Donations Appreciated!

We appreciate your donation. The Port Norris Historical Society is a 501 c 3
all donations are tax-deductible, and no donation is too small. If needed, our tax number will be provided.

The goal of PNHS is to use our building for meetings, and eventually to establish a museum to showcase the memorabilia of the “golden age” of our unique village. We have already acquired donations of many things of historic value. We need your help to make this happen. We will be posting updates on our website and would love to share this journey with you.

You may send a check payable to the Port Norris Historical Society (PNHS) PO Box 187, Port Norris, NJ 08349 or you may use your credit card to

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Thank you in advance for all of your help and support.

The Officers and Trustees of PNHS


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2021 Special Event Sponsors
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General Donations 2021

Donna Bailey In memory of her mother her Uncle Dick on the anniversaries of their passing (October 2003 November 2004). In Memory of her Dad on his Birthday December 7.

In Memory of Norman D. Cobb
Susan Cummings
Pat Hammer - Samia Rose Topiary
Holly Society of America
Pat Moore
Nancy Carol Carter
Gloria Guidera
Richard and Pat Smith
Sam and Helga Ricci
San Diego Floral Association
Cheryl (Cobb) Widen
Janet Capaldi
Francis Fekel
The American Ivy Society
Lawrence and Arlene Morgan

Thrivent Financial, Redeemer Lutheran Church of Vineland

Donna Bailey In loving memory of her mother and Aunt Alma on their shared birthday, August 24th. Also in honor of Aunt Alvina on her birthday, August 3rd.

Elizabeth Hoffman

Mertz Family

Lauren Gaudio In memory of Louis Capaldi

Donna Bailey In memory of her family, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. 

The Smithson Family in memory of Joan Robbins

Rachel Cobb in memory of her Uncle Ty Cobb

Bivalve Packing

2020 Special Event Sponsors
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General Donations 2020

Mary Ella Morie

Gordon & Pat Moore

Barbara Dale Riggin Guardiola

Donna Bailey

Norman Cobb in Memory of Bill Lee

Rachel Cobb in Memory of her Aunt Sue Cobb Morgan

Donna Bailey in Memory of her brother Craig and her Mother and Father

Thrivent Financial, Redeemer Lutheran Church of Vineland

Barney and Debi Hollinger

Tom Hollinger

Donna Bailey

Gordon & Pat Moore

Sam Ricci


General Donations 2019

Mary Ella Morie

Donna Bailey in memory of her Dad (Merle Bailey) on what would have been his 101 birthday December 7th. She is glad she could ,”share the Phillies World Series with him.”

John Lee

Alvin and Kathy Lore

Pat (Carney) Cavendar

Donna Bailey in honor of Mother who passed away on October 4, 2003. She is loved an remembered everyday.

Pat and Gordon Moore

Amy Hickman Robbins

Joan Robbins in honor of husband Dave Robbins. 2 lights.

Donna Bailey in honor of Mother and Dad on their Wedding Anniversary, 6-7-41, and in loving memory of Dad on Father's Day. They were such wonderful parents. I was so blessed to have them for so long.

Ethalinda Blackman

Vertie Kunkle

Sheldon Plumbing

Carol Saul Gromer

Donna Bailey in honor or her brother, Craig Bailey, 75th Birthday.


Pat and Gordon Moore

Thrivent Financial, Redeemer Lutheran Church of Vineland


General Donations 2018

Mary Ellla Morie

Donna Bailey in memory of my father's 100th Birthday on December 9th.

Pat (Carney) Cavendar

Joan Harper

John Lee

Pat and Gordon Moore

Thomas Zawalich

Donna Bailey in memory of my mother Gertrude Bailey.

In Memory of Lesley Hanby
Bivalve Packing
Edward and Patricia Fleetwood
John and Faye Hickman
Joe and Mary Linda Lacotte
John and Mariannr Lore
Joyce Massey
Joan Robbins
Richard and Pat Smith

Donna Bailey in honor of my very special Aunt Alvina on her birthday.
I am so blessed for having her. She has always been loving and supportive all my life. Also in loving memory of my mom and Aunt Alma on their birthday. I miss them, they are forever in my heart.

Ethalinda Blackman

Donna Bailey – As Memorial Day approaches, I am thinking of my Dad, Uncles and other family members that served our country admirably and honorably.  I know that each one of you have had family and friends who have served or are serving.

Joyce Massey - paint for the bathroom

Donna Bailey in loving memory of Crag on his 73rd birthday.

Thrivent Financial, Redeemer Lutheran Church of Vineland

Gloria Guidera - Paid for adding our mame to the new township sign

David Smith


General Donations 2017

2017 Special Event Sponsors
Thank you AccuPrint for printing our sponsors sign.

John Lee

Sharon Elder in honor of her father, Legend John Bradway.

Pat and Gordon Moore

Gloria Guidera - 2 works of art by John Guidera we can sell.

Donna Bailey in memory of her mother's passing 14 years ago.
She was a very unique and wonderful person.

Donna Bailey in Honor of Family Members with August Birthdays.

Donna Bailey in memory of her Father on Father's Day
and memory of her parents 76th Wedding Anniversary on June 7.

Mary Linda Lacotte

Todd Oliver & Sons Construction

Ethalinda Blackman

Tom Hollinger

Carol Gromer

Liz Hoffman

Pat and Gordon Moore

John Lee

Thrivent Community at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Vineland

David Smith

Thomas Zawalich


General Donations 2016

Ethalinda Blackman

Pat and Gordon Moore

In Memoriam of her father on his birthday.
Donna Bailey

In Memory of Jonathan M. Berry
Vicki O’Hara

In Memoriam of her brother Craig Bailey
Donna Bailey

In Honor of Eileen Bernhart's birthday
Lynn Robbins

John Lee

Thrivent Community at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Vineland

In Memoriam of her father, Merle Bailey, for Father's Day
Donna Bailey

Rachel Mertz

Donna Bailey In honor of her aunt Alvina Baum for her birthday and in memory of her mother, Gertrude Bailey

Thank you to two anonymous donors for our new window air conditioner

Thank you Alvina Baum for the archival framing of our Thomas Hand Certificate

Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center


General Donations 2015

The American Ivy Society

In Memoriam of her brother Craig Bailey
Donna Bailey

In honor of family members
Donna Bailey

In honor of her teachers
Donna Bailey

Duncan Campbell  

Doctor Frank DeMaio

The Huntley Family

Dr. Jacqueline McBride 

Rev. and Mrs. James D. Peterson

David Smith

South Jersey Industries

2015 Buy a Gallon of Paint Campaign

Julie & Scott Abbott Ed Adams Alvina Baum Ethalinda Blackman Ginny Campbell Bob & Liz Hoffman Thomas Hollinger Issertell Issertell Gary & Evelinda Keen Mary Linda & Joe Lacotte Pat Smith Sam Ricci Thrivent Community at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Vineland

General Donations 2013-2014

Bivalve Packing Co.

Jane Christy

Danna Family

Harbor House

Fralinger Engineering

In Memoriam for our Aunt Elizabeth Robbins
The Mertz Family

Bill Morrison

Surfside Product

Ricci Brothers Sand Company

US Silica  

Thomas Zawalich

Port Norris
Steve Fleetwood Supervisor of Bilvale Packing Co. handing
Ed Adams a check for $2000 for the Port Norris Historical Society
Capital Fund.


New Roof 2013-2014

Grant from the 1772 Foundationin cooperation with the New Jersey Historic Trust

Gifts in Honor of Alvina Baum

Bivalve Packing Co.

Ethalinda Blackman

Sam Ricci

Our membership - everyone's hard work!

Port Norris Rotary Club

South Jersey Industries


Window Campaign 2013-2014

Affordable Lead Solutions his project has been accomplished with a Grant from the1772 Foundation in cooperation with the New Jersey Historic Trust Grant Letter of Agreement Contract #1772-1315


Windows Donated By

In Memory of Edward Adams, Sr.
Given by Edward Jr. and Kelli Adams

In Memory of Captain Amos I. and Martha Barnes • Captain of the “Elizabth W” in 1905
Donated by Children and Grandchildren • Rev. Ernest R. Barnes, Thelma Barnes-Weems, Delois Barnes,
Ernest Barnes II, Dr. Michael A. Barnes, Iris Rose Barnes, Ricardo S. Barnes, Anita Barnes-Edwards

Dedicated to the Memory of Our Grandfather Harry C. Barraclough 1889-1964
Given by his Grandchildren Joe, Harry, Barbara, Pat, Paula and Families

In Memory of Paulie Chamberlain
Given by The Port Norris Fire Company

In Memory of Paulie Chamberlain
Given by Friends of Paulie
Lousie Moore Senior Center • Webby Bateman • Barbara Bromell • Hedy Calhoun • Lydia Case • Allan Collingwood • Darlene Collingwood • Irene Green • Erv & Joanne Hickman • John & Faye Hickman • Larry & Debbie Hickman • Jom & Connie Jackson, Sr. • Mauricetown Gunning Club • Jeff & Claire Moore •
Phyllis McGregor • Edie Prokson • Ruth Sheppard • Carol Table • Cindy Tawes

In Memory of Our Mother and Father, Grandpop and Granny
Harry & Beulah Cobb

Gentilini Motors

In Memory of Nelson W. and Mary T. Laning
Given by Bob and Liz Hoffman

In Memory of Alvin, Ina, and Henry Nickelson, Gertrude Nickelson Bailey and Isabel Nickelson McDonald
Given by their Family Mary Ella Morie, Alvina Baum, Carol Garrison, Robin Baum and Julie Baum Abbott

Plowman’s Windows and Doors

Ricci Brothers Sand Company

In Memory of Peter & Margaret Tripley and Courtland & Jane Smith
Donated by Richard and Patricia Smith

In Memory of the O'Brien Family
Donated by Ray O'Brien and Family


Gas Heater and Installation 2013

Guy Chamberlain

South Jersey Industries

Capital Campaign “A Home for our History.”
We need your help. All donations are tax-deductible.

All donations go directly to the building renovations. Every dollar matters.

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