Burlington County Historical Society

Burlington County Historical Society BCHS will be an interactive history museum where children and families have fun learning about the history of Burlington County!
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To continue our Father's Day theme, we are going #OnTheRoad to learn about a surveyor and an artist! Click on the link t...
06/23/2021
On the Road: Uz Gaunt and 537

To continue our Father's Day theme, we are going #OnTheRoad to learn about a surveyor and an artist! Click on the link to learn more! #Surveyor #artist #BurlingtonCounty #FathersDay

https://youtu.be/VMtXUggv86s

This week we are exploring Fathers and their children! What do an 18th century surveyor and an artist have in common? Watch to find out!

Today we are going to talk about a family of clockmakers from Burlington County. Joseph Hollinshead Sr. (c. 1714) was a ...
06/22/2021

Today we are going to talk about a family of clockmakers from Burlington County. Joseph Hollinshead Sr. (c. 1714) was a clockmaker from Burlington, and he had seven children. Two of them, John Hollinshead (1745) and Joseph Jr. (1751), became clockmakers like their father. John worked in Mt. Holly and in Burlington like his brother Joseph Jr. We have several Hollinshead clocks in our collection, but the one shown here is a clock that John and Joseph Jr. worked on together. #FathersDay #Clocks #BurlingtonCity #BurlingtonCounty #MountHolly

We are celebrating Father’s Day all week! Today we have some silhouettes from our collection of Amelia Mott Gummere (190...
06/21/2021

We are celebrating Father’s Day all week! Today we have some silhouettes from our collection of Amelia Mott Gummere (1908) and her father, Richard Mott (1855). Amelia Mott Gummere was a local historian who wrote many books on Quaker history in the region.

Happy Father's Day from the Burlington County Historical Society!
06/20/2021

Happy Father's Day from the Burlington County Historical Society!

From our collection we have a silk sample the traveled through the United States in the mid-19th century to encourage si...
06/18/2021

From our collection we have a silk sample the traveled through the United States in the mid-19th century to encourage silk production. In the 1830s silk mania was raging and it came to Burlington County. The Burlington Silk Company was organized and cocooneries sprang up. To feed the silkworms, mulberry trees were planted and became valuable. The silk craze did not last, and it soon dissolved. #Silk #Textiles #Silkworms #BurlingtonCounty #MuseumCollections

From our collection we have a silk sample the traveled through the United States in the mid-19th century to encourage silk production. In the 1830s silk mania was raging and it came to Burlington County. The Burlington Silk Company was organized and cocooneries sprang up. To feed the silkworms, mulberry trees were planted and became valuable. The silk craze did not last, and it soon dissolved. #Silk #Textiles #Silkworms #BurlingtonCounty #MuseumCollections

Continuing the theme on textiles, we have from our collection a flax hackle from 1809. Hackling is the process where fla...
06/17/2021

Continuing the theme on textiles, we have from our collection a flax hackle from 1809. Hackling is the process where flax fibers are pulled through the hackle comb which cleans and separates the fibers, preparing them to be spun into linen. #Flax #Hackling #Textiles #MuseumCollections #BurlingtonCounty

Continuing the theme on textiles, we have from our collection a flax hackle from 1809. Hackling is the process where flax fibers are pulled through the hackle comb which cleans and separates the fibers, preparing them to be spun into linen. #Flax #Hackling #Textiles #MuseumCollections #BurlingtonCounty

Today we are going to explore some samplers from our collection! Click on the link to learn more! #textiles #Samplers #s...
06/16/2021
Curator's Corner: Samplers

Today we are going to explore some samplers from our collection! Click on the link to learn more! #textiles #Samplers #stitching #BurlingtonCounty

https://youtu.be/8m72T3suiXY

This week we are exploring textiles and some samplers in our collection!

This week we are featuring textiles! Today we have some images of the Burlington Silk Mills from 1928. #Textiles #Burlin...
06/15/2021

This week we are featuring textiles! Today we have some images of the Burlington Silk Mills from 1928. #Textiles #BurlingtonCity #Silk #SilkMills #BurlingtonCounty

Happy Flag Day! #FlagDay
06/14/2021

Happy Flag Day! #FlagDay

Happy Flag Day! #FlagDay

To end our week on the Rancocas Creek, we are showing the 1846 meeting minutes from the Rancocas Steamboat Company. #Ran...
06/11/2021

To end our week on the Rancocas Creek, we are showing the 1846 meeting minutes from the Rancocas Steamboat Company. #RancocasCreek #BurlingtonCounty

To end our week on the Rancocas Creek, we are showing the 1846 meeting minutes from the Rancocas Steamboat Company. #RancocasCreek #BurlingtonCounty

To continue this week on the Rancocas we have a blast from the past! Treasures from the Pirates Inn on the Rancocas! #Ra...
06/10/2021

To continue this week on the Rancocas we have a blast from the past! Treasures from the Pirates Inn on the Rancocas! #RancocasCreek #PiratesInn #BurlingtonCounty #MountLaurel

We used the clues from the painting of Anthony Sykes Earl and we think that we found the location of the scene along the...
06/09/2021
On the Road Part 2: A Painting Mystery

We used the clues from the painting of Anthony Sykes Earl and we think that we found the location of the scene along the Rancocas! Click on the link to find out where! #Pemberton #Rancocas #BurlingtonCounty

https://youtu.be/s7WuMDYoBpk

After looking at the clues in our painting we think we found the location!

This week we are talking about the Rancocas Creek and we have a painting in our collection that depicts a man in front o...
06/08/2021
On the Road Part 1: A Painting Mystery

This week we are talking about the Rancocas Creek and we have a painting in our collection that depicts a man in front of a dam on the Rancocas! We are looking at the clues in the painting to see if we can find the actual location in Burlington County! Click on the link below to watch! #RancocasCreek #Rancocas #Clues # Paintings #BurlingtonCounty

https://youtu.be/oca-Ze5LJWQ

This week we are talking about the Rancocas Creek and we have a painting in our collection that depicts a man in front of a damn on the Rancocas! We are look...

This week we are going to explore the Rancocas Creek that flows through Burlington County. From our photo collection we ...
06/07/2021

This week we are going to explore the Rancocas Creek that flows through Burlington County. From our photo collection we have some images of a flood of Mason’s Creek around 1940. Mason’s Creek is a tributary of the Rancocas. The flood was so severe that it damaged the bridge near Creek Road and Marne Highway. #Rancocas #Creeks #Floods #BurlingtonCounty

To end memorial week we are highlighting the wonderful monument in Burlington City that has a dedication to all those wh...
06/04/2021

To end memorial week we are highlighting the wonderful monument in Burlington City that has a dedication to all those who lost their lives during WWI. #BurlingtonCity #MemorialDay #WWI #Doughboys

To continue our theme of memorials to celebrate Memorial Day, from the photograph collection we have images from a Memor...
06/03/2021

To continue our theme of memorials to celebrate Memorial Day, from the photograph collection we have images from a Memorial Day Parade from 1948 in Riverside, New Jersey. #Riverside #MemorialDay #Parades

We are #OntheRoad in #Medford visiting an amazing war memorial. Click the link to learn more! #MemorialDay #BurlingtonCo...
06/02/2021
On the Road: Memorial Day

We are #OntheRoad in #Medford visiting an amazing war memorial. Click the link to learn more! #MemorialDay #BurlingtonCounty

https://youtu.be/FY6p_sA1H0o

Did you know that in Medford there is a memorial to all those who lost their lives in service to our country? Watch the video to learn more!

Yesterday we aired a video that highlighted a memorial statue in Beverly, from the Civil War. Today we have an image of ...
06/01/2021

Yesterday we aired a video that highlighted a memorial statue in Beverly, from the Civil War. Today we have an image of the monument that the same statue stood atop in the Beverly National Cemetery. #MemorialDay #CivilWar #BeverlyNationalCemetery #BurlingtonCounty

Yesterday we aired a video that highlighted a memorial statue in Beverly, from the Civil War. Today we have an image of the monument that the same statue stood atop in the Beverly National Cemetery. #MemorialDay #CivilWar #BeverlyNationalCemetery #BurlingtonCounty

We are #OntheRoad in #Beverly for #MemorialDay to talk about a monument from the Civil War. Click on the link below to l...
05/31/2021
On the Road: Memorial Day

We are #OntheRoad in #Beverly for #MemorialDay to talk about a monument from the Civil War. Click on the link below to learn more! BCHS thanks all those who gave their lives for our country.

https://youtu.be/jPvWyUwnb0A

We are on the road today in Beverly to highlight a Civil War monument.

From our sheet music collection we have “Over There” written by George M. Cohan! “Over There” was a popular patriotic WW...
05/27/2021

From our sheet music collection we have “Over There” written by George M. Cohan! “Over There” was a popular patriotic WWI song. Watch our #OntheRoad video tomorrow to see what other songs he is known for writing! #OverThere #Music #GeorgeCohan

From our sheet music collection we have “Over There” written by George M. Cohan! “Over There” was a popular patriotic WWI song. Watch our #OntheRoad video tomorrow to see what other songs he is known for writing! #OverThere #Music #GeorgeCohan

We are #OntheRoad in Bordentown, to talk about a revolutionary composer! Click the link to find out who! #Bordentown #co...
05/26/2021
On the Road: Music in Bordentown

We are #OntheRoad in Bordentown, to talk about a revolutionary composer! Click the link to find out who! #Bordentown #composer #Music #BurlingtonCounty #RevolutionaryWar

https://youtu.be/sZfkIm9Di7A

We are on the road to talk about an unlikely composer from Bordentown!

Continuing our celebration of music, from the archives we have a bound book of sheet music that belonged to Mary Fenimor...
05/25/2021

Continuing our celebration of music, from the archives we have a bound book of sheet music that belonged to Mary Fenimore from the mid 19th century! #Music #Sheetmusic #archives #collections

This week we are celebrating music in Burlington County! From our collection we have a “Victory” mandolin c. 1900 from O...
05/24/2021

This week we are celebrating music in Burlington County! From our collection we have a “Victory” mandolin c. 1900 from Oliver Ditson and Co. in Boston. Ditson was a large music publishing company in the 19th century and was the first to publish “Jingle Bells.” They later began to produce musical instruments. The mandolin has a mother of pearl inlay and was crafted to celebrate the 1898 American victory over Spain during the Spanish American War. #mandolin #music #collections #SpanishAmericanWar #BurlingtonCounty

What does mud have to do with sports and Burlington County? Click the link to find out! #BurlingtonCounty #Sports https:...
05/21/2021
On the Road: Mud

What does mud have to do with sports and Burlington County? Click the link to find out! #BurlingtonCounty #Sports

https://youtu.be/y2PgwafN2JM

What does mud have to do with sports? Watch the video and find out!

Today we have an image of a mural at Palmyra High School. If you look in the mural you can see the school’s stadium in t...
05/20/2021

Today we have an image of a mural at Palmyra High School. If you look in the mural you can see the school’s stadium in the background. The stadium was a WPA project built in 1936. Palmyra High School has had a track and field program since 1903, and a football team since 1908. #Palmyra #Sports #BurlingtonCounty #WPA #Stadiums #Football #Soccer

We are #OntheRoad in #Delanco to talk about a famous baseball player that played a game right here in Burlington County!...
05/19/2021
On the Road: Baseball

We are #OntheRoad in #Delanco to talk about a famous baseball player that played a game right here in Burlington County! Click the link to find out who! #baseball

https://youtu.be/ISatA2gjks0

We are on the road in Burlington County to tell the story about a famous baseball player who played right here in Burlington County!

Burlington County is home to its very own All Star athlete, Ed Haines. Haines was from Vincentown, and played the 1944 s...
05/18/2021

Burlington County is home to its very own All Star athlete, Ed Haines. Haines was from Vincentown, and played the 1944 season for the Trenton Packers, a minor league baseball team. He was also a member of the Burlington County Baseball League and played for the American Division squad in their “All Star Night Game.” He also coached football and baseball at Pemberton High School. We are incredibly lucky to have his sports memorabilia in our collection! #baseball #AllStars #TrentonPackers #Vincentown #BurlingtonCounty #Sports #PembertonHighschool

This week we are going to explore sports in Burlington County! From our collection we have a Philadelphia Eagles pennant...
05/17/2021

This week we are going to explore sports in Burlington County! From our collection we have a Philadelphia Eagles pennant from Super Bowl XV in 1981. This was first Super Bowl appearance for the NFC champs. Sadly they lost to the Oakland Raiders 27-10. The Eagles go on to win Super Bowl LII in 2018, beating the New England Patriots 41-33. #FlyEaglesFly #Eagles #PhiladelphiaEagles #Football #Superbowl #Sports #Pennants #BurlingtonCounty

This week we are going to explore sports in Burlington County! From our collection we have a Philadelphia Eagles pennant from Super Bowl XV in 1981. This was first Super Bowl appearance for the NFC champs. Sadly they lost to the Oakland Raiders 27-10. The Eagles go on to win Super Bowl LII in 2018, beating the New England Patriots 41-33. #FlyEaglesFly #Eagles #PhiladelphiaEagles #Football #Superbowl #Sports #Pennants #BurlingtonCounty

We are #OntheRoad in Burlington County! Today we are in Burlington City to explore the evolution of our City Hall. Click...
05/14/2021
On the Road: City Hall

We are #OntheRoad in Burlington County! Today we are in Burlington City to explore the evolution of our City Hall. Click the link to learn more! #cityhall #lyceumhall Lyceum Hall Center For The Arts
https://youtu.be/owWOAaCCvKE

We are on the road to explore the city halls of Burlington City!

Did you know that Bordentown has had 3 City Halls? The second city hall was built in 1888 on Crosswicks Street (pictured...
05/13/2021

Did you know that Bordentown has had 3 City Halls? The second city hall was built in 1888 on Crosswicks Street (pictured). The third building was built for Bell Telephone and was sold to the City of Bordentown. #CourtHouse #Bordntown #BurlingtonCounty #CityHall

Did you know that Bordentown has had 3 City Halls? The second city hall was built in 1888 on Crosswicks Street (pictured). The third building was built for Bell Telephone and was sold to the City of Bordentown. #CourtHouse #Bordntown #BurlingtonCounty #CityHall

One of the most important buildings in the New Jersey is the State House! The New Jersey State House was built in 1792 a...
05/12/2021

One of the most important buildings in the New Jersey is the State House! The New Jersey State House was built in 1792 and is the 3rd oldest state house in the United States! #CourtHouse #Trenton #BurlingtonCounty #CityHall #StateHouse

One of the most important buildings in the New Jersey is the State House! The New Jersey State House was built in 1792 and is the 3rd oldest state house in the United States! #CourtHouse #Trenton #BurlingtonCounty #CityHall #StateHouse

This is an image of the Beverly City Hall taken in 1940! #CourtHouse #Beverly #BurlingtonCounty #CityHall
05/11/2021

This is an image of the Beverly City Hall taken in 1940! #CourtHouse #Beverly #BurlingtonCounty #CityHall

This is an image of the Beverly City Hall taken in 1940! #CourtHouse #Beverly #BurlingtonCounty #CityHall

This week we are going to explore some civic buildings from the county! First, we have some images from the County Court...
05/10/2021

This week we are going to explore some civic buildings from the county! First, we have some images from the County Courthouse in Mount Holly! The first courthouse built for Burlington County was built in 1683 in Burlington City, represented by the drawing. The second one was built in 1796 in Mount Holly! #CourtHouse #MountHolly #BurlingtonCounty #CityHall

Happy Mother's Day from BCHS! 💐
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day from BCHS! 💐

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457 High St
Burlington, NJ
08016

New Jersey Transit RiveLine to Burlington Town Centre

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Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
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Least we never forget on the 76th anniversary of D-Day. Invasion and Russian Summer Offensive Tactical Maps from West Point Atlas of WW2 European Theater. Never Forget "The Greatest Generation". Sam to you and your Colleagues and Brothers in Arms, Tip of the Hat.
History of the Red Dragon Canoe Club and an invitation to sail. www.perksites.com/rdcc
REWARD BEING PAID for the safe return of German military uniforms, a clock, jewelry and other things stolen from a dead veteran's home at 12 Lehigh Drive in Delran, just hours after the Coroner removed his body. The next day, swarms of cars and trucks (who owns the red truck?) were all over the place "like a circus" further stealing things from this home. Do not buy these items if they come up for sale - you will be guilty of receiving stolen goods. If you have information about this (and who circulated photos of the inside of this residence all over the township), please contact me at [email protected]. (Little did a businessman who talked about these photos know that I am a relative...)
Please enjoy & share this link to my photos of Medford Historical Society-Kirby's Mill, located in Medford, Burlington County, New Jersey.
I recently inherited this copy of the John & Sarah Roberts Family Tree from 1852. I understand that there are numerous copies of this old & large print floating around. Who else has one? Apologies for the glare on the photo, it's very reflective glass.
I've recently inherited this print of the John & Sarah Roberts family tree. From 1677-1852. I've heard that there are lots of copies floating around of this old & quite large print. Who else has one?
Long shot...wondering if anyone has photo's from old candy store at Cinnaminson & Wallace in Palmyra? Think it was called Neibel's. Thanks!
Add this tidbit to New Jersey’s rich history: The former King of Spain Joseph Bonaparte (Napoleon’s brother) once lived here. Now, his once-grand estate will become a public space with walking trails and river views to uplift the soul.
Top Notch article from 1909 on Rancocas Creek Sand Mines tidal barge ops, living arrangements, landings in Hainesport, Moorestown, Rancocas Park, Centereton, Lumberton (etc), volume of sand moved, and other various operating characteristics. Click the link to read article in full-scale https://rcnwt.com/2021/01/10/1909-article-on-rancocas-creek-sand-mines/
Such a lovely story!
Can anyone tell me how "Langrock Way" got its name? Is it named for the famous Langrock clothing stories? Any leads welcome! Thx!
Made in Burlington!