Preserving the past for the future...

The Historical Society of Hammonton was founded on November 29, 1960 by a group of interested citizens to "preserve Hammonton’s history by the collection of civil, political and religious artifacts."  The Society has sought to meet these goals over the years.


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Our museum holds a modest collection of which its members are very proud. The Society has been actively building its body of accessions since 2005 having recently acquired: Circa 1800 architect Bakey model of the Black Mansion; Rider College founder and former Hammontonian, Andrew Rider artifacts from several donors; Dr. C. Woodnutt, DDS sign; papers and photos of the Black and Loveland families; Journal and photos of former Mayor John Machise while a young solder in WWI; glass photographer plates of old Hammonton buildings; and more.

In the Museum Shop the visitor will find books pertaining to the early history of Hammonton, souvenirs, postcards, notepaper and commemoratives of the area.

Our oral history collection is fast becoming extensive with new additions continually added. A great find was a small collection of tapes recorded in 1976 as a bicentennial project. They are now being transferred to new tapes and transcribed onto hard copy.

The Historical Society of Hammonton is a non-profit, private organization which receives no funding from outside sources. Operating expenses and maintenance of the HSH Museum are funded by membership fees and various fund-raising activities. The Holiday House Tour is a popular regularly scheduled special event.

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