|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.
For a list of members of our 2014 Board of Trustees, please click here.
To order your copy of the Malcolm Knowles Residential History DVD, please open and print the order form below, fill it out and mail it to the address above.
Plein Air paintings on sale now
Art Exhibit and Sale Continues Online
If you missed the opportunity to attend the recent Chesterfield Township Heritage Day Plein Air Festival, it’s not too late to buy a beautiful piece of original artwork for your home or family!
The Plein Air, or Artist Paint Out, brought together 25 local and regional artists on Saturday, October 17th to create a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork depicting picturesque Township scenery and buildings -- all in one day. The art work was judged, prizes were awarded and the artwork, along with five additional paintings created in the months leading up to the Plein Air, were exhibited and sold in the evening. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the art benefitted the Chesterfield Township Historical Society. The Society was pleased with the sale of over 30 paintings at the October event, and invited the artists to extend the art sale through the end of the year on the organization’s website for those Township residents who missed the Plein Air art sale.
If you see a piece of art displayed on this website that you are interested in purchasing, please call Debbie at 609-291-9351 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The purchase price will be the listed price with NJ sales tax added. If you live too far away to be able to arrange local pick up or delivery, the shipping costs will also be added. We will provide you with the total cost when you contact us. Since the artists may be exhibiting these paintings at other events, it is important to check on the continued availability of the piece before purchase.
This is a special opportunity to buy a piece of original artwork depicting scenes from Chesterfield Township – for your own walls, or as a thoughtful holiday gift for family or a friend.
To view paintings available for purchase, please click here.
Celebrate the season by making your own unique holiday centerpiece with seasonal greens & decorations, and sharing traditional holiday refreshments with old & new friends.
The event will be from 1-4 p.m., Sunday December 13th, at the Historical Society's headquarters at 2 Front Street, in Crosswicks.
The Historical Society will supply the greens & all materials needed, along with expert instruction. The cost is $15 per person and registration is required. Contact Debbie at 609-291-9351 or email@example.com.
Holiday Open House
The Chesterfield Township Historical Society
invites its members, volunteers and friends to join in the celebration of the season at a Holiday Open House, at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 19, at the Historical Society’s Headquarters at 2 Front Street, Crosswicks. $10 per person suggested donation at door, and there will be appetizers, desserts, refreshments and good cheer included!
Bring an ornament to donate to help decorate the tree. RSVP requested at 609-947-4799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2015
The Chesterfield Township Historical Society Museum is open to the public from June through September 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