Museum Collections

Furniture

The Society’s furniture collection represents pieces owned or manufactured by the people of Salem County. This collection varies greatly in scope from small scale pieces to large chests and beds. The furniture collection also includes multiple tall case clocks.

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Material Culture

The Society’s material culture collection consists of a variety of objects including decorative arts, such as glass and china, and industrial objects relating to blacksmithing, farming, fishing, and other trades.

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Textiles

The Society’s textile collection includes clothing dating back to colonial times, military uniforms, hats and bonnets, and numerous quilts.

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Fine Art

The Society’s fine art collection includes works of art by local artists as well as portraits and depictions of Salem County people and places. The collection is made up of paintings and drawings, as well as some examples of sculpture.

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Large Objects 

The Society is home to a number of large objects including carriages and sleighs as well as other large machinery.

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Native Artifacts

The Society’s Native Artifacts collection is comprised of a large collection of Native American materials including arrowheads and tools. Most of the collection centers on the Lenni Lenape people.

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