For your convenience, our Library is open Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
(See all Museum & Library hours below) Please note: there will be limited space in the library on Tuesday, June 18th

Upcoming Events:
June 18th – Finding Your Ancestors with Gene Armstead, Jr.
FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Call 856-845-4771 for more information

Ellis Island and Liberty Island Trip
July 20th – $75/adults  $65/12 and under.
Contact the Library: 856-845-4771 or email

The Gloucester County Historical Society is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization and your donations and membership are welcome.

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

Our mission has helped us develop the GCHS Research Library (17 Hunter St.) as home to one of the largest genealogical collections in Southern New Jersey. Our collection of newspapers, manuscripts, photographs, deeds, maps, and miscellaneous family papers makes it easy to research your town, home, or family.

We have also created an extensive collection of objects housed and displayed at the Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House Museum (58 N. Broad) including military artifacts, textiles, furniture, glass, toys, trains, kitchen utensils, tools, portraiture, and much more.


  • 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 (FREE ADMISSION!) (No Saturday hours during June, July, August and September.)
  • Admission fee:  $5.00 non-members/members are free


  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1pm-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 (March, April & May), 10am-3pm
  • Admission fee:  $5.00 non-members/members are free

Special Sale!

Sale Price: $7.50

Order online by clicking the image above, or purchase in person at the Library or Museum.


Coming Events

Community Events

An Evening with Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Rutgers University Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History and Author of Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their ...

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A Time for Change: Civil Rights in South Jersey

Thanks to the African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey for bringing us this exhibit that details South Jersey's participation ...

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They Slice The Air: African-American Narratives, Spirituals & Poetry

Back by popular demand for its fifth appearance Woodbury Juneteenth offers this moving presentation of spirituals, poetry, and narratives. Light ...

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Finding Your Ancestors with Gene Armstead, Jr.

Finding Your Ancestors with Gene Armstead, Jr. President of the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Eugene "Gene" Armstead, Jr. shares his ...

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Tempo and the Glass Folk of South Jersey by Roy C. Horner

98.  Tempo and the Glass Folk of South Jersey by Roy C. Horner.  This charming book is full of illustrations ...

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