Historical Society

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.


President: Robert Ritter
Vice President: TBD
Recording Secretary: Sharon Colan
Treasurer: Kathy Rosmando
Trustee: Tim Murphy
Trustee: Joan Feeley
Trustee: Linda Thomas
Trustee: Ron Vogel


Robert Ritter
(609) 859-3763

Southampton Historical Society
PO Box 2086
Southampton, NJ 08088

Program Schedule
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.
2019-20 Program Schedule
Oct. 7, 2019 Peyton Dixon – Theodore Roosevelt: American in the Arena
Nov. 4, 2019 Jane Peters Estes – Vivandieres (in period uniform) woman fighting along w/men in war.
Dec. 2, 2019 Seneca Chamber Choir – Holiday songs
Mar. 2, 2020 Alisa Dupuy – Clara Barton
Apr. 6, 2020 James Alexander, Jr. – The Mt. Holly, Lumberton & Medford Railroad 1869-1976
May 6, 2020 Samuel Davis – George Washington “Miracles of my life”
June 1, 2020 Strawberry & Ice Cream Social along with Local 4-H History with Penny Haines

Historic Signs Placed in Village of VincentownSawMillParkSign

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 The other sign has been placed at 17 Mill StreetVincentown-sign-cut-out 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.

Historic Vincentown – images, anecdotes, history
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