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.

The Gloucester County Historical Society is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

NEW LIBRARY HOURS (effective May 1, 2018) : 

  • Tuesday evening, 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 12pm-4pm
  • Last Sunday of each month, (Sept. thru April), 2-5pm (No Sunday hours during May, June, July and August.)
  • First Saturday of each month (Oct. thru May), 10am-3pm (No Saturday hours during June, July, August and September.)
  • Admission fee:  $5.00 non-members/members are free

THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED FOR TRANSITION FROM APRIL 2 UNTIL APRIL 28 as we prepare for our next exhibit, “Out of the Box:  Rare and Unusual Objects”

SUMMER MUSEUM HOURS (April 30-Sept. 5) : 

  • Wednesday & Friday, 1pm-4pm
  • Last Sunday of each month (Sept. thru April), 2pm-5pm (No Sunday hours during May, June, July and August.)
  • Admission fees:  Admission Fees: Non-members, $5.00; children ages 6-18, $1.00; members and children under age 6, free.



Images of America:  Woodbury, New Jersey by Robert W. Sands and Barbara Turner with the Gloucester County Historical Society


Coming Events

Community Events

Stuff About Stuff with Dr. Briann Greenfield

In conjunction with our new exhibit, "Out of the Box: Rare and Unusual Objects," we'll take a tour of the ...

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