EVENTS

8th ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE
CONTEST & DISPLAY
Sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society

GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!

Now is the time for holiday bakers to think about the creation of a magical gingerbread structure to enter in the annual community Gingerbread House Contest and Display.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Santa’s Workshop in Greenwich

The entire community—kids, families, youth groups, scout troops, schools, 4-H clubs, nursing facilities, senior centers and all organizations—are invited to create a gingerbread structure and participate in the contest. Open to all ages! Fill your bowls with sprinkles, sugar crystals, candies, raisins, chocolate chips and more sweets to decorate your structure.

Deliver your creation to Santa’s Workshop, located at 884 Ye Greate Street in Greenwich between the hours of 9 a.m. and Noon on Saturday, December 9th. Judging begins at 1 p.m.

Your creation will be on exhibit for “Christmas in Greenwich” the next day, Sunday, December 10th.

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Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Display click here



49TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN GREENWICH HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR

Sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 12 to 5 p.m.

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Visit Santa Himself While He Is In Greenwich!

49th Annual “Christmas in Greenwich”
Holiday House Tour

Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 12 to 5 p.m.


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2018 AUTHOR SERIES

Meet at the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Library – 981 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich NJ 08323

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 2 to 4 p.m.

“The Greenwich Tea Burning in History and Memory”

Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 2 to 4 p.m.

“Photographic Moorings:  Portraying Life and Place on the Delaware”

Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 2 to 4 p.m.

“Oyster Shipping Sheds” and “Changing Tides”

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PO Box 16, Greenwich, New Jersey 08323

2018 HEARTHSIDE DINNERS

 AT THE GIBBON HOUSE IN GREENWICH

Step back in time and experience an authentic hearthside dinner by candlelight in the colonial 1740 kitchen in the Gibbon House located at 960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, New Jersey 08323.

The smells of home cooked goodness will come to life as you enjoy the warmth of the fire and a savory meal of a bygone era.  You will be seated near the original 9’ fireplace and mingle with other dinner guests.

Hearthside Dinner on January 27, 2018

Appetizers begin at 5:30 p.m.    Dinner is served at 6 p.m.

Main Course:  Beef

Hearthside Dinner on February 24, 2018

Appetizers begin at 5:30 p.m.    Dinner is served at 6 p.m.

Main Course: Pork

Hearthside Dinner on March 24, 2018

Appetizers begin at 5:30 p.m.    Dinner is served at 6 p.m.

Main Course: Ham

Each menu is based on recipes from cookbooks of the day and includes foods that were typically served during the winter months.

Cost:  $65 per person/$110 per couple

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - SEATING IS LIMITED

Avoid disappointment by reserving early since the Hearthside Dinners are very popular!

For more information and to make your reservation, please call the Lummis Library at 856-455-8580.

Note:  Menu is subject to change.

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The Cumberland County Historical Soci
ety Receives First Prize in the

Kevin M. Hale Publication Awards

The League of Historical Societies of New Jersey has announced that the Cumberland County Historical Society has won first prize in the Kevin M. Hale Publication Awards for their book Early Wood Architecture of Cumberland County, New Jersey by Joan Berkey.   The award is being presented on June 11, 2016, during the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey's Spring Meeting at the Tewksbury Historical Society in Hunterdon County. 

The LHSNJ is composed of nearly 250 local historical societies, museums, libraries, historic sites, cultural and heritage commissions, genealogical societies, and other history-related organizations. The Hale Awards were created to mark the achievements of member societies. The award categories include books, booklets, brochures, calendars, DVDs, journals, newsletters, pamphlets and posters.

The Cumberland County Historical Society received grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission: New Jersey Department of State that allowed the Society to hire noted architectural historian Joan Berkey to research and write the book over a four year period, and to publish the hardcover book in August 2015. Berkey spent countless hours examining 51 buildings, focusing on those erected before ca. 1750 and researching the history of heavy timber frame construction to place the buildings in context. The Cumberland County Historical Society is grateful for all of Joan’s efforts to make this amazing publication possible!!

New Book about Cumberland County’s Historic Architecture Available

The Cumberland County Historical Society is proud to announce that its newly-published book, Early Wood Architecture of Cumberland County, New Jersey, is now available for purchase. 
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Create a Legacy
on the
Pathway to History

Click here for details on how to purchase a commemorative brick.

About the Cumberland County Historical Society

The office of the Cumberland County Historical Society is located in the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Library, located at 981 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, New Jersey 08323.

Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Library is open for research on Wednesday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4 pm. Click here for more details.

The telephone number is 856-455-8580 or please visit our website at www.cchistsoc.org. Our email address is cchistsoc@verizon.net.

In 1905, at the same time plans were being made to erect a monument to commemorate the Tea Burning in Greenwich, the Cumberland County Historical Society was organized as a non-profit corporation. The first recorded meeting of the incorporators of the Cumberland County Historical Society was held in the old Cumberland County Court House on Broad Street in Bridgeton at 2 PM on December 2, 1908.

These Charter Members organized the Society in order to apply to the Board of Freeholders and the State Legislature for funds to erect a monument inGreenwich to the memory of the brave Patriots who burned the tea on December 22, 1774.

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