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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“C.F. Seabrook: Construction Engineer, 1920-1931” by John Seabrook
Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical & Historical Library, located at 981 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich
John Seabrook, writer for the New Yorker, will be giving a lecture titled: “C.F. Seabrook: Construction Engineer, 1920-1931.” Though he is remembered as a farmer, C.F. Seabrook was considered one of America’s leading road builders, a career that suited him in some ways better than farming. Beginning with Route 77, C.F., and continuing with the Philadelphia Centennial, C.F. built a reputation so great in the U.S. that the Soviet Union brought Seabrook to Moscow to build thousands of miles of roads, in 1929, as part of Stalin’s first Five Year Plan. This venture ended in disaster and litigation, and brought C.F. back to South Jersey for his third and final act as a frozen food pioneer. My recent research, including documents obtained from the former Soviet Archives for the first time, shed new light on this most interesting chapter in the life C.F. Seabrook.
No Better Time to Become a Member
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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.
Create a Legacy
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 email@example.com
Do you like history?
Interested in pursuing a career in museums/archives?
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.
Support the CCHS
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 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.”