Clayton Historic Preservation

Clayton, New Jersey 08312

Clayton Historical Presevation, Inc (CHP) offers a variety of membership opportunities to help you contribute to our great cause! The three easiest options to support CHP are through annual monetary donations via our membership program, historical item donations for preservation at the museum, and volunteerism.


Membership** Program:

  • Annual Individual                         $12.00
  • Annual Family                              $20.00  
  • Annual Benefactor                        $25.00
  • Annual Business                           $50.00 
  • Lifetime Individual                       $100.00
  • Lifetime Business                         $250.00


**Membership entitles associate to receive our quarterly newsletter for one year. Membership are non-transferable. Please make your check or money order payable to CHP and mail it to CHP, PO Box 29, Clayton, NJ 08312-0029.


If you are already a member of the Clayton Historic Preservation, we hope you will continue your annual membership. CHP memberships also make a great gift idea for the Holidays, birthdays, new neighbor welcoming gift, far from home military personnel, or for that special someone who holds Clayton close to their heart.


Thank you for helping us preserve Clayton's unique heritage through your continuing support.  As our displays change, we hope you visit us often to see all we have to share with the community. 

And- if you haven't been with us for a while, please join us again; we've missed you. Please consider becoming a member again!

Artifact/Item Donation:

Clayton Historic Preservation, Inc. (CHP) collects personal papers, local business and organization records, photographs, scrapbooks, early maps, genealogies, church histories, family Bibles, Civil War sketches and history books, newspapers, artifacts, and more. All items are available for viewing at our Museum. Our museum archival holdings total over 100 linear feet of materials, dating from circa 1850 to present! The museum is a showplace for these Clayton artifacts.



Volunteers Needed:

If you have a keen interest in local history, CHP is looking for volunteers to assist us to collect and catalog our artifacts and donated items, as well as assistance with some special events. Please visit our Contact Us page for additional information.





 Clayton Historic Preservation, Inc. (CHP) is a nonprofit organization under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c)(3).  Donors can deduct contributions they make under IRC Section 170.  CHP also is qualified to receive deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055,2106, or 2522.

Business Lifetime Members



Barclay Funeral Home, Clayton, NJ

Clayton Volunteer Fire Co. #1, Inc., Clayton, NJ

Doughty's Furniture & Mattress, Clayton, NJ

Hungerford & Terry, Inc., Clayton, NJ




2018-2019 Business Members


Ewing Associates - Land Surveyors, Clayton, NJ

Fulton Bank of New Jersey

Timothy D. Scaffidi, Esquire, Woodbury, NJ




Revised 11/26/2018