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Permanent Exhibits

  • Passage to Progress: The Morris Canal and The Transformation of Lake Hopatcong
  • Simpler Times at Lake Hopatcong
  • Jewel Of the Mountains: The Great Hotel Era at Lake Hopatcong
  • Famous Folks, featuring former Lake Hopatcong Residents Hudson Maxim, Lotta Crabtree and Joe Cook
  • Greetings from Bertrand Island Amusement Park


Our mission is to collect, house and preserve artifacts and documents relating to the civil, political, social and general history of Lake Hopatcong and to encourage the education and dissemination of information about Lake Hopatcong's history.

As a result we maintain collections on the following topics and individuals relating to Lake Hopatcong's history:

  • Ans Decker & Decker Fishing Lures
  • Bertrand Island Park
  • Bette Cooper, Miss America 1937
  • Breslin Park
  • Central Railroad of New Jersey
  • Cornelia Gilissen
  • Francis Himpler
  • Fred Jacoby & Jacoby Boat Works
  • Garret Hobart
  • George G. Green
  • Hopatcong
  • Hudson Maxim
  • Ice Houses & Harvesting
  • Joe Cook
  • Lackawanna Railroad
  • Lake Hopatcong Angler & Breeze Newspapers
  • Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club
  • Lakeside Theatre
  • Landing
  • Lenape
  • Lotta Crabtree
  • Morris Canal
  • Morris County Traction Company
  • Mount Arlington
  • Nolan's Point
  • Nolan's Point Amusement Park
  • Northwood
  • Ogden Mine Railroad
  • Owen McGiveney
  • Palace Theatre
  • P.J. Monahan, Illustrator
  • River Styx
  • Sam Goodman, Lifeguard
  • Shippenport
  • Skate Sailing Association of America Archives
  • William Harris, Photographer
  • Woodport

For Information please call 973-398-2616
or e-mail us at info@lakehopatconghistory.com

Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
PO Box 668  -  Landing, NJ 07850