About Us


The Wallisch Homestead was left to the West Milford Township and the Board of Education to be used for general recreation and education. It is one of the last remaining properties that reflects Northern New Jersey’s agricultural heritage and West Milford’s past.

The Friends of Wallisch Homestead is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group. Our mission is to support West Milford Township, the Board of Education, and other community groups in the preservation and adaptive reuse of the Homestead buildings and land as a living record of the community’s cultural and economic heritage.

We do this by:

  • Providing community connection and advocacy for the homestead
  • Increasing awareness of the homestead’s historic and cultural value
  • Raising funds for preserving and reusing the buildings and land.

The Friends of Wallisch Homestead was started in 2013 as a non-profit volunteer organization that seeks to raise public awareness of the historic importance and beauty of the Homestead and its value to our community for future use as a cultural, recreational, and educational center.

We believe the Wallisch Homestead has the potential to offer a wide variety of historic, cultural, and recreational uses for both residents and visitors.