Township of Ocean Historical Museum

Preserving the Past for the Future
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


(732) 531-2136
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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 History of Houses and the Things That Make Them Home

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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7:00 to 9:00 P.M. -
April to December

1:00 to 4:00 P.M. - First and Second Sundays of the Month.
Happening Now At the Eden Woolley House - The History of Houses and the Things That Make Them Home

Since prehistoric times, where we live has been about much more than shelter (think of those cave paintings). A new exhibit explores just how our human instinct to nest has played out in the structures we inhabit and the stuff we put in them. “The History of Houses and the Things that Make Them Home” opens Sunday, June 29, in the Richmond Gallery of the Eden Woolley House. More.
The Township of Ocean Historical Museum received an operating grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the New Jersey Department of State.
Thank You to:

​- The Renzulli Charitable Trust

- New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the New Jersey Department of State, for a 2015 Operating Grant.

- The William T. and Marie J. Henderson Foundation Inc., for a 2015 Grant.

- The Brunetti Charitable Trust for a 2015 Grant

- The Monmouth County Historical Commission for a 2015 Restoration Grant for the Stucile Farm Water Tower Restoration Project

​- The Raymond James Charitable Trust 2015 Grant
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.
Our 2015 Quilt Raffle Ticket Sponsor
Happening Now At the Eden Woolley House - The Oakhurst School

Oakhurst School Exhibit 

If museums had hearts, there’d be a soft spot in ours for the Oakhurst School (today’s Board of Education offices at 163 Monmouth Road). It was our home for 25 years. And many of our first member were drawn to the Museum by their memories of the school. So what better way to culminate our 30th anniversary year than a tribute to the old place? More.
The 2015 Quilt is "Field of Poppy's" in Red, White, Black and Green. Tickets are now available from the Museum. More.
Spring Speaker Event - New Jersey's Covered Bridges
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 7:15 pm.
Township of Ocean Board of Education Offices (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755

​Join us at 7:15 p.m., Tues., June 2, at the old Oakhurst Schoolhouse (Board of Ed. Offices) auditorium, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst to hear what Richard J. Garlipp, Jr. has learned over more than 40 years following his fascination. His talk, based on his book, chronicles the history of New Jersey’s covered bridges More.
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Thank you to our 2015 Spring Tea Sponsors:
Also, thank you to:

Alice Timms                                           Kathy Parratt

Marge Edelson                                       Christine Craney Levy

Mary Hill                                                Brenda Wityk

Cheryl Miller                                         Joe Carey

Diana Gentile
Awarded First Place in the 2014 Kevin M. Hale Annual Publication Awards from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey
New On The Web - Hometown Histories  

Our new video series interviewing local people for their memories.


Congratulations and thank-you to Eagle Scout Candidate Ryan Ross, for completion of his Eagle Scout project, restoring the historic Brinley Grist Mill Site on Monmouth Road, that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. More.