History

Centennial Year

In 1961, Vineland’s male residents were preoccupied with growing beards for the city’s centennial, young women vied for the prestigious role of Centennial Queen and

Storybook Ending

Anyone visiting the six-decade-old Egg Harbor Township amusement park Storybook Land wouldn’t expect to encounter Vineland history on the grounds, yet a remnant of the

Camden Poet

In the final eight years of his life, poet Walt Whitman finally earned the acclaim he had sought during the previous several decades. But his

Laurel Springs

While many South Jersey residents are aware that 19th century poet Walt Whitman resided in Camden for nearly two decades, a lesser-known fact is that,

Alliance Grows

The formation of Alliance Colony in Cumberland County in 1882 established what would become a successful Jewish farming community, but there was much more that

Alliance Colony

Life for the Jewish emigres from Russia who founded the Alliance settlement in Cumberland County during 1882 began with modest accommodations. The 43 families that

The New America

Walt Whitman’s Camden residency beginning in June 1873 might seem incongruous at first glance since many of his writings celebrated the world of nature and