The Pottersville Volunteer Fire Company, incorporated in 1954, is an all-volunteer company that provides coverage for the northern third of the Township of Bedminster in Somerset County, in addition to a portion of Tewksbury Township in Hunterdon County. The membership of the company, with the help of our ladies auxiliary, provide fund raising events throughout the year, such as our annual Antique Show and County Dinner event, to help offset the expenses required to provide the service of emergency response. These events supplement the assistance of both the Townships of Bedminster and Tewksbury that we greatly appreciate.
Founded in 1970, The Center for Contemporary Art is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide a vibrant, contemporary cultural center through arts education, exhibition and community outreach that will inspire creativity and enhance people’s lives. The Center is well-known for its art educational programming for adults and children, high quality art exhibitions, Youth Art Month programs, and art outreach programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs, adults with disabilities, at-risk youth, people affected by cancer and seniors.
The Far Hills – Bedminster Fire Department provides fire protection and rescue services to both Far Hills Borough and the Township of Bedminster. The all volunteer fire department has been providing services to the communities since 1901. The firehouse is located at 100 Miller Lane, Bedminster, New Jersey. The Far Hills – Bedminster Fire Department is always looking for new members to fill various positions within the department. There is no experience necessary. All training is provided for free.
The spirit of volunteerism is a proud tradition and one of the defining characteristics of what it means to be part of the Bedminster community. This spirit is alive and well in the dedicated volunteers of the Far Hills – Bedminster First Aid Squad. Founded in 1941, the Far Hills – Bedminster First Aid Squad proudly provides ambulance services the residents of Bedminster, Pluckemin, Pottersville and Far Hills. The 911 system dispatches our volunteers to resident’s homes, businesses, parks & playgrounds as well as roadways and highways. Our skilled technicians provide high quality emergency medical care to our patients as well as comfort and peace-of-mind to their friends and families. All services performed by the Far Hills – Bedminster First Aid Squad are provided at no cost to the patient. Operation and capital costs are funded largely by the generous support of our community through our annual fund drive and additional events such as Bedminster Charities Fall Fest.
The Jacobus Vanderveer House served as headquarters for General Henry Knox during the winter of 1778-79 and is the only known building still standing that was associated with the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment, believed to be the first installation in America to train officers in engineering and artillery. The Jacobus Vanderveer House interprets Dutch colonial life in America as well as the stay by General Knox and his family during the 1778-79 encampment. A National and New Jersey Historic Site, the Jacobus Vanderveer House is a true landmark that offers a vivid look into the history of our country and the lives of those who made it. The Jacobus Vanderveer House is located at 3055 River Road. The entrance to the house is via River Road Park.
Right at the corner of RT. 206 and Lamington Rd, in Bedminster, Clarence Dillon Public Library has as its Mission “To Be Your Community Center”. To that end the library serves its Bedminster and Far Hills residents, offering the traditional library fare of books and computers but also an ever expanding roster of other activities and pursuits such as yoga, bridge and knitting lessons, bus trips, movies, lectures, concerts, an outside Community Growing Garden, and meeting facilities that attract over 10,000 residents a year. A full scale industrial size standby generator is in place to afford shelter and full scale library activities in the event of more climate disruptions such as Hurricane Sandy.
The Bedminster Twp. School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is an organization of parents and teachers who, through their commitment of time and resources, work to enhance the Bedminster Twp. School’s learning environment. We believe that only when students, parents and teachers work together can a child realize the exceptional education that is every parent’s dream and are thus committed to investing our time, energy and resources to further their education. We aspire to maintain an engaged network of parents, teachers, school administrators and community organizations: to promote culturally diverse and enriching educational experiences for our students: to promote the emotional and physical well-being of children in the school, community and home: and to support our teachers, administrators and school by funding innovative technology and resources. The PTO is an integral part of the children’s experience at the Bedminster Twp. School. The Bedminster PTO is dedicated to enhancing the learning experience of our children while continually strengthening our community ties in meaningful ways.