Clayton Historic Preservation

Clayton, New Jersey 08312

Welcome to the Clayton Historic Preservation, managed by board members of the Clayton Historic Society.


Our purpose is to educate the community on the rich culture Clayton New Jersey has as well as preserve its beautiful artifacts in our Museum.

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The Clayton Historic Museum is located at 29 East Avenue, Clayton, New Jersey and is handicap accessible. We are open to the public every third Saturday of the month from 1:00 PM through 3:00 PM. The museum can also be open by appointment. 

Admission is free; however, donations are welcome.  

Additionally, you can always email us at or complete the Contact Us form belowWritten communication may also be mailed to P. O. Box 29, Clayton, NJ 08312-0029.

Isabel Moran

Isabel Kathleen Moran (nee Gant) life long resident of Clayton, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the age of 91 years. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Beatrice Gant and granddaughter of the late Almon and Bella Page of Grove Lawn in Clayton. Isabel was in the class of 1945 at Clayton High School and retired from Security at Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

Isabel leaves behind her loving children, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. CHP is very honored that Isabel's last wishes were in lieu of flowers, contributions to be made in her memory to the Clayton Historic Preservation, Inc.

Glenn W. Kindle, Esquire
Born in Clayton, New Jersey, Mr. Kindle was a life-long resident. Glenn was a 1947 graduate of Clayton High School. Glenn was a practicing attorney with law firms in both Clayton and Woodbury from 1955 until 1998.  He served as Municipal Court Judge for 30 years, sitting on the bench in every town in Gloucester County at one time  or another. Glenn was a member of the Clayton Lions Club, Clayton Republican Club, Gloucester County Bar Association, Gloucester County YMCA Board of Directors, and was the Advisor for the local Hi-Y club in Clayton. He was a founding member of the Clayton Jaycees in 1956 and its first President, running such events as the "Car Road-e-o".  Glenn was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clayton, singing in the choir and serving as Superintendent of the Sunday Sessions.

He has been a member of the CLAYTON HISTORIC PRESERVATION Advisory Board for 20 years. During this time, Glenn held many different positions including Treasurer for one year, Vice-Chairperson  for ten years, Chairperson for one year, and was also a member of several of the standing committees. He has authored two children's books with railroading themes; donating them to CHP as fund raisers. Additionally, he wrote several articles for the CHP newsletter on the history of railroading in South Jersey and other subjects.