Director of Historic Properties & Programs
820 Mercer St.
Ph: (856) 488-7886
Fx: (856) 488-7895
7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday, September through June
Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Hwy.
Sara Lipsett, Council liaison
Mike Mathis, Chairman
Denise Weinberg, Vice Chairwoman
Nancy Schwartz, Secretary
Sandra Ragonese, Township liaison
Bob Gloeser, Esq.
Dave Lummis, AIA
Dan Nichols, AIA
About the Historical Commission
Dedicated to preserving the history of the township, the volunteer Commission collects, preserves and maintains archives and memorabilia and assists in identifying historical resources in Cherry Hill. The Commission also sponsors an annual lecture series through the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services.
Local History Room
Researching a paper or preparing a presentation? Looking for fascinating and unique resources? The Commission's archives include documents, images, and artifacts relative to the history, growth, and development of Cherry Hill. The archival material is housed in the Local History Room (Lower Level) at the
Cherry Hill Public Library
, 1100 Kings Highway North. The Local history Room is staffed by Commission members on
Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
. Appointments are also available by contacting the
at (856) 488-7886.
Projects & Accomplishments
The Commission has received grants from the
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
to renovate and stabilize the outbuildings and the Kay-Evans farmhouse at Croft Farm and succeeded in having the Croft Farm property listed on both the
Registers of Historic Places. The Commission also used grant funds to conduct a Historic Resource Survey of Cherry Hill, which identified 500 existing buildings that were constructed prior to 1930. It investigated 38 of those properties which may be eligible for inclusion on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Interested residents can view this survey at the library.
In 1990, the Commission created a video entitled
The Making of a Township
which features interviews with past mayors of Cherry Hill. In 1994, it also produced the
Auto Tour Guide of Historic Sites in the Township of Cherry Hill
which is available for purchase for $2 from the Municipal Clerk’s office at Town Hall, or the Cherry Hill Public Library.
Speaker's BureauIs your group looking for a Program? Consider the CHHC's Speaker's Bureau. Members are available to offer illustrated lectures on a variety of topics including Cherry Hill history, heirloom preservation and more. For more information or to schedule a program, contact the CHHC at
CHHC programs are Free.
Donations to support the CHHC are appreciated.