|Chesterfield Township Historical Society||
Chesterfield Township, NJ, was settled in 1677 and was one of the first Quaker communities in the Delaware Valley and one of the oldest European settlements in the New World. Our historical society is dedicated to the collection, preservation and promotion of the Township's history, through our library, museum, and public programs and events. Please click the button below to find out more about our society.
2 Front Street
P.O. Box 86
Crosswicks, NJ 08515
To research our online collection, please click here.
To order your own copy of the Malcolm Knowles Residential History DVD, please open and print the order form below and mail it in to us. Further info and instructions are on the form.
For a list of members of our 2014 Board of Trustees, please click here.
Heritage Day and Plein Air event
Under sunny blue skies with crisp fall temperatures, Chesterfield Township celebrated its 326th anniversary this year with a day-long heritage celebration and plein air competition on Saturday. All events were well attended, and the plein air competition and art sale reception were a rousing success.
At right are two photos of the plein air painters taken by John McMenamin. We will update this space with more photos and info as soon as they become available. If you failed to buy a Knowles DVD on Saturday, you may still order by downloading the form at left.
Plein Air winners announced
The winners in this year's inaugural Plein Air competition held October 18th during Heritage Day were announced that evening at a special reception at 2 Front Street. They are as follows:
1st Place: John O'Neill, "Pedro's House"
2nd Place: Mike Budden, "Green Monster"
3rd Place: Dominic Martelli, "Ellisdale Road,
1. Al Barker, "View from Brick's Field"
2. Lori Bonanni, "House on Main Street"
3. J. Cebular, "The Farm"
4. Ellen Gavin, "Main Street"
5. Tom Kimball, "Garage Sale on Church Street"
6. Diane Pastore, "Little Meeting House"
Knowles Memorial Research Library
During our 325th Anniversary celebration on Saturday October 26, 2013, we formally dedicated our new research library and archives collection to long-time Chesterfield Township historian and Crosswicks resident C. Malcolm "Mal" Knowles.
Click here to visit our new library page, where you will be able to familiarize yourself with our holdings, meet the staff, and search our online catalogue.
Museum Hours 2014
The Chesterfield Township Historical Society Museum is open to the public from June through October on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For a brief history of the museum building and more information about the Museum, please follow this link.
For more information call Debbie at 609-291-9351