Egg Harbor Township, Established 1710

About Us

History of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society (GEHTHS)

The Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society formed in 1979. Their non-profit certificate of incorporation was filed and recorded with the New Jersey Secretary of State on March 10, 1980. The incorporating officers were Robert Reinheimer, June Sheridan, Loretta King, Edith Hagerthey and Ruth Taylor. Following two decades of material and artifact collection, the GEHTHS was able to open a Museum and Library in 2009 providing access to residents as well as other interested persons. GEHTHS offers community programs, celebratory events, research assistance, special exhibits, and internship opportunities all of which encourage sharing general information about history and Egg Harbor Township, in particular.

Ribbon Cutting 2009
Founding Committee

Sue Heinz, a well-known Egg Harbor Township artist, created and designed the logo for the Society.

Visit Us

Location: 6647 West Jersey Ave. • Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234 • 609-380-4524

Staff: The GEHTHS is 100% comprised of volunteers, who share their expertise, time, and labor to bring history to life in Egg Harbor Township. 

Museum Grounds: On our 8+ acres, we have a museum, a research library, a community garden open to residents and organizations, a teaching garden in partnership with the Catawba Project, the Jeff Wood Memorial Garden, a frog pond, a gazebo, and a storage garage. We are constantly making improvements to our grounds, which are owned by Egg Harbor Township but dedicated to our use for the foreseeable future. We are grateful to the Township for their support of our mission.