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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.

Upcoming Events

Desserts Through Time
Saturday, August 18th from 2pm-4pm

Desserts Through Time: Join the Cumberland County Historical Society for an Afternoon of Desserts & History.
Historical desserts will be served during small lectures on desserts of the 18th to the 20th Century. The event will be held on August 18th, 2018 from 2pm-4pm at the Gibbon House. Seating is limited, contact the society to make your reservation!
$5 per person

47th Annual Artisans’ Faire and Marketplace
September 29 and 30, 2018
Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.),

c. 1730 Gibbon House 960 Ye Greate Street
Greenwich, NJ08323

On the grounds of the Gibbon House, located at 960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich

Admission is $5 (Children under 12 free)      Free Parking

Joining us this year are the Wheaton Arts Glass Blowers; Rutgers Master Gardeners’ Butterfly Tent; Pirates; and Re-enactors

Plus—featuring 90 vendors, artisans, crafts people and historical displays

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Potter’s Tavern Open

Potter’s Tavern

Open July 22nd snd July 29th between the hours of 1 – 4 P.M.

The Cumberland County Historical Society is very excited to announce that the Potter’s Tavern will be open on Sunday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 29th between the hours of 1 – 4 P.M.  We hope you will join us for a tour of this historical building and explore one of the County’s oldest preserved landmarks.  The Tavern is located at 51 West Broad Street, Bridgeton.

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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
on the
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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Museums and Exhibits

The Gibbon House

The Gibbon House is now open for tours, Tuesday through Sunday, 1pm to 4pm.

The Gibbon House

Come check out our exhibit on the 120th Anniversary of the Spanish American War of 1898. Where Bridgeton resident, Samuel L. Brown, served as a private.

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

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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