Museum Collections

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Our furniture collection represents pieces owned or manufactured by the people who have lived in our county - from utilitarian tables and chairs to ornate chests of drawers.  We have a wonderful collection of tall case clocks.


We have outstanding examples of glass, earthen ware, and china in our museum collections.  Glass manufacturing, in particular, has been a significant industry in our county, and our glass collection is unique.

Decorative Arts

The textile collection includes men’s and women’s clothing dating all the way back to colonial times, as well as military uniforms, hats and bonnets, and numerous local quilts.  In addition, the Society has one of the largest collections of samplers in the state.

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Our collection includes works of art by local artists as well as portraits and depictions of Salem County people and places.


Our barn houses several unique collections, including large objects such as carriages and buggies, sleighs, a two horse treadmill, and a horse drawn hearse.   

Large Objects 

Our barn also houses equipment for blacksmithing, farming, fishing, carpentry, and other trades, from various periods.

Industrial Objects

We are fortunate to have a collection of artifacts from the Lenni Lenape native people on display.

Native Artifacts