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What is a Deed of Gift?
Obtaining a signed copy of a Deed of Gift is an important step to processing and making the donation fully part of the collections. Without that form, we are unable to […]
Chronology of Greenwich, N.J. Cumberland County — UPDATED
2001- Sara Langley Watson honored for 34 years as president of the Cumberland County Historical Society.
2002- Ship John sold to a Philadelphian, no opening.
2002- Meeting to repair the dike; […]
See the World in a New Way: A Brief History of the Stereoscope
For some time in the early nineteenth century, the eyes were a focal point of scientific research. Scientists were fascinated by what our eyes could do, both individually […]
A Spoonful of False Promises: Patent Medicines and George H. Whipple & Son Drugstore
In 1870, George Henry Whipple and Edwin F. Brewster started Whipple & Son Drugstore in Bridgeton, NJ on the corner of Broad and Fayette Street. Although the partnership was short-lived, […]
Nameless Faces of the Past
Today, old photographs can be found in attics, basements, antique shops, and even archives that showcase people whose […]
An Ancestor of the Salem Witch Trials in Fairfield, NJ: Rev. Noyes Parris and the Fairfield Presbyterian Church, 1692-1748
Working in a research and genealogical library, it is common for people to be excited to share their ancestry and the great figures of the past that they are related […]
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 telephone number is 856-455-8580. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCHS has organized an internship committee to begin creating a formal internship program for the Spring semester of 2024. We would like to compensate our interns and are welcoming donations to go towards the program. If you would like to make a donation, please mail a check payable to CCHS with “intern” in the memo to CCHS Po Box 16 Greenwich, NJ 08323 or click the button below. Thank you for your support!
No Better Time to Become a Member
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
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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.”