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Gloucester County Historical Society

17 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096-4605

Library: (856) 845-4771/Museum: (856) 848-8531

Upcoming Events!

Sunday, January 31 @ 1pm, GCHS Library, Encore Power Point Presentation of If Our Walls Could Talk, Rain Date February 28

Monday, February 8, 3-9pm, "In a Pickle" Restaurant, Crown Point Plaza, 530 Crown Point Rd., Thorofare, NJ. Eat-in or take-out! Just mention GCHS and we will receive 10% of the proceeds!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 7:30pm, GHCS Library. The drawing will be held for our quilt raffle! Tickets are $2 each or 3/$5.00.

NEW!!! Instantly Download Select Publications!

Amazon Shoppers: Thank you for your continued support through the Amazon Smile Foundation. Be sure to choose GCHS as your designated charity to receive a donation from Amazon when you make a purchase!

New Exhibit!

You're invited to our current Museum exhibit,Gloucester Abbey: Downton Style Fashions,inspired by the popular PBS Masterpiece Theater series Downton Abbey.

Mission and Overview

Since 1903, the mission of the Gloucester County Historical Society has been to collect and preserve material pertaining to the Southern New Jersey area.

Our research Library is the repository of one of the largest genealogical collections in Southern New Jersey. Visit us to search for the history of your town, home or family. Peruse our newspaper collection, genealogical manuscripts, family papers, photographs and maps.

The Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House Museum hosts a collection of artifacts relating to the history of the area. We invite you to tour the museum and view military artifacts, textiles, furniture, glass and much more.

Please join us as we step into the future while unlocking the treasures of the past.


Visitors since 10/1/2007