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The Underground Railroad

By Victoria Scannella, Library Assistant 

The Trans-Atlantic Slave trade began around 1526 and was active until 1867. However, it was between 1720 to 1780 that most of the enslaved people […]

On Board The Sophia

Written and Researched by Victoria Scannella, Library Assistant

In order to start October with a bang, I’ve decided that this next blog post should be a wild story from start […]

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 […]

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.

Mailing Address:

Cumberland County Historical Society
P.O. Box 16
Greenwich, New Jersey 08323

The telephone number is 856-455-8580. Our email address is

Upcoming Events

Reading of the Declaration of Independence at Potter’s Tavern

July 4, 2024, 12pm

Looking for something to do on the 4th of July? Come visit a museum that has a history connected to the Revolution, Potter’s Tavern! A live reading of the Declaration of Independence will be held at noon. See you then!

Check out our new podcast, now available on Spotify!

Check out our new merchandise, now available on Bonfire! All purchases directly support CCHS.


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

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


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Do you like history?

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.

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.”


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