South Jersey History Fair


Gabreil Daveis Tavern

Tucked away on rolling hills in Glendora, this Colonial-era gem welcomed fifty non-profits and about 300 visitors on June 8 for a wonderful day-long event!


We were there!

New VHAS Board of Trustees President Kellie Haines (pictured here) and Curator Patt Martinelli enjoyed meeting new friends and old at the Fair. 

Paying Respects


Oak Hill Cemetery

On May 18, VHAS Trustee Bill Hughes arranged for the installation of a headstone for former slave Romeo Little, who made a new life for himself in Vineland after the Civil War.


Siloam Cemetery

On May 25, a marker was placed at the site of Portia Gage's grave, pronouncing "Here Lies a Suffragist." In 1868, Gage organized the largest women's suffrage demonstration ever seen in America, sparking national interest in women's rights.

Congratulations, Teachers!


Reception held at museum

Although not all of the Vineland Teachers of the Year were able to attend, the Society hosted a reception for the honorees on May 4. Each teacher received a one-year honorary membership in VHAS for their achievements.

Soulfully Delicious!


Our thanks to Dr. Virginia Perry

Dr. Perry (seated) recently compiled a book titled "Soul Food Cooking" that includes not just delicious recipes but vignettes from African-American history. She shared her research during a program in April at the museum. Dr. Perry's daughter, Midge Perry Spencer, assisted with the presentation.


Tasty treats!

We are grateful to Dr. Perry's granddaughter, Adrianna Spencer, a professional chef who prepared the refreshments for the program using traditional recipes from the cookbook.