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

Annual Business Meeting
Annual Business Meeting
November 7 @ 4:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cumberland County Historical Society is holding its Annual Business Meeting on November 7th, 2020 at 4:30 at the Greenwich Baptist Church, located at 928 Ye Greate St, Greenwich, New Jersey 08323.

Due to COVID-19, a dinner will not be offered after the meeting, nor will there be a speaker this year. Because of the changes to the program, there will be no cost for attending the meeting. When attending the meeting please wear a mask.

If you wish to make a donation, we are happy to accept donations which will be given to the Greenwich Baptist Church for allowing us to use their facility. A check can be made out to CCHS, with “Annual Meeting” written in the memo and mailed to PO Box 16 Greenwich, NJ 08323

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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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