The Gloucester City Historical Society is committed to preserving the historical sites that remain while keeping alive the memory of those that are long gone.
The Gloucester City Historical Society was first organized in 1917; some of its early officers were David Doran and Clarence Capewell and others. It was active in the 300th Anniversary of the settlement called Fort Nassau, which was held in 1923.
The Society was revived in 1946 by the Gloucester City Rotary as the Historical Society of Gloucester City. Some of its Officers were Edmund Whittington, Harry F. Green and Albert Corcoran and others. This grouped died off in the early 1980s. In 1993, Joan Corcoran reorganized it as the Gloucester City Historical Society. Following a very successful exhibit held at the Gloucester City Library in November of 1998, the membership swelled. With the support of the City, the Society opened its Museum at 34 N. King Street, on July 4th 1999.
Between our Museum, our quarterly publication, CIRCA, which is now illustrated, and the many speakers we have as guests at our monthly meetings, we have, for a society our size, done very well at meeting our objectives. But there is always need for improvement. We are always in need of volunteers.