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The Mystery of the Buried Box

The Cumberland County Historical Society received a donation in November of a small little metal box (2.25 in x 1.25 in ), with cards in it for a Tak-A-Tik company in Bridgeton, NJ […]

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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12th Annual Gingerbread Contest & Display  – Virtual Event
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Holiday Lights Tour
Holiday Lights Tour
December 12th, 2021 5-8pm

Maps and Programs are available at the Lummis Library at 981 Ye Greate Street.

Enjoy a self-guided tour of decorated houses. Stop in to visit Santa’s Workshop and pick up some refreshments at the Fire Hall! Listen to some music at the Baptist Church and see Civil War Reenactors at the Gibbon House! For more information, call 856-455-8580.

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We Hiring for a Curator at the John DuBois Maritime Museum

The John DuBois Maritime Museum, part of the Cumberland County Historical Society is currently hiring for a part-time curator. The position is part-time with fluctuated hours. The position is $12/hour. The Museum is open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 4pm in March to December.

Qualifications:

  • The candidate must be able to work independently, outgoing, and possess strong communication skills.
  • Candidate must be enthusiastic about history.
  • Candidate must have a Bachelors in history or in Public History.

Interested candidates can send their CV or resume to Brittney Ingersoll at brittlp48@gmail.com.


We Hiring for an Administrative Assistant

The Cumberland County Historical Society is currently hiring for a part-time Administrative Assistant. The position is $12/hour and consists of 9 hours a week and can fluctuate during certain parts of the year.

Qualifications:

• The candidate must be able to work independently, outgoing, and possess strong communication skills.

•The candidate must be proficient in Canva, Microsoft Office, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Interested candidates can send their CV or resume to Brittney Ingersoll at brittlp48@gmail.com.

No Better Time to Become a Member

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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Interested in pursuing a career in museums/archives?

The Gibbon House

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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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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