Business owners, inventors, artists and radicals who once resided in Vineland were among those who played a role in shaping American history. When we reopen to the public in February, we hope that you will stop by to discover more about the people who once lived here. That includes the story of the 172 women voters who once staged the largest suffrage protest in America in 1868. They were recently featured on the social media pages of the Smithsonian Institution! Follow this link to their Instagram account to view Vineland's and other stories celebrating the Women's Rights Movement. A special thank you to the New Jersey Historical Commission for featuring Vineland in their NJ Women Vote video series!
If you are interested in history and you would like to submit an article for a future issue of the Vineland Historical Magazine, please do not hesitate to contact Curator Patricia A. Martinelli at 856-691-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. While most issues are general interest, there will be upcoming issues that deal specifically with one area of history. Remember that the Magazine is not limited to Vineland. Submissions that focus on regional history, New Jersey or the United States, will also be considered. Like many historical societies, we are aware of our responsibility to reflect our community and the world at large, so topics can include social issues as long as they have a historical component. Many people may still be surprised to know that some of the issues we’re discussing today, such as social injustice, homelessness, drug abuse, violence, and social and economic inequalities recently exacerbated by the novel coronavirus pandemic, were all areas of concern in the early days of the United States. Articles can range from 1,000 to 5,000 words in length and may be accompanied by photographs or illustrations. Final submission date is June 1 of this year. While authors will not receive any payment, they will receive two free copies of the magazine. It is an excellent opportunity for fledgling writers to get their work published.
The Vineland Historical Magazine was started in 1916 by Society Secretary Frank D. Andrews, who devoted more than 40 years of his life to preserving the collections. Andrews was a respected scholar and an author, who wrote about regional history, coin collecting and a variety of other subjects.
The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society is the oldest local historical society in New Jersey, headquartered in the oldest purpose-built museum in the state. It was founded in 1864, just three years after Vineland was established by Philadelphia attorney Charles K. Landis, who was a life member of the organization. Our collections include 19th century glassware, art, musical instruments and photographs, as well as Native American artifacts and Civil War memorabilia. The First House ever built in Vineland (in 1862) is located on the grounds of the museum and is available for tours. The Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit that welcomes donations and financial support from the community.
The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society is dedicated to collecting and preserving artifacts and records related to Vineland and the South Jersey region, and to sharing that material with visitors through exhibits, programs and other appropriate venues. Vineland has a rich, culturally-diverse past that is reflected through our collections. To learn more, please contact us or make an appointment to visit. Researchers are welcome but appointments are required at least ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE OF YOUR VISIT to ensure that needed resources are available. There is a $10 charge for non-members to use the research library. (Pictured at left: Vineland's first museum, c. 1890s)
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