Join us in 2014, when the Society celebrates its 150th Anniversary
Whether you're a researcher, genealogist or just someone who likes history, 2014 will be the year to check out the Society's museum at 108 S. Seventh Street in Vineland. In addition to beautiful artwork, glassware, 19th century clothing and furniture, the museum houses a collection of Native American artifacts and Civil War memorabilia. Learn more about "the largest small town in New Jersey," which has been the home of inventors, scientists, educators, artists and others who helped shape American history. Open to the public for tours on Saturdays between 1 and 4 p.m., the Society also welcomes visitors during the week by appointment only. Please call or e-mail us or visit our Facebook to learn more about us. We look forward to seeing you soon!
There is still time to purchase tickets for the Society's 150th anniversary gala, which will be held on Saturday, December 6, from 6-10 p.m. at Eastlyn Country Club in Vineland. Tickets are only $50 per person and the evening will include a buffet dinner, music and dancing, and a silent auction. During the night, we will honor three area residents--Arjorie Ingraham, Kevin Kirchner, and Vincent Farinaccio--for their efforts to preserve Vineland's past. Please contact the Society for further information.
The Society needs your assistance to make repairs to the original tin ceiling. So far, we have raised some funds from a number of area residents but we still need additional help to pay for restoration/repairs. Just click the "Donate" button and share what you can. All donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged.
Board of Trustees
The Society is supervised by a Board of Trustees that currently includes: (top row, from left) Ruth Shropshire as Secretary; Dan Barse, Ed.D., as President; Trustee Nancy Steelman; John W. Carr as Treasurer, and (seated from right) Jim Marone as Vice President; Patricia A. Martinelli as Curator.
Visitors begin their tour of the museum in the Great Room, where guest speakers once enlightened local residents about important issues such as women's rights and the abolition movement. Exhibits include a look at early life in Vineland, early business, Vineland's 50th anniversary celebration, and two rooms of locally-made glassware that ranges from functional bottles to elegant art glass. In addition, the museum houses Native American artifacts and a room filled with Civil War memorabilia.
The Society depends on its volunteers, who range from high school to retirement age. Volunteers are needed to assist with museum maintenance, tours, special events and historic projects, which are assigned by the Administrator/Curator. If you have even a couple of hours each month to spare, think about getting involved.