GINGERBREAD OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, Dec. 7 - 1:00-4:00pm

COMMUNITY HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING EVENT
Dates T/B/A

THE LEVI CORY HOUSE IS IN PLACE!
After two postponements, Mountainside’s historic Levi Cory House was finally moved on
November 2, 2013 and situated on its permanent lot on November 9th.  Work has been
ongoing to build the foundation and the 4-foot crawl space is now complete.  The house was
lowered onto its new foundation on September 5th, 2014.  Work will soon begin on a new
roof and repair of the building's sill and fascia.

This landmark property on the corner of Mountain Avenue & New Providence Road was sold and will be developed
commercially.  The Mountainside Restoration Committee has acquired the historic structure and raised funds to save it from
demolition, but it had to be moved.  The Borough of Mountainside allowed the house to be permanently placed on Borough
property on Constitution Plaza.  The house, now relocated to its new home, is a fitting neighbor to the Hetfield House.

WE STILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT!  The Committee needs financial and volunteer help to make more history happen.
Contact us immediately and be a part of this very historic move and restoration of this historic structure.
The clock is ticking!   email:  hetfieldhouse1@yahoo.com; call:  (908)789-9420

LEVI CORY HOUSE INFO

VIEW THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION EXPLAINING THE CAMPAIGN

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS TO DATE:
AlphaGraphics, AmeriCare Physical Therapy, Anonymous, Basilico Restaurant, Casey & Keller Engineers, The Center for
Ambulatory Surgery, Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation, Christoffers Florist, Clear Focus, LLC., Colavita, Cowell
family, Dallas Contracting, Daniels family, Donnelly Construction, Elizabeth Auto Glass & Salvage, Dan Falcone Architect,
Ferraro's Restaurant, Foothills Club, Gardiner family, Giannone family, Girl Scouts of Mountainside, Goggi family, Great Smiles
Dental, Harol Landscaping, Walter Heckel & Sons, HP Thomson, Inc.,  HW3 Group, Ingrassia family, Jan’s Realty, Kelley
Family, Klein family, Lease & LaBau, Live Like BJ Foundation, Maxwell’s Furniture Restoration, Mountainside Cleaners,
Mountainside Volunteer Fire Company, Barbara Mullin, Myles F. Kelly, Inc., The Publick House, Questers Old One Horn
Chapter, Salon Divine, Somerset Savings Bank, Gail Stock, Universal Commodities Tea Trading, Inc., VFW - Mountainside
Post, Vigliante family, Watts Mountainside Community Foundation, Western Pest Control
FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE HETFIELD
HOUSE, CLICK "CONTACT" TAB AT
TOP OF PAGE.