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.

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Upcoming Events

Quizzo Night at the Glasstown Brewing Company
August 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Cumberland County Historical Society is excited to announce its second Quizzo Night at the Glasstown Brewing Company! All new questions! From 5-6pm sign up your team to answer questions on an array of different topics from History to Popular Culture and Sports! Quizzo begins at 6pm! Put your knowledge to the test!

If you’re interested in signing up please contact us at brittlp48@gmail.com or call us at 856-455-8580

Teams can consist of anywhere between 1 – 6 members.

48th Annual Artisans’ Faire and Marketplace
September 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), September 28 and 29, 2019
on the grounds of the Gibbon House, located at 960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich

Admission is $5 (Children under 12 free)
Members with Membership card $3

Joining us this year are the Wheaton Arts Glass Blowers; Antique Bicycles
Plus—featuring 90 vendors, artisans, crafts people and historical displays

Saturday: British Invasion Car Show (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and
Sunday: American Classic Car Show – Selected Cars from 1910 to 1980 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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Employment Opportunity

The Gibbon House Museum, part of the Cumberland County Historical Society is currently hiring for a part-time docent. This is an entry level position. The hours would fluctuate between 6-9 hours a week and the hourly rate is $10. The museum is open 1-4pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

Job Description: Docent, The Gibbon House Museum

– The Docent at the Gibbon House Museum reports to the Curator of the Gibbon House.
– The Docent at the Gibbon House Museum performs the following tasks/duties:

  • Conducts tours of the Gibbon House Museum.
  • Performs light custodial duties.
  • Works with the Curator to maintain up-to-date, historically accurate programs
  • Assists at Gibbon House/CCHS annual/special events.
  • Co-ordinates with Gibbon House Volunteers
  • Maintains Gibbon House operations under the direction of the Curator.
  • Performs additional tasks/duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • The candidate must be able to work independently, outgoing, and possess strong communication skills.
  • Candidate must be enthusiastic about history.
  • Candidate must be able to walk up and down steps.
  • Some background in history ie college courses; associates degree preferred.

Interested candidates can send their CV or resume and a cover letter to ghcurator@gmail.com.

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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