Our Mission

The mission of the Phillipsburg Area Historical Society (PAHS) is to preserve and honor the history and integrity of the land, people and properties in Phillipsburg and surrounding communities and to pass on, through education, an understanding of the past and the importance of its preservation for the future.


To gather , preserve and make available to a wide audience materials such as art, books, clippings, photographs, etc. pertinent to the history of the area; to encourage preservation of historic structures and those of architectural merit; work with the region’s schools and faculty to promote an awareness of the region’s history; work with area organizations and government entities to promote historic/cultural tourism; disseminate and make available materials relating to the area’s history; restore and maintain the Roseberry Homestead; build an organization that will carry on these tasks.

For purposes of research and expenditures, the Phillipsburg area shall be defined as the Town of Phillipsburg, the boroughs of Alpha and Bloomsbury, and the following townships: Pohatcong, Harmony, Lopatcong, and Greenwich.

Not for Profit Status

Phillipsburg Area Historical Society is a registered not-for-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and therefore is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170. Phillipsburg Area Historical Society also meets New Jersey State Charitable status under registration #CH4170400 and can publicly solicit contributions.


President: Melissa Lupi

Vice President: Richard Backes

Recording Secretary: Carol Lupi

Treasurer: Pamela Backes

Corresponding Secretary: (un-filled)

Board Members

Donna Fulton – Chairperson

Carol Lupi

Susan Beall

Bettyann Roseberry Wright