BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Since 1966, the Historical Society of Bloomfield’s (HSOB) mission has been to bring together people interested in the culture, people, and history of our fair city of Bloomfield, NJ. This month, the Society was recognized among many other notable organizations in the state for its extraordinary volunteer and public service and selected as a 2020 Honoree for the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards. 

The New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Award awards are the State’s official recognition for community service and are in partnership with the Governor’s Council on Volunteerism. They reward honorees who “achieve measurable community impact and represent outstanding acts of public service, without the expectation of recognition or compensations.” “The Historical Society of Bloomfield was thrilled to be nominated for a New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award and to stand up with such a prestigious group of nominees,” noted HSOB President Jean Kuras.

The Piscataway Special Olympics Local Training took home the well-deserved Jefferson Award.  Kuras offered congratulations: “Our heartfelt congratulations go out to the Piscataway Special Olympics Local Training team for a job well done and an award well deserved.” 

The awards presentation and ceremony were held virtually on February 20, 2021, at 1 p.m. for members and friends of the Historical Society of Bloomfield and can be viewed at

The HSOB Museum collection consists of furniture, clothing and accessories, tools, household articles, paintings, toys, posters, memorabilia, dioramas, maps, newspapers, postcards, letters, deeds, documents, books, and much more. Visit the Historical Society of Bloomfield’s website at, call 973-743-8844, or email to learn more about the organization.