About the Southampton Historical Society
The Southampton Historical Society, founded in 1974, serves as the depository of historical information about Southampton Township, New Jersey and is custodian of several historical museums in the township. The SHS is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Vincentown and Southampton Township and to the dissemination of information about the rich history of our community through its museums, publications and special events.
Officers for 2012President: Bob Ritter Vice-president: open Recording Secretary: Gail Slack Treasurer: Kathy Rosmando Newsletter: Gail Slack & Dorothy Chappine Programs: Joe Laufer Membership Chairperson: Carol Ritter
(609) 859-3763Southampton Historical Society PO Box 2086 Southampton, NJ 08088
All programs held in Old Town Hall, Plum Street, Vincentown begin promptly at 7:30 pm. The program follows at 8:00 pm.
The old towne hall is located at 25 Plum Street in Vincentown Village.
Historic Signs Placed in Village of Vincentown
Two new historic signs have been placed in the Village of Vincentown to identify locations of historic significance. The first has been placed along Race Street across from the mill dam and the Billy K. Haines Schoolhouse. It identifies the location of the early Saw Mill along Rancocas Creek in Vincentown. The saw mill was one of several in the area operated by Joseph Burr, an early developer of Vincentown, whose home on 52 Mill St. is one of the most historic homes in Vincentown. The other sign has been placed at 17 Mill Street to the left of the historic Vincentown-Tabernacle Telephone Building, now the headquarters of the Southampton Historical Society. Both signs were commissioned by the Southampton Historical Society.
On these pages we hope to share with you information about our organization, our activities, our historic sites and our rich history.