Vineland Historical

and Antiquarian Society

     The oldest local historical society in New Jersey, founded in 1864.  

Society presents new programs in 2015...

 The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society is pleased to announce a monthly schedule of programs and activities for the remainder of the year:

                On April 25 at 1 p.m., Emma Trusty, author of The Underground Railroad: Ties that Bound Unveiled, will offer a presentation on the Underground Railroad in South Jersey. Trusty, a former nurse and retired missionary, lives in Philadelphia and has also written several children’s books related to the topic of slavery. Society curator Patricia A. Martinelli will present “That’s Entertainment,” an overview of Vineland’s cultural life from the early days of Plum Street Hall through the Guaracini Arts Center at Cumberland County College on May 14 at 7 p.m. On June 19, Dr. Robert Schuyler, the archaeologist who supervised the urban archaeology project on the museum grounds, will discuss the findings from that project. “An Evening with George Perez” will be presented on July 11, showcasing the talents of the popular artist/musician. Tickets for the performance, which will be available in May, will be $25 per person; seating will be limited to forty people. The Society is planning to revive its annual Open House on August 8 from 1-4 p.m. at the museum. The afternoon program is free for the public and will include entertainment, tours of the museum, and refreshments. On September 10, local author Lee Ireland will entertain an audience with tales of “American Pirates.” The following month, the Society will once again host a murder mystery play on October 2, 3 and 4. Admission for the performances will be $25 per person and tickets will be on sale in August.

                Unless otherwise noted, there is a $1 per person admission charge for the programs. For further information, call 856-691-1111 or e-mail


The Society needs your assistance to make repairs to the tin ceiling on the second floor of the museum. So far, we have raised some funds from a number of area residents but we still need additional help to pay for restoration/repairs.

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