Established in 1903, the Gloucester County Historical Society’s mission is to collect and preserve historical materials related to the South Jersey region. Whether you’re a proud native of the area or simply a history buff visiting from out of town, the Historical Society is definitely worth a visit to learn about the intriguing history of this culturally rich part of the country. Our Woodbury DWI lawyers love taking trips here with our families during time off from work. Some of the reasons why we recommend visiting the Gloucester County Historical Society include:
Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House Museum
The museum at the Gloucester County Historical Society is full of antique treasures and artifacts. Most of these objects are between 100 and 200 years old and have not been seen by the public in several decades. Highlights on display include clothing, furnishing, accessories, art, war equipment, and various other memorabilia dating back to the early 19th century. Some of our favorites here include large collections of military artifacts, textiles, furniture, glass, toys, trains, kitchen utensils, and portraits. The current exhibit is titled Out of the Box: Rare & Unusual Objects.
The Gloucester County Historical Society’s library offers one of the largest genealogical collections in South New Jersey. This collection includes large selections of newspapers, manuscripts, photographs, deeds, maps, and family papers. If you’re looking for a good library to research the history of your family, home, or the town where you live, we highly recommend stopping by this unique and historic library.
The GCHS offers the presentation of various programs in Powerpoint format, such as:
- A Peek into Gloucester County’s Past
- Antique Toys
- Battle of Red Bank
- Genealogy 101
- Genealogy 201
- G.G. Green: Gray Towers (coming soon)
- G.G. Green: History of Woodbury Mews
- G.G. Green: Opera House (coming soon)
- Library Holdings
- Military Artifacts
If you’re looking for a fun lesson on some of the unique aspects of Southern New Jersey history, you can’t go wrong with a presentation from the GCHS.