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About the Glassboro Historical Society
The Glassboro Historical Society is a friendly community-based group of regular folks interested in preserving the history of Glassboro, New Jersey, for future generations. Our organization strives to build awareness of Glassboro’s rich cultural and historical heritage, including agriculture, creative arts, education, entrepreneurialism, volunteerism, and glassmaking.
As a community organization, we host educational and social events and a variety of exciting monthly exhibits. We also work to research topics related to Glassboro, and publish and promote books and cultural activities related to Glassboro’s community, culture, and history.
Through unique partnerships, such as with the Rowan University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center and Rowan University’s Cultural Geography Honors program, we explore and develop new research.
Through grants, fundraising, and partnerships we create projects that celebrate, document, and preserve Glassboro’s past so that we can better understand our present and future. This work includes the Glassboro Memory Mapping Project.
The Glassboro Historical Society meets at 7 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month at the West Jersey Depot (Historic Train Station) 354 Oakwood Ave, Glassboro, NJ.
Please come out and explore! All are welcome!
West Jersey Train Depot
A beautiful day at our restored West Jersey Train Depot
Classic Car Show
An amazing day of classic cars. We had such a great crowd!
Civil War Day
Mayor Leo MacCabe meets Mary and Abe Lincoln
President Lincoln and Robert P. Tucker
Local historian, educator, and author Robert P. Tucker meets President Lincoln.
West Jersey Depot Exhibits & Tours
Explore Glassboro’s historic West Jersey Depot
Every 4th weekend of the Month, 1 pm to 4 pm
Located at: 354 Oakwood Ave, Glassboro, NJ | Map
The Glassboro Memory Mapping Project (GMM) is a collaborative digital scholarship project exploring cultural geography, memory, placemaking, and public history of Glassboro, New Jersey. The project is being developed through an innovative partnership between the Glassboro Historical Society, the Rowan University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center, Rowan University’s Cultural Geography Honors Program, and the Heritage Glass Museum. The development of this project is is an ongoing endeavor!
The Glassboro Historic Preservation Commission recently received a grant to restore our Founders Cemetery.