Welcome to
Vineland Historical
and Antiquarian Society

Our New Museum Shop

Open for Business!

We've opened a small Museum Shop in the Great Room that features a new VHAS mug, t-shirts, hats, books and more. If you want a present for the history buff in your life, stop by and check out the selection!

Our Collections

Meet Vineland's Founder

Charles K. Landis was a lawyer, real estate developer and author, whose story was filled with hope and heartbreak.

See the Exhibits

Our newest exhibit, titled "Picture This," features selections from a collection of early prints and photography equipment, from the 1860s through the 1940s. Stop by and take a look!

Tell Us Your Story

We have a lot of tales to tell you but are always happy to learn about local families and businesses. If you have stories or photographs to share, please let us know.

About Us

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. 

(Photos by John W. Carr)


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Our Mission

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.


PLEASE NOTE: The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society is not affiliated with any other historical organization or government agency. 

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