Area Links

 

Cumberland County Historical Society

The Cumberland County Historical Society runs several museums in Greenwich N.J.:  

The Gibbon House is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1-4 pm but is closed January, Febuary, and March.

The Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Research Library is open Wednesdays 10-4 and Saturdays and Sundays 1-4. It's closed from the middle of December to the 1st week of Jan.

The Alan Ewing Carman Museum of Prehistory in Cumberland County is open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12-4 all year.

The John Dubois Maritime Museum is open from 1-4 on Sundays.

Mauricetown Historical Society

Mauricetown Historical Society runs a museum at the Edward Compton House, at 1229 Front Street in Mauricetown N.J. They are open to the public the first and third Sundays of each month and also by appointment.

Bayshore Center at Bivalve

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve operates a museum located in Bivalve in conjunction with the restored oyster schooner AJ Meerwald.           

The museum and art gallery are open 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. Closed major holidays and during inclement weather.

Millville Historical Society

The Millville Historical Society operates a museum located in Millville on the corner of 2nd and Main Streets (Route 49). They have some interesting files on Maurice River Township there. The Library at 2nd and Main is open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Sunday.

           

 

Port Norris Historical Society

The Port Norris Historical Society is one of the newer organizations, founded in 2007. They have recently obtained a building for a museum and it is our understanding that it currently is under construction.

Maurice River Township

The website of the Township. It includes a page describing the history of the Township's villages. 

Shipbuilding History

This site recounts the history of many of the ships built in Dorchester at Stowman Brothers and in Leesburg at the Delaware Bay Shipyards.

West Jersey History

West Jersey History includes a lot of photos of our area. This link takes you directly to a page of Cumberland County historical village names that we found particularly interesting.

The Wild and Scenic Maurice River

The Wild and Scenic Maurice River website contains some history on the area and its rivers, as well as providing a virtual river tour, some information on the threatened and endangered species in our watershed, and a listing of restaurants and other amenities in the region.

Citizens United is a environmental group that has a very nice history section about the Maurice River area on its River Reach site map and accompanying recollections. Here is the link to that page. 

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