Dear Friend of Lake Hopatcong:
Did you know that Lake Hopatcong was once two bodies of water? Or that steamboats were once the
principal mode of transportation on the Lake? Or that Lake Hopatcong was once a major resort with hotels
and rooming houses dotting its shores? Since 1955, our mission has been to preserve the history of our
community. Our Museum, located in the old Canal Lock Tender's House at the State Park in Landing, has
been recognized as one of the finest small museums in New Jersey. Six exhibits present the Lake's history
from the time of the Lenape through "Nickel Nights" at Bertrand Island Amusement Park.
Why not become a part of the fun by joining the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum? Members receive our
quarterly newsletter which contains interesting articles about the Lake's history and keeps you informed of
upcoming activities. As a member you will receive notification of our popular dinner programs and invitations
to special members only events at the Museum. Finally, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your
dues are helping to preserve Lake Hopatcong's history.
We look forward to an exciting future and hope that you will join in exploring the history of New Jersey's
largest lake. Membership in the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum is only $25.00 per year for individuals or
Please remember that we receive no state funding. It's up to our members to keep it going. So why not join