The oldest local historical
society in New Jersey.

The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society (VHAS) is the oldest local historical society in New Jersey, founded  in 1864, just three years after Charles K. Landis established the town of Vineland. Its collections and artifacts are shared with the public at the Society’s museum on South Seventh Street, one block south of the heart of Vineland’s downtown shopping district.

Upcoming Events...

August 21 6:45 Speaker: Mark Demitroff returns to talk about historic trades of the Pine Barrens.
October - Exhibit: "The Jewish Community of Vineland and the Poultry Industry". Partnering with the Jewish Federation . Great Hall, throughout the month.
October 11-13 - "Just Desserts," an original play by Shirley Burke on the early years of Vineland. Contact VHAS for details.
November 6 7-9pm Speaker: Dan Roberts, author of The American: The Life, Times, and War of Basil Antonelli.
December 2013 - Announcement of the 2014 schedule of anniversary events for the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society.  

Images of America - VINELAND

The VHAS is pleased to present our first book on the early years of Vineland. With archival photographs, it will educate and entertain the reader on the first years and the first citizens of this unique community.

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NEW Winter 2013 Newsletter

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News / Events

Dear Friends of VHAS:

As of this post, I will no longer be administrating this web page. From this date forward, it will be administered by persons other than myself.

To all who have followed my posts, I wish to express my thanks. I do hope that my posts have inspired you to further appreciate the history and heritage of our community.

- Lois Genovese

Mark Demitroff

Mark Demitroff returns to talk about historic trades of the Pine Barrens.

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Historical Society to Honor
Local History Makers

The Society has selected three local history makers, who will be honored during the organization’s 150th anniversary gala in December 2014.

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Eva Berwin Neisser

Refugee from Nazi Germany, recounts Vineland’s poultry industry in its earliest years.

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Thank You University
of Delaware Students

They came, they typed, they cleaned and numbered.

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Walter L. Shaw Bust Unveiling

The unveiling of artist Yaacov Heller’s bust of Vineland-born Walter L. Shaw, inventor and subject of an upcoming film documentary in March 2013.

Private Unveiling:  Friday, December 7th at the Museum.

Film premiere:  March 2013, open to the public. To be announced.

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Our Volunteers!

Student volunteers from the Society recently enjoyed a Christmas buffet dinner with board members...

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Book Signing

Curator Patricia A. Martinelli will autograph copies of her newest and long-awaited book,

The Fantastic Castle of Vineland: George Daynor and the Palace Depression.

Saturday,
December 15th,
1 - 3 at the Museum


Time Capsule, October 2012

Mayor Robert Romano, VHAS President Frank Amari, Jr., and Dr. DeMaio of The Friends of Historic Vineland.

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Lecture

"Come Earnest Homeseekers: Ethnic Settlements of the Pines"

Mark Demitroff

University of Delaware
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

7 p.m.

Book Signing

Saturday, March 10th, 6:30-9 p.m.

Curator Patricia A. Martinelli will autograph copies of her new book, New Jersey Ghost Towns. A percentage of all sales will be donated to the Society. Light refreshments will be available.

856-691-1111 • VinelandHistory@gmail.com • Tuesday–Saturday, 1 - 4 PM

Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society • 108 South Seventh Street, PO Box 35, Vineland, NJ 08362

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