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11/13/2012 - Christmas in Greenwich



CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ – Celebrate the Holidays by attending the 44th Annual “Christmas in Greenwich”.  The event will be held on Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 12 P.M. (noon) until 5 P.M. and it’s sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society.  “This has always been a popular event and I’m happy to see the tradition continue”, said Cumberland County Freeholder Director Carl Kirstein.


Admission:  $10 ($5 for children 12 and under)

Obtain ticket(s) at the Gibbon House - 960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, NJ 08323


Featuring ~ Tours through the town’s historic homes; the Christmas Artisans’ Market at the Morris Goodwin School where the PTO will provide lunch and goodies; admire the delicious displays of Gingerbread Houses at the Old Stone Schoolhouse; visit the Gibbon House which will be decked in all its Christmas finery with fireplace cooking; the Richard Wood Store (circa 1773) will be decorated with fresh boughs of evergreens, strung popcorn and cranberries, and antique and vintage Christmas decorations, ornaments and children’s toys and games; the Greenwich Presbyterian Church will be serving a variety of hot homemade soups and desserts for those hearty appetites; the traditional wreath laying ceremony will be held at the Tea Burners Monument; the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Research Library will have a special 1862 Christmas display from the Civil War years plus a sale of local history pamphlets and books, along with light refreshments for your enjoyment; and you must stop in and visit the John DuBois Maritime Museum and the Alan Ewing Carman Museum of Prehistory from Cumberland County.  Plus, there will be many other features for your holiday enjoyment.


For more information, call: 856-455-8580.



CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS and join us for our 44th Annual “Christmas in Greenwich” on December 9th.   One of the featured homes to be open is that of Don and Pam Burton.  Their 1775 house was moved from a local cemetery in Bridgeton to the family’s farm.  The home is decorated with furnishings that are from the area around Greenwich and most of the modern appliances are well hidden.  This will be the perfect time to talk to the Burton’s about their 18th century “moving project.”  One more note about this beautiful home, it is featured in the December, 2012 issue of Early American Life.


The Richard Wood Store (circa 1773) located on the corner of Bacon’s Neck Road and Ye Greate Street will be decorated with fresh boughs of evergreens, strung popcorn and cranberries and many antique and vintage Christmas decorations and ornaments.  On the general store’s old wooden shelves will be a display collection of antique and vintage children’s toys and games.  A must see for all ages!