Welcome to A Race Through Time…

On your mark, get set…

and get ready for an exciting new FREE event that is scheduled to take place in Cumberland County, New Jersey, starting on July 1, 2016! A Race Through Time was designed to encourage visitation to some of the amazing historic sites located within the county. It’s premise is simple:

Beginning July 1, visitors can register at any one of the thirteen participating sites and receive a guidebook and passport that they must get stamped at a minimum of six different sites before August 28. Once they have that number, they can be entered in a drawing for prizes, which will be held on August 28 at the Cumberland County Historical Society’s Lummis Library in Greenwich. Contestants do not have to be present to win.

Along the way, participants will be asked to post photographs of themselves on the event’s web site and/or Facebook page, both called A Race Through Time. Updates for the event will be posted regularly.

The historic sites, spread throughout the county, will take visitors from the days of the Lenni-Lenape to World War II. Participating sites include: Cumberland County Historical Society, Vineland Historical Society, Millville Historical Society, Bayshore Discovery Project, East Point Lighthouse, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Woodruff Native American Museum at Bridgeton Library, Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Museum, Millville Army Airfield Museum, Mauricetown Historical Society, Port Norris Historical Society, Palace Depression, and Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center. Admission is free at most sites, although donations are welcome.

For more information, contact the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society at 856-691-1111 or the Cumberland County Historical Society at 856-455-8580. And stay tuned!Young couple run together on a sunset


2 thoughts on “Welcome to A Race Through Time…

  1. Attention, Racers! If you visit at least four of the following that are not already included in the event, you will have the opportunity to get an extra entry into our drawing for prizes on August 28. Remember, take lots of photos to prove that you stopped at these sites, which are part of the West Jersey Time Traveler Podcast Sites, created by the Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission:

    Millville Bank, 200 E. Main Street, Millville;
    Cumberland Bank, 150 E. Commerce Street, Bridgeton;
    Bethel AME Church, 1092 Sheppards Mill Road, Greenwich;
    Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Broad Street, Bridgeton;
    Union Hall, 904 Main Street, Dividing Creek;
    Swedish Granary, 960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich;
    David Sheppard House, 31 W. Commerce Street, Bridgeton;
    Old Stone Schoolhouse, Ye Greate Street, Greenwich;
    Garton Road Shul, 612 Garton Road, Bridgeton;
    Potter’s Tavern, 49-51 W. Broad Street, Bridgeton

    Good luck, everyone!

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