We are happy to announce that we have opening dates for the Gibbon House Museum, the Alan Ewing Carman Museum of Prehistory in Cumberland County and the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Research Library. The Gibbon House will reopen on July 2nd and the Prehistory Museum and Lummis Library on July 8th by appointment only. Please check out our latest blog post for the guidelines. https://cchistsoc.org/cchs-reopening/

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CCHS Reopening

We are happy to announce that we have opening dates for the Gibbon House Museum, the Alan Ewing Carman Museum of Prehistory in Cumberland County and the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Research […]

About the CCHS

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.

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Mailing Address:

Cumberland County Historical Society
P.O. Box 16
Greenwich, New Jersey 08323

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. Our email address is cchistsoc@verizon.net.

Due to the accessibility issues surrounding COVID-19, our newsletters will be password free and fully accessible until further notice.

Upcoming Events

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Sail aboard the historic Schooner A.J. Meerwald

Come and enjoy an amazing sail aboard the historic Schooner A.J. Meerwald. Help raise the sails and join in singing sea shanties or just sit back and relax. Public sail tickets are available Thursdays through Sundays in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Come enjoy a relaxing sail while learning about the local culture, history, and environment of the Maurice River. Guests are welcome to bring food and beverage on board (no hard liquor please), or enjoy a meal before or after your sail at the Oyster Cracker Café! Ticket prices are: morning sails – $30 for adults / $20 for children and seniors; afternoon and evening sails – $40 for adults / $30 for children and seniors. Use the code CCHS2020 when purchasing your ticket by phone at (856)785-2060 or using the link below and a percentage of your ticket sale will be donated to the Cumberland County Historical Society! Check the Bayshore Center’s website for exact sailing times and dates.

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Have you subscribed to our YouTube Channel yet? We have many new exciting projects planned throughout the month of August! More exhibit videos and a brand new educational series coming soon!

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Of Interest

The Cumberland County Historical Society 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.

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Create a Legacy
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Pathway to History

Dedicated on September 28, 2014, the Pathway to History Brick Memorial Walkway is located at the vestibule side entrance to the c. 1730 Gibbon House.

Memorial bricks are available for purchase for a limited time at a price of $125 per 4″x8″ brick. There is a limit of 36 laser-engraved characters total and no more than 12 characters per line. Each blank space counts as a character. Bricks can memorialize someone living or deceased. The purchase of a memorial brick, in the Pathway to History, is an excellent way to support the Cumberland County Historical Society while simultaneously recognizing someone who has made a difference in the donor’s life. All funds generated from the purchase of memorial bricks are being deposited into the Historical Society’s professionally managed permanent endowment.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Peck at 856-455-8580 or email cchistsoc@verizon.net

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The Cumberland County Historical Society offers a number of different types of projects for those looking for internships or volunteer opportunities. The Society is in constant motion throughout the year with its normal daily operations, special projects, and events.

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Ways to Give to the Cumberland County Historical Society

There are many ways to help insure the Society’s financial viability, as outlined below:

Membership

Membership is the most basic way to support the Cumberland County Historical Society.  The benefits of membership are described in a separate web page.  Please visit “Join.”

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