Vineland Historical

and Antiquarian Society

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

The Open House Returns!

Although the weather was pretty awful, about 100 local residents joined us on Saturday, August 6, for the return of the Society's annual Open House. We had a full day of activity that included kids' games, vendors, and a performance of traditional dancing by the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape from Bridgeton. We honored Dr. R. Alan Mounier, a Vineland archaeologist, who has dedicated his life to preserving the cultural resources of South Jersey. In addition, there were free tours of the museum and at the end of the day, one lucky local resident won a 40-inch flat screen television! All in all, it was a great day and we're already looking forward to next year. To see some of the photographs taken that day by John W. Carr, our Board Vice President and resident photographer, please check out the Photo Gallery!


July 1 through August 28

The Society is participating in “A Race Through Time,” an event designed to share appreciation of Cumberland County’s rich heritage from the days of the Lenni Lenape through World War II. The drawing for prizes will be held at the Society's museum on Sunday, August 28, at 2 p.m. You do not have to be present to win.



The Society's museum at 108 S. Seventh Street is open for public tours on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. There is a $1 per person admission charge for people over 12 years of age. The Society welcomes serious researchers who may need assistance with genealogy, term papers, books or other projects, however, researchers are admitted by appointment only. Please call or e-mail at least one week in advance so that we can determine if we have the resources to help you. There is a $10 charge for non-members to use the research library, plus additional costs for photocopies.


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.

Just click the "Donate" button and share what you can. All donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged.Thank you!