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2018 ANNUAL GREENWICH HALLOWEEN WALKING TOURS

Presented by the Cumberland County Historical Society.

Why not celebrate the spirit of Halloween by taking a historic haunted walking tour

along Ye Greate Street in Greenwich.  The walk will feature “true” tales of spooky ghostly happenings. 

You may even catch a glimpse of a ghost or two! 

DATES and TIMES

Saturday, October 13, 2018 ~ 7 P.M. and 8 P.M.

Friday, October 19, 2018 ~ 7 P.M.*

Saturday, October 20, 2018 ~ 7 P.M. only

Friday, October 26, 2018 ~ 7 P.M. and 8 P.M.

(*Possible 8 P.M. tour)

LIGHT RAIN OR MOONSHINE   ~   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Donation:  $5 per person

Meet at the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Library

981 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, New Jersey 08323

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight!

Call 856-455-8580 to register.

(Note:  Limited number of participation per night, so register early!)

BE THERE IF YOU DARE!

CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S SITES TO SEE AND VISIT ALONG YE GREATE STREET IN GREENWICH

·       1730 Gibbon House – This well-preserved townhouse was erected by Nicholas Gibbon, who built his home in the village because it was convenient for his shipping business.  The house is an excellent example of Flemish bond patterned brick work, with red and blue alternating headers and stretchers forming the pattern and a pent-roof. (Hours open: Tuesday through Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m.  Closed January, February and March.)

·       Cumberland County Log Granary – When the granary was built, this part of South Jersey was known as New Sweden.  It is said to be the oldest agricultural building in the United States.  (Same hours as the Gibbon House.)

·       1930 Red Barn Museum – On display are items once used in the homes, farms and industries of Cumberland County.  (Same hours as the Gibbon House.)

·       Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical & Historical Library – This modern building (1969) was constructed in an authentic colonial style in order to harmonize with the other buildings on Ye Great Street.  The decorative spikes on the slate roof prevent snow or ice from sliding off the roof. Originally built as a bank, the building is now owned by the Society and houses its genealogical library and many documents pertinent to the county’s history.  (Hours open: Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m.)

·       1852 John DuBois Maritime Museum – This museum is home to an extraordinary collection of South Jersey Maritime artifacts collected by John DuBois.  Visitors can step back in time and learn of Greenwich’s rich maritime history.  It provides a look at the water industry that flourished in the area until the Second World War.  Exhibits include models of oyster boats that once plied the bay.  (Hours open: April through mid-December – Sundays only 1 – 4 p.m.)

·       Alan Ewing Carman Museum of Prehistory in Cumberland County – This museum is home to the Archeological American Indian and Fossil Collection of Alan Ewing Carman.  They were collected over fifty-one years of field work.  (Hours open:  Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m.  Closed January, February and March.)

·       1908 Tea Burners’ Monument – The monument was erected in 1908 to commemorate the burning of tea in protest of the hated British Tea Tax.  No event in the history of Cumberland County has received such recognition or has been so highly honored as this act on the part of the young patriots whose names are listed on the monument.

OTHER SITES IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY MANAGED BY THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Cumberland County Liberty Bell – located in the Cumberland County Courthouse, Broad Street, Bridgeton, New Jersey

Potter’s Tavern – located on Broad Street in Bridgeton, New Jersey (Open on July 4th each year.)

Old Stone Church – located in Fairfield Township, Bridgeton, New Jersey

Additional information on front page.