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 Library. The Gibbon House will reopen on July 2nd, and the Prehistory Museum and Lummis Library on July 8th. All museums and the library will be operating at 25% capacity.

Due to COVID-19 we have implemented guidelines for each site until further notice. Guidelines for each museum and library are a little different to meet the needs and services of each location.

Overall Guidelines:

Appointments are required to visit each location and to research. To schedule an appointment for the Prehistory Museum or the Lummis Library please call 856-455-8580. To schedule an appointment for the Gibbon House Museum call 856-455-4055.

To enter any CCHS building, visitors must wear a mask that covers both their nose and mouth.

Upon entering each building a staff/volunteer will take the visitors temperature and ask them to hand sanitize their hands. If the visitor has a temperature of 100 or more, their appointment will be rescheduled.

Lummis Library Guidelines:

When coming to the library do not bring anyone else with you to your appointment.

Enter using the back door of the library.

Upon entering stop at the front desk to be checked in.

After being checked in, you will be directed to your seat where the items you have requested while making your appointment will be waiting out.

If you are done with your items and want to look at something else. Call a staff or volunteer over with your request and remain seated. The staff/volunteer will search the card catalog for you.

If you need a copy made, call one of the staff or volunteers over and remain seated.

If for any reason you need to remove your mask please use the library bathroom or step outside using the front entrance and reenter the building through the back.

Once you are done researching let a staff/volunteer know you are done and are leaving the library. Exit using the front entrance of the library.

Gibbon House Museum:

Enter through the front door.

Upon entering the staff member will check you in.

Tour groups are limited to two people per visit.

Exit through the side door through the old kitchen.

Restroom is closed to the public.

Prehistory Museum:

Upon entering the staff member will check you in.

Tour groups are limited to two people per visit.

Restroom is closed to the public.