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The Port Norris Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of our unique village, located in Commercial Township in Cumberland County, NJ.

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News Happenings 2014

November 21, 2014

Battle of Dallas Landing Archeology Public Meeting
Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission

Published on Dec 15, 2014
The Battle of Dallas' Landing was a skirmish between two sailing vessels on the Maurice River in August 1781. A grant from the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program funded the research and archeology of the site. In November 2014 the Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission hosted a public meeting in Mauricetown, NJ to present what had been discovered in the research so far and what was planned for the site. View YouTube Video

Friday, November 21, 2014

Battle of Dallas’ Landing Archeological Study

Battle of Dallas’ Landing Archeological Study, is scheduled for Friday, November 21st in the Mauricetown Firehall. The meeting will start at 6 PM, includes refreshments and a light dinner and will run until 8:30. We need everyone’s help in collecting information at this meeting.

Attendees are encouraged to bring in artifacts the have been uncovered and to bring family recollections and remembrances that may relate to the battle. Staff from Hunter Research will present what has been discovered so far and what the plans are moving forward. Download Flyer Here

November 5, 2014

Where's the Bayshore?
Proposed legislation to bring tourism through signage

For Don E Woods

The Bayshore is a hidden gem for Cumberland County, however, drivers can pass right by the region without even knowing it's there.

Legislation introduced in Trenton, however, will direct potential tourists to the Delaware Bayshore with signage.
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September 6, 2014
The Daily Journal

County OKs Revolutionary War battle research
BRIDGETON – The search for Cumberland County’s believed tie to the American Revolution is on.

At Tuesday night’s Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting, officials unanimously approved two resolutions calling for the study of the rumored Battle of Dallas’ Landing site, which reportedly ocurred along the Maurice River in Maurice River Township 243 years ago.

The approval allows the county to finally move forward with its long-planned goal of establishing historical ties to Cumberland County.

“It feels good to finally start,” county planner Matt Pisarski said. “We’re really pleased to finally get this thing launched. I’m hoping we get a pretty good idea where the area is.” See more...

Also see 2013


Donna L. Moore
The Port Norris Historical Society is saddened by the passing of Donna Moore on May 16, 2014. Her contributions as PNHS secretary and her passion for the community will never be forgotten. See more...


Edward G. Bevan Fish and Wildlife Management Area Forest Fire
DOWNE TWP. — In what has been designated a major forest fire, more than 1,500 acres of land in the Edward G. Bevan Fish and Wildlife Management Area are burning, according to broadcast reports.

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April 25, 2014 Associated Press

April 24, 2014 By Don E. Woods/South Jersey Times

April 24, 2014 WPVI-TV/DT By Action News


Capaldi Farms honored with the 2014
Century Farm Award

Capaldi Farms
Dom and Mary Capaldi receive the Century Farm Award for their farm,
Capaldi Farms, which has been in operation in the same family for 100 years.

The New Jersey Agricultural Society is pleased to present the annual Century Farm Award. The award is presented to a New Jersey farm that has been in the same family and operational for at least 100 years. Click here to read the article.

March 26, 2014 Daily Record by Michelle H. Daino
The New Jersey Agricultural Society, the oldest agricultural organization in the nation, will host its annual gala, “Spring in the Garden State,” on Friday at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe. Click here to read the article.