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

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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.

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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April to December

1:00 to 4:00 P.M. - First and Second Sundays of the Month.
Happening Now at the Eden Woolley Hose Fashion The History of What We Wear
Happening Now At the Eden Woolley House - Presidents at the Monmouth County Shore

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
Thank You to:

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​- The William T. and Marie J. Henderson Foundation Inc., for a 2016 Grant.

- The The Renzulli Charitable Trust, for a 2016 Grant.

- The Jeffries Family Foundation, for a 2016 Grant.

- The Rita and Harry Greenberger Foundation, for a 2016 Grant for the Stucile Farms Water Tower.​

- IBM Corporation for a 2016 Technology Grant

- The 1772 Foundation and the New Jersey Historic Trust for a grant to paint the Stucile Farms Water Tower, which the Museum is now restoring.

- New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the New Jersey Department of State, for a 2016 Operating Grant.

- The New Jersey Cultural Trust, for a 2016 Technology Upgrade Grant.

- The Daughters of the American Revolution, Shrewsbury Towne - Monmouth Chapter for funds for the work on the Stucile Farms Water Tower.

Additional Benefactors
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
Hometown Histories - Life Along Deal Lake
Hometown Histories - Life Along Deal Lake

Our video series about local stories and interviewing local people for their memories. 

Presidents at the Monmouth County Shore

Township of Ocean Historical Museum

Sussex County - Sparta - Out of the Past: Edison Mines and Ogden Mine Railroad

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Thursday, March 9 -- Sussex County

 

Middlesex County - New Brunswick - Through the Eyes of a WWI Combat Engineer

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Thursday, March 9 - Middlesex County
    
      Join Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives for the opening reception and the 31st annual Louis Faugères Bishop Lecture by Dr. Virginia A. Dilkes on the subject of "Through the Eyes of a WWI Combat Engineer," at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017.     
      The lecture will also be the opening reception of the Rutgers University-New Brunswick Spring 2017 exhibition "Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken!": New Jersey in the Great War. The exhibition, commemorating the Centennial of the Great War, will examine the storied history of our state during the Great War, showcasing one-of-a-kind documents, photographs, and artifacts from Rutgers University's Special Collections and University Archives, the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey, and the Johnson & Johnson Archives.
      Virginia Dilkes was born and raised in Iselin, New Jersey.  She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Michigan. Her interest in World War I stems from her father, who was a combat engineer in WWI. She has edited and published her father's World War I memoirs in the book Remembering World War I: An Engineer's Diary of the War. She is a volunteer for the U.S. WWI Centennial Commemoration Commission.
     This event is presented in coordination with the events and celebrations of the New Jersey World War I Centennial. For additional events and information. 
 

Essex County - Montclair - A Place to Become

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/27/17

Thursday, March 9 - Essex County
Price of Liberty 2017 Film Series
    Montclair, NJ - For the fourth year in a row, the Montclair History Center, formerly the Montclair Historical Society, will host a film/discussion series on issues related to race, segregation, integration, and Civil Rights. This year, the series will be hyper-local, with films based in Montclair. All programs are free.
   The series kicks off with "A Place to Become," which explores early 20th-century Montclair through the eyes of women who attended the YWCA. Their stories bring to life a town grappling with de facto segregation, integration, and the Civil Rights movement. This documentary, which was produced by the Montclair History Center, formerly the Montclair Historical Society, premiered at the Montclair Film Festival in 2014. Drew University's Dr. Lillie Edwards, a Montclair resident, will host the first program on Thursday, March 9 at 1 pm.

Morris County - Whippany - The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/27/17

Wednesday, March 8 -- Morris County  
     6:30 p.m. Book group chaired by Frederick Lewis will discuss The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire by Andrew Jackson Shaughnessy.
     Morris County Library, 30 E. Hanover Avenue, Whippany
   A unique account of the American Revolution, told from the perspective of the leaders who conducted the
British war effort
   The loss of America was a stunning and unexpected defeat for the powerful British Empire. Common wisdom has held that incompetent military commanders and political leaders in Britain must have been to blame, but were they? This intriguing book makes a different argument. Weaving together the personal stories of ten prominent men who directed the British dimension of the war, historian Andrew O'Shaughnessy dispels the incompetence myth and uncovers the real reasons that rebellious colonials were able to achieve their surprising victory.
    In interlinked biographical chapters, the author follows the course of the war from the perspectives of King George III, Prime Minister Lord North, military leaders including General Burgoyne, the Earl of Sandwich, and others who, for the most part, led ably and even brilliantly. Victories were frequent, and in fact the British conquered every American city at some stage of the Revolutionary War. Yet roiling political complexities at home, combined with the fervency of the fighting Americans, proved fatal to the British war effort. The book concludes with a penetrating assessment of the years after Yorktown, when the British achieved victories against the French and Spanish, thereby keeping intact what remained of the British Empire.


Mercer County - Princeton - Protecting Our Wisest Pursuit: Farmland Preservation in New Jersey

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/27/17

Wednesday, March 8 - Mercer County
Protecting Our Wisest Pursuit: Farmland Preservation in New Jersey
     The Historical Society of Princeton invites members and friends to the 2017 Annual Meeting and Lewis B. Cuyler Lecture to be held at the Nassau Club on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 pm.
     With the recent one-year anniversary of the organization's move to Updike Farmstead, this year the society will highlight New Jersey's agricultural history with a lecture focusing on farmland preservation in the state.
     It may surprise some to know that New Jersey-the most urbanized and densely populated state in the nation-is a leader in farmland preservation. Rutgers University's Brian Schilling will discuss the history and impact of farmland preservation in the state, pointing out notable milestones over the program's 34-year existence and its significance as a strategy to protect New Jersey's rich agricultural heritage (and future). Important issues facing farmland preservation and the farmers that operate the land will be highlighted.
     Brian Schilling is an Associate Extension Specialist of Agricultural Policy within Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Associate Professor of agricultural, food and resource economics at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University. During his 23 years at the School, much of Dr. Schilling's research has been focused on New Jersey farm viability, farmland preservation, and agricultural economic development at the urban-rural fringe. 
   The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please RSVP to the Historical Society at 609.921.6748 x105 or kristen@princetonhistory.org.

Cape May County - Cape May - Lunch and Learn "The Victorian Woman: Life in a Cocoon"

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/27/17

Wednesday, March 8 -- Cape May County

Lunch and Learn: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Cape May. Dates and topics are:
  • March 8 - The Victorian Woman: Shedding the Cocoon
  • March 15 - Victorian Medicine with Dr. Anna Hand
  • March 22 - Victorian Literature
  • March 29 - An Afternoon with Sinatra
Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Wednesdays, Jan. 25 through March 29, at 12 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit http://www.capemaymac.org/.

Union County - Union - SAVE THE DATE! GOVERNORS' BALL AT LIBERTY HALL

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/27/17

May 3 - Union County
SAVE THE DATE! GOVERNORS' BALL AT LIBERTY HALL

Monmouth County - Eatontown - Harriet's Long Journey... Life of Harriet Tubman

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Sunday, March 5 - Monmouth County
Harriet's Long Journey... Life of Harriet Tubman
Women's History Month Program
Sponsored by the Eatontown Historical Museum & Eatontown Library
2 p.m at the Eatontown Community Center
     Lorraine Stone will perform a one-hour presentation of the life of Harriet Tubman, entitled "Harriet's Long Journey," on March 5, 2017, at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Eatontown Historical Museum & Eatontown Library, the free presentation will take place  at the Eatontown Community Center at 72 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ. 
      Actress Lorraine Stone will bring history to life by portraying Harriet Tubman. Dressed in clothing patterned from the era, Lorraine Stone will perform Tubman's story of leading over 13 rescue missions on the Underground Railroad. A native of Asbury Park, Lorraine Stone founded "The Wisdomkeeper Performance Company" and frequently performs for the Dunbar Repertory Company. She also performs historical encounters with "Local Commotion Walking History Tours."

Essex County - Maplewood - Meet Harriet Tubman

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Sunday, March 5 -- Essex County


 

Burlington County - Westampton - Spinning and Weaving

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Sunday, March 5 - Burlington County
FIRST SUNDAY AT PEACHFIELD 
Spinning and Weaving
2:00--4:00 p.m.
 Peachfield, 180 Burrs Road, Westampton, New Jersey 
     Expert spinner Barb Johns will demonstrate the use of Peachfield's great spinning wheel.  Barb, a member of the South Jersey Guild of Spinners and Hand Weavers, will display yarn dyed by natural methods and demonstrate hand carding and wool combs. Learn how colonials processed wool for spinning and weaving.
     Admission is $10 per person; Friends of Peachfield admitted free of charge.  Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Please call 609/267-6996, or email at colonialdamesnj@comcast.net.        
          This event takes place at Peachfield, the Headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of New Jersey, 180 Burrs Road, Westampton, NJ 08060. 

Passaic County - Wayne - Pompton, Hub of the Revolution, and the Soldiers of Washington's Army

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/27/17

Sunday, March 5 - Passaic County
1:00 p.m. 
  null    Bob Mayers, author and historian, will speak about Pompton, Hub of the Revolution, and the Soldiers of Washington's Army.
    Many events at the Preakness Valley encampments such as the mutiny of New Jersey troops at Federal Hill and the 1781 encampment of the New York Brigade have been forgotten in history. Bob explores the lives and motivations of Washington's private soldiers in their personal records, and military sources. The Dey Mansion, 199 Totowa Road, Wayne FYI: Bob Mayers is a   member of the NJARRT and has spoken several times at our meetings.
www.revolutionarydetective.com     Amazon.com/author/bobmayers

Union County - Westfield - Maple Sugar Sunday

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/27/17

Sunday, March 5 - Union County
                                 Maple Sugar Sunday* **
*Ideal for children
**House tours will be conducted
MILLER-CORY HOUSE MUSEUM
614 MOUNTAIN AVENUE
WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY 07090;
 908-232-1776
      Maple Sugar Sunday at the Miller-Cory House Museum:  One of the seasonal tasks of farm life in colonial days was sugar making in the maple woods. The presenter will discuss the technique of maple sugaring, explaining how the maple sap rises and flows, how it is collected using wooden buckets and handmade spiles, and how sugar and syrup are made from the sap. (Please note that no tree will actually be tapped.) Two presentations are scheduled, one at 2:30 and one at 3:30, each lasting about one-half hour. This program is appropriate for children.
     The museum will be open on March 5 from 2:00 to 4:00; the program includes tours of the restored, fully furnished 1740 farmhouse as well as authentic open hearth cooking demonstrations.  Members of the cooking committee will use early American recipes, colonial era cooking tools and seasonal foods.  Admission is $4.00 for adults and children 13 and older, $3.00 for children ages 3 to 12 and free under age 3 The museum is located at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield.  For more information call 908-232-1776 or email millercorymuseum@gmail.com.

Mercer County - Princeton - Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey - A Panel Discussion with the Photographers Lead by Bob Santelli of The GRAMMY Museum

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/27/17

Sunday, March 5 - Mercer County

Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey - A Panel Discussion with the  Photographers Lead by Bob Santelli of The GRAMMY Museum
 
3:00 pm (doors open at 2:00 p.m.)
McCosh 50 Lecture Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
     Moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director, Bob Santelli, the panel- scheduled to appear, includes Danny Clinch, Ed Gallucci, Eric Meola, Barry Schneier, Frank Stefanko, and Pamela Springsteen- will discuss their adventures photographing Springsteen over the years, dating back to 1972.
     $35; $30 Friends of Morven
     $100 for priority seating at the lecture and an opportunity to meet the photographers and Bob Santelli at a reception Morven's galleries following the program (limit 100)
    For more information contact Kimmy Kolvites at 609-924-8144 x 113

Ocean County - Toms River - The Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg: Traditional Celtic Tales

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/27/17

Sunday, March 5 - Ocean County
The Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg: Traditional Celtic Tales
      Just in time for St. Patrick's Day festivities, Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Ave., Toms River, presents a program featuring storyteller David Emerson on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Hear colorful and ancient tales of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall that capture the wit and wisdom, humor and horror, hubris and humanity of the people that lived there.
No admission fee. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Refreshments will be served. Call 732-341-1880 to reserve your seat. 

Monmouth County - Ocean - Winter Speaker Event: "A History of Submarine Warfare Along the Jersey Shore"

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/25/17

Winter Speaker Event - "A History of Submarine Warfare Along the Jersey Shore"
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:15 pm.
Township of Ocean Board of Education Offices (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
 
Speaker to tell the surprising story of submarine warfare off the Jersey coast
 
The Jersey Shore is known for many things, but a hotbed of submarine activity during World Wars I and II?
 
In their book, A History of Submarine Warfare Along the Jersey Shore, co-authors Joe Bilby and Harry Ziegler document this surprising piece of maritime history. At 7:15, Tuesday, March 14, at the Board of Education Building, 163 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst, Joe Bilby shares their findings in the next talk of the Museum’s Speakers Series.
 
Those findings trace the state’s connections to submarine warfare back to 1776, the year the first (and not very successful) American submarine sank in the Hudson River off Fort Lee.
 
The connections continue with the story of Paterson resident John Holland (1841-1914), the self-taught engineer credited with inventing the first truly viable submarine. He ran his experiments in the Passaic River.
 
Most fascinating perhaps are the stories of German U-boats planting mines and sinking ships off the Jersey coast during the World Wars. On “Black Sunday,” June 2 , 1918, the German sub U-151 stopped, evacuated, and sank six commercial ships along our shore. Twenty-four years later, in the early months of our involvement in World War II, German subs were back, destroying merchant ships traveling along our coast.
 
Please join us March 14 to see the images and hear the full story. Speaker Joe Bilby, a Newark native, Vietnam veteran, and current Historian for the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey, has written over four hundred articles and nineteen books on New Jersey and military history. Over the years, he has generously shared his expertise and personal collection of photographs and memorabilia with our Museum.
 
A book signing follows the talk. And a very brief general meeting—just long enough for the election of Museum officers—opens the evening.
 
The speaker event is open to the public, free of charge. Donations are appreciated. Refreshments are served. (We collect and welcome nonperishable items for the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.)
 
The Township of Ocean Historical Museum, founded in 1984, is a member-supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of New Jersey. Its headquarters, the Eden Woolley House, is one of the few 18th century structures still in existence in the Township and is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.), Thursday Evenings (7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March through December) and the first and second Sundays of each month (1p.m. to 4 p.m.). For more information, please call 732-531-2136.

Monmouth County - Ocean - Hometown Histories - Life Along Deal Lake

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Township of Ocean Historical Museum has shared a video with you on YouTube
2017-02-01 - Hometown Histories - Life Along Deal Lake
The continuation of our Hometown Histories series with a discussion of historic postcards about the activities along Deal Lake. Joe Bove discusses his collection of Deal Lake Postcards, and the history they represent, with Marjorie Edelson and Gary Edelson from the Township of Ocean Historical Museum. Dallas Grove, Executive Producer; Produced by Ted Dellinger; Music by Bill Madden.

The Township of Ocean Historical Museum is a 501(c)(3) charity, and a 100% volunteer organization, that tells the story of Coastal Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA.

Funding for Hometown Histories was provided by the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

Mercer County - Trenton - Upcoming at the William Trent House

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/25/17

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Don't miss this upcoming program!
Join the Trent House to commemorate the birthday of Marian Anderson
"Marian Anderson: The Lady from Philadelphia" 
Presented by Deborah Ford

Sunday, February 26th at 2PM

Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia on February 27, 1897, to a family of humble means. A woman of simple dignity and serene charm, Marian Anderson raised her art to a level of such perfection that when she sang, her music became akin to a religious experience in its emotional impact.

“The Lady from Philadelphia” is a musical narrative that tells the story of the extraordinary life and career of the legendary singer Marian Anderson. The program combines spoken narration, photographic slide projections, live singing and historic recordings of Marian Anderson’s own voice.

Featuring Trenton’s own Deborah Ford

Deborah Ford is an award-winning soprano who has traveled the world performing in various venues.  She holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and completed post-graduate studies at the European Seminars, Vocal Institute in Germany and the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Ms. Ford is the Music Director at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, owner of Music Seminars Inc., and serves as a Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commissioner.

Pre-registration suggested. 
Purchase tickets at: www.williamtrenthouse.org/deborahford
$15 non-members, $12 members
Complimentary refreshments & tours of the Museum
Presentation held in the Visitor Center, which is handicapped accessible.


ALSO CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE AREA
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America, We Served!: 
Three Centuries of African American Soldiers 
Exhibit at the Old Barracks
February 25 & 26, 10am-5pm

"Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality"
Presentation by Dr. Jeffrey T. Sammons
February 25, 2:30pm
BARRACKS
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Gospel Brunch Featuring the Trenton Children's Chorus
Hosted by Sourland Conservancy & Stoutsburg Cemetery Association
February 25, 11am-2pm
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For over three hundred years, African Americans have made incredible contributions to the United States Military. This February 25 & 26 from 10 am – 5 pm, learn about the impact made on war efforts by black soldiers throughout American history at the Old Barracks Museum. African American historians, reenactors, and veterans will present artifacts, information, and insight highlighting the integral role African Americans had in our nation’s history. 

The Revolutionary War will be represented by the predominately African American Rhode Island Regiment. The Civil War will be represented by The 6th Regiment United States Colored Troops. World War II will be represented by The 5th Platoon. Other authentically kitted out reenactors will represent the War of 1812, the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West, and the Harlem Hellfighters of World War I fame. 

On Saturday at 2:30 PM, Dr. Jeffrey T. Sammons will give a lecture on his book "Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality". Dr. Sammons is a Professor of History at NYU with special interests in African-American History, military history, black autobiography, film history, and sports history.

Old Barracks Museum
101 Barrack Street, Trenton
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Join the Sourland Conservancy and the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association for this Gospel Brunch! Enjoy listening to a day of gospel music from several groups, including the Trenton Children's Chorus.
A large buffet brunch provided.

Event held at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 80 West Broad Street, Hopewell

Proceeds from this event will benefit the
Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum

Advance registration required. Purchase tickets here.

Adult tickets    $35
Children 8-12  $20
Children under 7 free
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Trent House Association
1719 William Trent House Museum
609-989-0087
office@williamtrenthouse.org


Monmouth County - Atlantic Highlands - Eastern Monmouth County Watershed Update

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/21/17

Eastern Monmouth County Watershed Update                                                                                                                                                      021817
 

  DISCOVER                 ENGAGE                    SUSTAIN

       

PUBLIC PRESENTATION: Eastern Monmouth County Watershed Update

7:30pm, Wednesday, February 22nd at Bahrs Landing Restaurant

 By Ms. Alexis Bowman, NJ Watershed Ambassador, Freehold Division of Planning.

The Monmouth County Watershed affects all of us who live in Monmouth County and is an enormously beneficial asset.

Ms. Bowman, a NJDEP Watershed Ambassador based out of the Freehold Division of Planning, will explain the present approach to watershed issues from a County perspective, and provide a picture of the status quo and most pressing issues.

She will show how GIS (Geographic Information Systems; fancy maps with lots of data) is allowing us to visualize natural flows and man nature interaction with regard to watershed issues and where the fastest improvements can be made.

This presentation will teach us all more about looking upstream and upland for downstream improvements to the Shrewsbury rivers. True knowledge of a river relates to knowing where the water comes from.   

7:30pm: Coffee and cookies.  8:00pm: presentation9:00pm: Close. FREE and open to the Public.

More information HERE


Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and the boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and other maritime history; and through experiential experiental on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for coed youth age 14-21. 

All rights reserved.

Contact email: myhumphreys@gmail.com

Sussex County - Sussex - Friends of High Point State Park Spring Meeting

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/20/17

Saturday, March 4 -- Sussex County
                             Friends of High Point State Park Spring Meeting
      Please join us for our spring meeting! The Friends of HPSP meets only three times a year - this is your opportunity to learn how to become more involved in our activities.       
      Members and prospective volunteers are always welcome. All Friends of High Point State Park meetings are open to anyone interested in attending.
     Please email friendshpsp@gmail.com for more information on volunteering or attending a meeting.
1:00 p.m.
High Point State Park Interpretive Center

Ocean County - Toms River - Trip to Brooklyn Botanical Gardens\Brooklyn Museum

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 02/20/17

Thursday, April 13 - Trip to Brooklyn Botanical Gardens\Brooklyn Museum 
No refunds after Monday, April 3rd.
Welcome Spring in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden!
      Be sure to take advantage of the Ocean County Historical Society's trip to The Brooklyn Botanical Garden and The Brooklyn Museum, planned for Thursday, April 13th. Enjoy the 52 acres of "gardens within the Garden" and a renowned art museum holding roughly 1.5 million works. Of special interest is the temporary Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum.
     Cost for members is $60, for non-members is $65. This includes charter coach service, admission to both sites and bus driver gratuity. Lunch is on your own at the Botanical Garden Café.
     The bus departs promptly at 9:00 a.m. from the Ocean County Historical Society,         26 Hadley Ave., Toms River. We should return at approximately 6:00 PM.
No refunds after Monday, April 3rd.
For additional information or reservations, please call Jeff at 609-339-9134.
 

Historic Events Around the State
Winter Speaker Event - "A History of Submarine Warfare Along the Jersey Shore"
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:15 pm.
Township of Ocean Board of Education Offices (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755

This has been a year of remembering Ross Fenton Farm, the storied nightclub that flourished on Deal Lake in Wanamassa the first half of the 20th century. We’re adding a mini-exhibit to recent homages.

The new exhibit features photos and artifacts, video of Charlie and Mabel themselves, and an exploration of the music and celebrities featured at the Farm. More.

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.
Redeem Your Jewelry (Real or Costume) and Support the Museum
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712