Sponsored by The Union County Cultural Heritage Commission
The Carter House Museum will be open for visitors to tour the house and our collection of Summit artifacts, showing the city’s history from its earliest days before the American Revolution, to the 1830s, when the first train arrived, up to the present time.
Tour other historic buildings throughout Union County, including Summit's Twin Maples and the Summit Playhouse.
The Carter House will be open:
Saturday 10/19 noon-5pm
Sunday 10/20 noon-5pm
The Summit Historical Society
The Summit Historical Society was formed in 1929, but was largely inactive until the early 1960’s. In 1962, the Summit Herald lamented that Summit did not have a historical society, only to find out that one did exist. Spurred by renewed interest in Summit's history, the Summit Historical Society has actively pursued the preservation and dissemination of information about Summit's past. Today, we have assembled a large archive of photographs, genealogy files, Summit house files, other historic structures surveys, maps, newspapers, postcards, yearbooks and city tax atlases. The archive also includes city directories dating back to 1890. We are continually adding new items to this archive, and we welcome donations of materials relating to Summit’s past.
September - June
Tuesdays 9 am - noon
Wednesdays 1 pm -4 pm
Or by appointment
July & August by appointment only