Community Outreach

A Foundation For Giving

The Blairstown Museum’s Board of Trustees is comprised of Rotarians and a decorated Vietnam War Veteran. Throughout their lives they have exhibited charitable service and selfless sacrifice to our community, country and world.

One of our favorite quotes is by Marjorie Moore. She said, “You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” With that in mind, we try to live a life of Service Above Self, and those deeply held beliefs are woven into the fabric and embedded into the foundation of the Blairstown Museum.

Unity In The Community

Our history continually reveals the courage, strength and indefatigability of individuals and organizations united in the cause to preserve, protect and serve residents throughout the greater Blairstown area.

While John Insley Blair did not invent service to others, he did live an inspiring life of philanthropy. It is said, when Rockefeller and Carnegie began to give money away, they were simply following John Insley Blair’s lead.

Following in Mr. Blair’s footsteps, the Blairstown Museum has supported American Legion Post 258 Givens-Belet, BES Paws to the Pavement, Blair Woman’s Club, Blairstown Rotary Club, Charity Dunk Tanks, Foodshed Alliance, Free Community Events, Greater Blairstown Business Association, Local Food Pantry Guests, Warm Hearts Warm Lives 4H Club and many others.

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Program Details
LOCATION
Blairstown Museum
26 Main Street
Blairstown, NJ 07825
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DATE & TIME
Month of April

COLLECTION
We are collecting: dry pasta and pasta sauce; cereal and oatmeal; tuna fish and peanut butter; rice-a-roni and hamburger helper; and tea and coffee.

Service Above Self
Food Drive
Thanksgiving Food Drive

Since 2002, our Founders have provided families with their own Thanksgiving meal. This tradition now continues through the Blairstown Museum. Since 2016, Museum volunteers and supporters have provided over 100 families in Blairstown, Hope, Hardwick, Knowlton and Belvidere with their own turkey, side dishes, and fresh pies.

Love Thy Neighbor
Love thy Neighbor

Since January 1, 2016 the Blairstown Museum has partnered with individuals and local businesses to host quarterly “Love Thy Neighbor” collection events. These charitable gatherings generate large donations of bath products, clothing, coats, costume jewelry, perfume, socks, and other personal care items for local food pantry recipients.


Blairstown Area Food Pantry Schedule

1ST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
9:30AM – 11:30AM
First United Methodist Church
10 Stillwater Road Blairstown, NJ 07825
Contact: Claire Smith Ι Phone: 908-362-6693

2ND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
9:30AM – 11:30AM
Evangelical Free Church Of Blairstown
10 Lambert Road Blairstown, NJ 07825
Contact: Jill Ultima Ι Phone: 908-362-8979

3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
9:30AM – 11:30AM
First Presbyterian Church Of Blairstown
35 Main Street Blairstown, NJ 07825
Contact: Erika Wulster Ι Phone: 908-362-5769

4TH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
9:00AM – 11:00AM
St. Jude’s Catholic Church
7 Eisenhower Road Blairstown, NJ 07825
Contact: Virginia Dolberg Ι Phone: 908-362-6444

4TH AND 5TH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Knowlton Methodist Church
509 Route 94 Columbia, NJ 07832
Contact: Not Provided Ι Phone: 908-496-4313

1ST THREE MONDAYS OF THE MONTH
9:00AM – 12:00PM
St. John’s Methodist Church
354 High Street Hope, NJ 07844
Contact: Not Provided Ι Phone: 908-459-5759