Cumberland County Historical Society

UPCOMING EVENTS TO BE NOTED ON YOUR CALENDAR

CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PO Box 16, 981 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, New Jersey 08323

Joe DeLuca, President

Office: 856-455-8580

Email:  cchistsoc@verizon.net   Web:  http://www.cchistsoc.org  

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FALL 2017 UPCOMING EVENTS

Come and meet the artisans and enjoy the colonial demonstrations at the

46th ANNUAL GREENWICH ARTISANS’ FAIRE AND MARKETPLACE

Presented by the Cumberland County Historical Society

to be held on the grounds of the c. 1730 Gibbon House ~ 960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich NJ 08323

Admission: $5 per person (Children 12 and under free!)  Faire is held rain or shine.  Free parking!

Saturday, September 23   Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, September 24   Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additional information forthcoming!

ANNUAL GREENWICH HALLOWEEN GHOST WALKING TOURS

Presented by the Cumberland County Historical Society

Meet at the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Library

981 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich NJ 08323

Saturday, October 14th; Friday, October 20th; Saturday, October 21st; Friday, October 27th

Two tours each evening – 7 and 8 p.m.  Cost: $5 per person

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - Call 856-455-8580 to register.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL BUSINESS/DINNER MEETING

Presented by the Cumberland County Historical Society

to be held at the historic Greenwich Presbyterian Church – 630 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich NJ 08323

Saturday, November 4, 2017

4:30 Business Meeting; 5 p.m. Ham Dinner; 6 p.m. Program

Guest speaker for the program:  U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Owen S. Garrison, Jr.

Call 856-455-8580 for reservations.

8th ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST

Sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society

Delivery and judging will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 10 a.m. to Noon

at 884 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich NJ 08323

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Additional information forthcoming!

49th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN GREENWICH HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR

Presented by the Cumberland County Historical Society

Sunday, December 10, 2017 ~ Noon to 5 p.m.

Additional information forthcoming!

SANTA’S WORKSHOP

Sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society

Sunday, December 10, 2017 ~ Noon to 5 p.m.

Additional information forthcoming!


CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S

SITES TO SEE AND VISIT ALONG YE GREATE STREET IN GREENWICH

·       1730 Gibbon House – This well-preserved townhouse was erected by Nicholas Gibbon, who built his home in the village because it was convenient for his shipping business.  The house is an excellent example of Flemish bond patterned brick work, with red and blue alternating headers and stretchers forming the pattern and a pent-roof. (Hours open: Tuesday through Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m.  Closed January, February and March.)

·       Swedish Granary – When the granary was built, this part of South Jersey was known as New Sweden.  It is said to be the oldest agricultural building in the United States.  (Same hours as the Gibbon House.)

·       1930 Red Barn Museum – On display are items once used in the homes, farms and industries of Cumberland County.  (Same hours as the Gibbon House.) 

·       Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical & Historical Library – This modern building (1969) was constructed in an authentic colonial style in order to harmonize with the other buildings on Ye Great Street.  The decorative spikes on the slate roof prevent snow or ice from sliding off the roof. Originally built as a bank, the building is now owned by the Society and houses its genealogical library and many documents pertinent to the county’s history.  (Hours open: Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m.)

·       1852 John DuBois Maritime Museum – This museum is home to an extraordinary collection of South Jersey Maritime artifacts collected by John DuBois.  Visitors can step back in time and learn of Greenwich’s rich maritime history.  It provides a look at the water industry that flourished in the area until the Second World War.  Exhibits include models of oyster boats that once plied the bay.  (Hours open: April through mid-December – Sundays only 1 – 4 p.m.)

·       Alan Ewing Carman Museum of Prehistory in Cumberland County – This museum is home to the Archeological American Indian and Fossil Collection of Alan Ewing Carman.  They were collected over fifty-one years of field work.  (Hours open:  Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m.  Closed January, February and March.)

·       1908 Tea Burners’ Monument – The monument was erected in 1908 to commemorate the burning of tea in protest of the hated British Tea Tax.  No event in the history of Cumberland County has received such recognition or has been so highly honored as this act on the part of the young patriots whose names are listed on the monument. 

OTHER SITES IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY MANAGED BY THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Cumberland County Liberty Bell – located in the Cumberland County Courthouse, Broad Street, Bridgeton, New Jersey

Potter's Tavern – located on Broad Street in Bridgeton, New Jersey (Open on July 4th each year.)

Old Stone Church – located in Fairfield Township, Bridgeton, New Jersey

Additional information on front page.


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