47th Annual Christmas in Greenwich Holiday House Tour
Sunday, December 13, 2015
oon - 5:00 p.m.


Smells of gingerbread are in the air in the hometown of Greenwich!


Sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society

The gingerbread contest and display has grown in more than just entries; it has become a true family holiday tradition.  From the very young to the very young at heart, the reaction to this magical experience is the same: one of wonder, awe, and delight. 

All ages and groups are invited to participate.

Your entry does not have to be a house.

Be creative and design another type of gingerbread structure.

Deliver your gingerbread creation on Saturday, December 12th

between 10 a.m. and 12 noon to Santa’s Workshop

located at 884 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich.

Your creation will be displayed in Santa’s New Workshop

on Sunday, December 13, 2015 ~ 12 noon to 5 p.m.

during "Christmas in Greenwich."

For information and details, call the Cumberland County Historical Society at 856-455-8580

Click here to print entry form

New Book about Cumberland County’s Historic Architecture Available

The Cumberland County Historical Society is proud to announce that its newly-published book, Early Wood Architecture of Cumberland County, New Jersey, is now available for purchase. 
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Sitting Pretty: The Cumberland County Historical Society's Ware Collection on Exhibition in Princeton

The Cumberland County Historical Society (CCHS) is proud to have several pieces from our collection included in Morven Museum & Garden's upcoming exhibit "Of the Best Materials and Good Workmanship: 19th Century New Jersey Chairmaking." This exhibition will be held from April 23, 2015 through October 18, 2015.  read more >

Greenwich and Oysters: A Maritime Tradition

Click here for more details about this upcoming exhibit and dinner.


Join the Cumberland County Historical Society on Saturday, November 14, 2015 for dinner and a performance! Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) is joining us for dinner and he will be portrayed by the American Historical Theatre’s Bob Gleason. read more...


The Cumberland County Historical Society is delighted to announce that the c. 1730 Gibbon House (located at 960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, New Jersey) is now open for tours on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Guided tours of this amazing historical structure are now available on Tuesday through Sunday afternoons from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. These tours are free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please call the Gibbon House at 856-455-4055 or the office of the Cumberland County Historical Society at 856-455-8580.

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About the Cumberland County Historical Society

The office of the Cumberland County Historical Society is located in the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Library, located at 981 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, New Jersey 08323.

Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Library is open for research on Wednesday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4 pm. Click here for more details.

The telephone number is 856-455-8580 or please visit our website at Our email address is

In 1905, at the same time plans were being made to erect a monument to commemorate the Tea Burning in Greenwich, the Cumberland County Historical Society was organized as a non-profit corporation. The first recorded meeting of the incorporators of the Cumberland County Historical Society was held in the old Cumberland County Court House on Broad Street in Bridgeton at 2 PM on December 2, 1908.

These Charter Members organized the Society in order to apply to the Board of Freeholders and the State Legislature for funds to erect a monument inGreenwich to the memory of the brave Patriots who burned the tea on December 22, 1774.

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