- Open by appointment for tours or research: Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 pm
- Free public tours on Saturdays at 1, 2 or 3 pm
- Closed to the public in January
- History lectures and programs throughout the year
- Collections and exhibits on local inventors
- Collections of 19th glassware, art, musical instruments, Native American artifacts and Civil War memorabilia
- Free public parking
- ADA accessible first floor
- Free tours on Saturdays
- Research library - $10 for non-members
Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society
108 S. Seventh Street, Vineland, NJ 08360
The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society is the oldest local historical society in New Jersey, headquartered in the state’s oldest purpose-built museum, which currently houses collections reflecting Vineland’s rich past. Inside museum walls live the stories of Vineland’s most famous residents, including Dr. Thomas Welch who created his formula for grape juice in Vineland in 1869. The town also hosted the first New Jersey Convention for Universal Suffrage and the first Convention of the New Jersey Spiritualists Association. In 1868, a group of women in Vineland staged what was then the largest suffrage protest in America; in 1874, the community hosted the country's first "anti-fashion" convention to inspire women to shed their corsets and long dresses. Finally, Vineland’s famous resident Mary Davis Treat, a naturalist, found a mistake in the works of Charles Darwin. Visit to learn more about Vineland’s culturally diverse past and reputation as a mecca where new ideas were celebrated.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Attend a history lecture about Vineland’s rich past and the famous residents who called it home.
- Explore the creations of local inventors, including an exhibit on Joseph Fourestier, the inventor of Skee Ball.
- Visit collections of 19th century glassware, art, musical instruments, Native American artifacts and Civil War memorabilia.
- Check out the research library on site for more information about Vineland’s past.
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