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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

Greenwich Artisans’ Faire & Marketplace
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Greenwich Artisans’ Faire & Marketplace
September 25th & 26th

We are happy to announce that the Cumberland County Historical Society is holding its 49th Annual Artisans’ Faire and Marketplace on September 25th & 26th. Contact us at 856-455-8580 for further questions.

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Pumpkin carving and painted competition and ghost walk through the grounds of the Gibbon House
Pumpkin Carving and Painted Competition and Ghost Walk
October 22nd, 2021

The entire community – kids, families, youth groups, scout troops, schools, 4-H club, nursing facilities, senior centers, and all organizations – are invited to create jack-o’-lantern’s and participate in the contest

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Carnival of Souls
Carnival of Souls
October 23rd, 2021

Take a walk along the Pathway of Doom but watch your step as hands will be reaching up from the ground to point the way. Goblins and ghosts will be watching as make your way through the Carnival of Souls to the Bonfire of Death; where you will hear tales of horror!

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ANNUAL BUSINESS AND DINNER
ANNUAL BUSINESS AND DINNER MEETING
Saturday, November 6, 2021

4:30 P.M.—Business Meeting
5 P.M.—Ham Dinner with all the Trimmings
6 P.M.—Featuring Guest Speaker— Annie Oakley
$25 per person for members and $30 per person for non-members.
Reservations must be received by October 29, 2021.

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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
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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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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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