An Open Door To History
Street Address - Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, New Jersey 07712
 Mailing Address - P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755  

Phone (732) 531-2136







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Township of Ocean Historical Museum

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Copyright 2017 (C) Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Address: 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Mailing: P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0516    

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(732) 531-2136
The Museum is an all Volunteer Organization. We are always looking for help with projects, our many events, or just staffing the Museum. Check out our needs and get involved.
Visit the Township of Ocean Historical Museum

The Museum has a number of exhibit galleries in the rooms on the first floor of the Eden Woolley House. Two house permanent exhibits (updated regularly). The third features changing exhibits.  They include:

The Richmond Gallery - The Richmond Gallery features regularly changing exhibits.  The current exhibit is 

The Our Town Gallery  - The Our Town Gallery explores the history of Ocean Township, as well as changing mini-exhibits, which currently is 

The Hearth and Home Gallery - The Hearth and Home Gallery explains local life at the Jersey Shore and how it has changed over the years.
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7:00 to 9:00 P.M. -
March 15 to Dec 15

1:00 to 4:00 P.M. - First and Second Sundays of the Month.
Happening Now At the Eden Woolley House - New Jersey and the Great War: Local Stories of World War I

One hundred years ago this September, 25,000 people gathered on the grounds of what is today Monmouth University—then a private estate called Shadow Lawn—to see Woodrow Wilson officially accept the nomination of the Democratic Party for a second Presidential run. Wilson was following a popular tradition among American Presidents to retreat to our slice of the Jersey Shore to escape the heat and hubbub of Washington. Our exhibit tells the wide-ranging stories of eleven Presidents who spent time here, at the Monmouth County shore. More.
Funding for the Township of Ocean Historical Museum provided by the New Jersey Cultural Trust.  

Funding has been made possible in part by an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission

Painting and repair of the Stucile Farms Water Tower has been accomplished with financial assistance from The 1772 Foundation 
in cooperation with and administrated by the New Jersey Historic Trust 
Eden Woollry House, home of the Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Donate to the Museum

You may donate to the Museum, contribute an item, buy a Memorial Brick,  mark a Centennial Home, or donate to Restore the Water Tower.
Awarded First Place in the 2014 Kevin M. Hale Annual Publication Awards from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey
New Jersey and the Great War: Local Stories of World War I

Historic Events Around the State
RESTORATION OF THE STUCILE FARMS WATER TOWER (Continues) - We have most recently completed the repair and re-painting the Water Tower, replacing the Tower windows and replacing the front porch.  More.
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Purchase 2017 Quilt Raffle Chances
30th Annual Quilt - Hunter's Star
One Book - Ten Chances to Win!!!
[Drawing will be on December 3, 2017 at approximately 3:00 pm]
Clearing up some myths and misconceptions
Golden Crest: The builder, origin, and architect
By guest columnist Randall Gabrielan
2017 Quilt Raffle Ticket Sponsor
Happening Now at the Eden Woolley House - “Farms Galore: Ocean Township’s Rural Past”

From its earliest settlements, Ocean Township—like most of Monmouth County—was farmland. Our founding families—the Potters, Drummonds, Whites, Tuckers, land that today is covered with homes, apartments, offices, and shopping centers. More.

“Farms Galore”: Farming in Ocean Township

Thank You to:

- A grant from The Jersey Shore Greek Festival Outreach Fund 

- A 2018 General Operating Support Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission

​- The William T. and Marie J. Henderson Foundation Inc., for a 2018 Grant.

- The Rita and Harry Greenberger Foundation, for a 2017 Grant for the Stucile Farms Water Tower.​

- Lois Kiely for her support of the Museum, from the sale of her book, "War Hits Home: Stories of Family Courage"

- Robert D. Waitt, for his support of the renovation of the Stucile Farms Water Tower.

- John C. Huss and friends, for their support of the renovation of the Stucile Farms Water Tower.

- Ira Haupt II, for his support of the renovation of the Stucile Farms Water Tower.

- William Prihel for his support of the renovation of the Stucile Farms Water Tower.

- The Jeffries Family Foundation, for a 2017 Grant to support renovation of the Stucile Farms Water Tower.

- C.J. Kasylaski and Boy Scout Troop 71 for their support of the Ryan Playhouse.

- The Renzulli Charitable Trust, for a 2017 Grant.

- Dr. Thomas Rich, for his support of the 2017 Quilt Raffle.

- IBM Corporation for a 2017 Technology Grant