Collecting, Preserving and Educating

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Burlington County History and Historic Preservation Awards.

For the Fourth year in a row the Delran Historical Society has won an award from the Burlington County History Recognition Program. This year the award was given to our society for the work that we did to make Delran History Day possible. The membership of our society and Board of Directors are how we make these great events possible. Video in YouTube link below with entire ceremony.

Community Experience During Covid-19 – Project

Delran Historical Society would like local residents to be a part of our local history by helping our society document the unprecedented times that we our living in. Our society wants to make sure that in the future, people will be able to look back in our collection and see how Delran and all of our residents were affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Submissions for this project can be in the form of a few sentences, an essay, photos, artwork, etc. We plan to create a file in our archives that will hold all the submissions we receive. In the future we will display some of these submissions in our display cases at the municipal building and possibly on our website and rotate them periodically.

Any residents that are interested in participating in this project can send their submissions through our email address at or to our mailing address at PO Box 1201 Delran, NJ 08075. Our board wishes all of our local residents good health and safety through these trying times. We look forward to having interesting events that get everyone in the community involved again, after we get through this together.

New Tab Early Homes of Delran

Be sure to check out the new info in the Early Homes of Delran Tab which describes the history to some of the historical homes in Delran.

We are always looking to discover more information about the other historical homes in our community.

We encourage anyone who owns one of Delran’s historical homes or anyone who lived in them to consider sharing any old photos, information or stories you have about the home. Historical homes help to give a unique character to Delran which can not be found anywhere else.

Please email us at  and include a phone number so we can contact you. -Thank You


Help Preserve Revolutionary War Battlefield Site in Burlington County

Burlington County currently has no preserved American Revolutionary War Battlefield sites. But one Revolutionary War site named Petticoat Bridge Battlefield is in need of preservation. If Petticoat Bridge Battlefield is not preserved it is very likely that the 197 acres of farmland in Burlington County will be development.

If you would like to see the Petticoat Bridge Battlefield site preserved then please sign the petition in the link below. Thank You For Your Support!

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November 19 – Chris Doerner, antiques and collectibles

Join us this Tuesday, November 19, at our monthly meeting at the Delran municipal building at 7:00 PM where Chris Doerner, antiques and collectibles auctioneer and owner of 21 Centruey Antiques, will be our guest speaker. He will share his experience and knowledge of the auction world. He will provide tips on what to do with that house of items you just inherited, how to better plan for those items “before” you inherit them, helping you narrow down your items of worth, and what to look for in a good auctioneer and become a successful bidder, yourself. Light refreshments will be served.

21st Century Antiques

Christopher Doerner
210 Ivy Road
Beverly, NJ 08010

Phone: 6098776843

November 20 meeting – Early Homes of Delran

At our meeting November 20th meeting, we will be kicking off our Early Homes of Delran project.  PJ Buzzi, a Delran Historical Society member, will share the history of his house and the people who lived there, one of which was Delran’s First Mayor.  Our meetings are held at the Delran Township Municipal Building and start at 7pm.

We are looking to document homes built before 1900.  Many of these homes were photographed in the l970’s and 80’s but much has changed.  We will be visiting these addresses and photographing these houses after the leaves are off the trees.  Over the winter, we will be researching the history of these homes.   We need your help!  If you own or lived in one of these houses, we hope that you will share photographs of the original architectural features inside such as fireplace, cabinets, floors, or woodwork as well as stories of the people and events that happened in the house. Visit our website for more information about this project.

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