Visit The Swedesboro-Woolwich Historical Museum!
The S/W Historical Society museum is located upstairs in Borough Hall. The museum features a variety of artifacts from Swedesboro’s past. Click here for full story and photos of the exhibits.
Visitors are welcome to visit the 3rd Sunday of the month from 1pm – 4pm. Please see below for corresponding dates.
2017 Open House Dates:
January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, No Open House in June/July/August, September 17, October 15, November 19, No Open House in December
The Swedesboro-Woolwich Historical Society can also open the exhibit by appointment. Please call 856-203-4045 OR Lois Stanley at 856-467-1889 for details.
The Swedesboro-Woolwich Historical Society Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 7pm
2017 Meeting Dates:
January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, No meeting in June/July/August, September 20, October 18, November 15, No meeting in December.
The Swedesboro-Woolwich Historical Society provides cultural and educational events throughout the year for area residents. Its goal is to obtain and preserve the history of the Borough and surrounding Woolwich Township. To meet this end, the society collects and archives artifacts, documents, books, photos, family histories and items which help to keep Swedesboro’s rich history alive. To add to our collection, volunteer with exhibits, or to give an oral history, click here to contact the Swedesboro-Woolwich Historical Society. To become a member, click here to download a membership application.
The Historical Society supports local events by providing booths at Swedesboro’s Annual Outdoor Living & Garden Show in May and Swedesboro-Woolwich Day in September. Civil War re-enactors also attend town events to educate people about Swedesboro’s rich history and memorialize fallen Swedesboro & Woolwich Township soldiers.
In addition to our presence at local events, the Historical Society participates in programs to excite the community about Swedesboro’s rich history. Twice a year, we visit Fourth Grade classrooms within the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District to encourage interest in the history and culture of our community among students and teachers alike. Our meetings, held on the third Wednesday of every month (except July & August) at 7:00 PM and open to the public, also feature special interest speakers, authors, re-enactors, traveling exhibits from the Gloucester County Historical Society, and special programs throughout the year.
To learn more about our organization and local history, please stop by our booth at town events, strike up a conversation with a re-enactor you meet on the street, or join us at our new location (on the second floor of Borough Hall at 1500 Kings Highway in Swedesboro) for a meeting. To support the Historical Society, click here to purchase Historic Swedesboro Merchandise. New publications are researched, written and printed each year!
Local Resident Writes History of Swedesboro
Lois M. Stanley, a former Kingsway teacher and long-time local resident, along with Russel C. Shiveler, Jr., a descendent of one of the area farming families, and the Swedesboro-Woolwich Historical Society, have co-authored a book on the History of Swedesboro and Woolwich Township.
The book, published by Arcadia Publishing, is on sale now. It can be purchased for $21.99 (plus Shipping & Handling, if mailed) by contacting Lois Stanley at (856) 467-1889 or click here to contact the Swedesboro-Woolwich Historical Society to order via e-mail. All books purchased through Mrs. Stanley are personalized and signed by the authors upon request. The book is also available at major book stores, but purchasing at alternate locations does not benefit the Swedesboro-Woolwich Historical Society.
Swedesboro-Woolwich Historical Society
P.O. Box 542
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Phone: (856) 203-4045
OR Lois Stanley at (856) 467-1889