South Jersey Culture & History Center

South Jersey Culture & History Center LogoThe South Jersey Culture & History Center works to foster awareness within local communities of the rich cultural and historical heritage of Southern New Jersey, to promote the study of this heritage, especially among area students, and to produce publishable materials that provide a deepened understanding of this heritage. 

The SJCHC is always working on a variety of publishing projects and community programming. Expect a new biography of Elizabeth White of Whitesbog to be released in fall 2017. Throughout fall 2017 – Spring 2018, SJCHC teams up with Kramer Hall and the Noyes Museum of Stockton for “The Lure of South Jersey: The Resettlement of Migrants” (see more information in the nav bar). The SJCHC is encouraged and supported by Stockton University. Questions or comments may be sent to the Director, Thomas Kinsella.


SoJourn 2.1 has arrived

SoJourn 2.1, the third issue of our journal on South Jersey history, culture, and geography, has arrived from the printers. You can purchase it from the Stockton University Bookstore, the AtlantiCare Regional Hospital gift shop, Second Time Books in Mt. Laurel, and on Amazon or by contacting Tom Kinsella or Paul W. Schopp.

Cover image of SoJourn 2.1

The Articles in this issue:

“The First African American Excursion to Atlantic City” by Paul W. Schopp

“Proving a Legend: A Submarine in the Rancocas Creek” by Alice Smith

“Brevet Brigadier General Elias Wright: Surveyor Extraordinaire” by Elizabeth G. Carpenter

“Mapping the Mullica Valley: Natural History Landscapes” by Kenneth W. Able

“Off Course in a Raging Sea: Captain William M. Phillips and the Plight of the Schooner BENJAMIN E. VALENTINE” by Paul W. Schopp with Anthony Ficcaglia

“Haul Away, Boys!” [Pictorial essay on Shad on the Delaware]

“Jerseyisms” by Francis E. Lee

“The Rebirth of Buzby’s Chatsworth General Store” by R. Marilyn Schmidt

“The Publications of R. Marilyn Schmidt”

“The Endicott-Reardon Family Museum” by Rebecca Muller

“Anecdotes and Memoirs of William Boen”

“The Coia Map Project” by James Pullaro and Paul W. Schopp