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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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.
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. 
Eden Woollry House, home of the Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Thank You to:

- 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 Rita and Harry Greenberger Foundation, for a 2015 Grant for the Stucile Farms Water Tower.​

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

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

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You may donate to the Museum, contribute an item, buy a Memorial Brick,  mark a Centennial Home, or donate to Restore the Water Tower.
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Happening Now At the Eden Woolley House - Local Stories of the American Civil War

New exhibit tells “Local Stories of the Civil War”

The Civil War is the subject of more than an estimated 60,000 books, scores of movies, and a groundbreaking TV documentary. It’s the most documented subject in the American archive. So it’s a legitimate question to ask: What could our local history museum possibly add? The answer: local history. More.
Awarded First Place in the 2014 Kevin M. Hale Annual Publication Awards from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey
Hometown Histories Robert Landis
Hometown Histories - 1938 Asbury Park Tourism Film

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

Presidents at the Monmouth County Shore

Township of Ocean Historical Museum

Monmouth County - Ocean - Sign-Up Now - An Evening at Ross-Fenton Farm

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

An Evening at Ross-Fenton Farm
Sunday, November 13, 2016, at 4 PM - 9 PM
The English Manor, One English Land, Ocean, NJ 07712
 
Dinner-dance inspired by legendary nightclub
 
Mark your calendar for “An Evening at Ross Fenton Farm,” a dinner-dance at the English Manor, November, 13, inspired by Wanamassa’s storied nightclub. We’re recreating the excitement of the Farm in the Roaring Twenties. A full dinner, swinging music (from the Dorian Parreott band), flapper touches, and an $80 ticket price promise good value and a great time.
 
Who were Ross and Fenton?
 
Mabel Fenton and Charles Ross (born Ada Towne and Charles Kelly) were a married couple and perhaps the country’s top vaudeville comedy team of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1898, Mabel and Charlie bought a “roadhouse” on the lake in Wanamassa and a year later, they opened Ross Fenton Farm. Their popularity and show business connections proved a winning combination. The biggest names in vaudeville performed at and frequented their new establishment.
 
Mabel and Charlie continued to tour and turned the operation of the Farm over to professional managers. But for years, they spent each summer there, hosting the celebrities and power brokers of their day.
 
Charlie died at Ross Fenton Farm in June 1918, shortly after his 31st wedding anniversary. Mabel returned to Wanamassa for several summers after his death before moving to California, where she died in 1931.
 
A mecca for thirsty vacationers
 
When Ross Fenton Farm opened, a NJ law was in effect banning alcohol within one mile of any religious camp—legislation that kept Asbury Park (sitting next to Ocean Grove), dry. Thirsty locals and vacationers flocked to the Farm, situated just beyond the one-mile limit. This beyond-the-limit appeal continued. For its almost 50 years—through Prohibition and beyond—Ross Fenton was famous for its gambling and free-flowing drink. Headlines splashed news of federal agents raiding its gaming tables and seizing illegal stashes of alcohol. Mabel herself was arrested in one raid!
 
A favorite rendezvous for half a century
 
Ross Fenton Farm operated on the banks of Deal Lake from 1899 to 1947. At its height, its 14 acres housed 32 structures, including a hotel, guest houses, greenhouses, training facilities, and casinos.
 
From the stars of burlesque to headliners like Fanny Brice, Danny Kaye, and Jackie Gleason, Ross Fenton Farm offered top-notch entertainment and world-class dance bands. For decades, it was the fashionable watering hole of society and show business elite.
 
Trains and trolleys carried patrons to the dock in Interlaken, where livery boats ran regularly to the Farm. On summer evenings, Deal Lake was dotted with rented canoes filled with locals enjoying the live music drifting across the water.
 
The Farm passed through a series of operators and owners. It defied Prohibition and flourished despite the Depression.
 
The final years
 
In the early 1940s, Ross Fenton Farm fell on hard times. Ocean Township foreclosed on the property. It was bought, remodeled, and re-opened in 1943 by theater executive Walter Reade who ran it until it closed for good in 1947.
 
The Farm burned in 1950. The Press put it well, “The brightest of the Shore’s bright spots died early today [Sept. 6, 1950] as it had lived, in a blaze of glory.”
 
Please join us at The English Manor November 13 for our own version of Ross Fenton fun. Contact the Museum to make your reservation (732-531-2136 or oceanmuseum.org).
 
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. The Township of Ocean Historical Museum offers exhibits on the history of coastal Monmouth County and a full calendar of events. The Museum also houses a library and archive of local history.  It is open, free of charge, 1 to 4, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday, 7 to 9 Thursday Evenings and 1 to 4 the first and second Sundays of each month. Visit http://www.oceanmuseum.org for more information.
 
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Morris County - Morristown - NJ FORUM 2016:Changing Attitudes Towards Preserving History and the Environment: A Forum Inspired by the National Park

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

NJ FORUM 2016

November 18-19, 2016
College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown, NJ
 
Changing Attitudes Towards Preserving History and the       Environment: A Forum Inspired by the National Park
                                             Service (NPS) Centennial
 
      The 2016 NEW JERSEY FORUM will take place on November 18th & 19th at the College of Saint Elizabeth in historic Morristown. In addition to celebrating the NPS centennial and New Jersey's environmental history, the event will explore other aspects of the state's rich and diverse history.
 
Two Great Tours of Morristown National History Park & Reception Slated For Friday, NOVEMBER 18th
      As part of the 2016 New Jersey Forum, the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is proud to announce that two exciting tours of historic Morristown National Historic Park (NHP) will take place on Friday, November 18th:
 
1. Drive-By History Tour (2 pm - 2 ¾ hours) - Sit back and relax as park ranger and historian Eric Olsen takes you on a bus tour through Morristown, Jockey Hollow and the surrounding area.
 
2. That's at Morristown? Curatorial Behind-The-Scenes Tour (3:45 pm & 4:45 pm -      45 mins.) - Embark on a journey with Morristown NHP's Chief of Cultural Resources Dr. Jude Pfister to see sights that few get to see.
 
     Reception and Ford Mansion Open House Tour (5 pm) - Sponsored by the Washington Association of New Jersey, the reception will feature a presentation by award-winning author and historian James J. Gigantino II (Topic: William Livingston and the Revolutionary Environment in New Jersey).
    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Dan Fagin highlights an event-filled schedule on Saturday, NOVEMBER 19th -- Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, will offer the 2016 NJ Forum keynote address (Connecting the Dots in Toms River and Beyond) on a day filled with informative panels and discussion.
 
Panel Topics Include:
  •          The Environment and the American Revolution
  •          Environment Activism
  •          Business and the Environment
  •          Newark
  •          Urban Parks and Planning
  •          Landscape Shaping History
  •          Parks and Outreach
  •          Social History
Exhibition Space Available! Promote your programs and services to a statewide audience at the NJHC's biggest event of the year. Exhibition space is FREE but limited. Simply sign-up when you register.                                                        
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS END SEPTEMBER 30!
SPECIAL HOTEL RATES AVAILABLE!

Union County - Countywide - Union County's Four Centuries in a Weekend

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15-16
UNION COUNTY'S FOUR CENTURIES IN A WEEKEND
DETAILS ON THE NEXT LIST OR VISIT THIS LINK:

Hudson County - Hoboken - Batter Up!: The Poetry of Baseball

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Saturday, October 15 -- Hudson County



Bergen County - River Edge - BCHS Staff Ride - British Invasion Part II

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Accepting Reservations:
BCHS Staff Ride - British Invasion Part II
November 12, 2016 
     On November 20, 1776, war came to Bergen County.  Five-thousand British, Hessian and Provincial Forces under Lieutenant General Charles Lord Cornwallis ascended the Palisades from the lower Closter landing and threatened to trap Fort Lee's garrison on Bergen Neck.  Still smarting from the loss of nearly three thousand men days earlier at Fort Washington, only the timely notice of an alert officer, and a certain bridge crossing the Hackensack saved the army from a second disaster in less than a week. 
    Join historians Kevin Wright and Todd Braisted as they lead you through some of the forgotten places integral to the invasion and the birth of our country.  This year's itinerary includes the area of downtown Fort Lee where the actual fort and garrison stood, travel north to the top of the Palisades where King George's men scaled and dragged cannon up a treacherously steep incline and then to Liberty Pole, the crossroads that held the key to victory or defeat.
   You will travel along the routes in style in a chartered mini-bus, leaving from Historic New Bridge Landing at 10:30 AM and returning at 3:30 PM.  A lunch, complete with appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert will be served at Griffin's Restaurant in Cresskill.
   More info on BCHS event page on website, http://www.bergencountyhistory.org/. BCHS Staff Ride is limited to 34 seats. Send a check now to make a reservation, we sold out previous trip. BCHS, PO Box 55, River Edge, NJ 07661-0055. PayPal link is available on website.
  

Camden County - Haddonfield - Death Rituals of the 18th Century

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Saturday, October 15 - Camden County
Death Rituals of the 18th Century
   Deathways of 18th-century America differed from region to region and culture to culture.
     Come visit the Indian King Tavern Museum, 233 Kings Highway, Haddonfield, on Saturday, October 15th, to learn more about how death and its associated rituals became a cross cultural encounter. The museum open house will take place from 1-4 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Indian King Tavern and is free to the public.
 


Essex County - Nutley - Paranormal Evenings at the Kingsland Manor

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Saturday, October 15 and 29 -- Essex County



Ocean County - Little Egg Harbor - "Pinelands"

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Saturday, October 15 -- Ocean County
     The Tuckerton Historical Society presents "Pinelands," by Joel Mott. 
   This lively presentation includes sights and sounds while taking the audience on an insightful walk in the woods familiarizing them with the Pinelands.     
     The talk will focus on the importance of water to the area while highlighting the cultural, historic, and natural resources. The goal of this program is to raise awareness, appreciation and further stewardship of the Pinelands by revealing this unique but fragile treasure.
    Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum, 35 Leitz Blvd., Little Egg Harbor, 609-294-1547,    2-4 p.m.

Essex County - South Orange - Autumn in Montrose Park

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Saturday, October 15 -- Essex County
 
 

Mercer County - Lambertville - The Delaware & Raritan Canal: A History of Passage

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Tuesday, October 11 - Mercer County
The Delaware & Raritan Canal: A History of Passage
 
       Did you know that for more than 170 years the Delaware & Raritan Canal has meandered across the narrow waist of New Jersey? Did you know that Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and Fleischmann's Distillery all had their start along the D&R? And did you know that the canal today provides the people of central New Jersey with both a water supply and a premier recreational facility?
    Learn this and more as the Friends of Howell Living Farm and the Hopewell Valley Historical Society invite author Linda Barth, President of D&R Canal Watch and longtime advocate for New Jersey canals to share her knowledge and stories with you. Join us for this free 45-minute program on Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the visitor center at Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville.
    Remember to also come back and visit the Howell Farm Corn Maze (below) whose theme this, its 20th, year is the D&R Canal!
 
 

Morris County - Morristown - Walk Through Time featuring seven elegant homes in Morristown's nationally landmarked historic district

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Sunday, October 9 - Morris County
Come join us for a Walk Through Time featuring seven elegant homes in Morristown's nationally landmarked historic district
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 same-day purchase (at Macculloch Hall)
Tickets available online, at Macculloch Hall and at:
  • Lauren b., 55 South Street, Morristown, 07960
  • Suzi's Salon, Spa & Wellness, 126 South Street, Morristown, 07960
  • Just Jersey, 163 South Street, Morristown, 07960
  • British Home Emporium, 91 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940
Tickets ordered online may be picked up at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum either in advance of the tour or on October 9 at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum together with your guidebook.
 
For more information, please call: 973-538-2404, ext.11
  

Hudson County - Hoboken - Family Fun Day

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Sunday, October 9 - Hudson County
 
  

Cape May County - Cape May Court House - Forget Me Not: The Final Farewell

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Saturday, October 8 - Cape May County
Lectures Highlight Facets of 19th-century Mourning 
     As part of its exhibit, "Forget Me Not: The Final Farewell," the Museum of Cape May County is hosting the second set of lectures in its series of lectures on Victorian death and mourning rituals.
   On Saturday, October 8, three speakers will individually address issues such as the use of jewelry as part of the Victorian mourning customs, 19th century memorial art and its symbolism and African-American funerary customs during the 19th century.
     Arthur Schwerdt will discuss the use and meaning of jewelry used during the Victorian mourning process. Schwerdt is well-known throughout the antique community. A noted newspaper columnist for 29 years, he is a lecturer, author of "The Antique Story Book and owner of the August Farmhouse. He is also certified by the National Association of Professional Appraisers.
      Donna Matalucci will speak about memorial artwork and symbolism during the 19th century. Matalucci's roots in Cape May County's sand run deep. The daughter of a local funeral director and dealer in memorials, she is also the granddaughter of a funeral director.  As director of the Museum of Cape May County, she serves on its board of trustees. She has owned a local business, Signworks, for 30 years and a monument company for 10 years. Her son, Zeth, continues the family tradition of stone artistry.
     Funerary practices in the 19th century African-American community will be discussed by retired Middle Township High School Social Studies teacher, Theodore Bryan. A graduate of Glassboro State College, Bryan has been honored throughout his teaching career. He has been recognized for his excellence in teaching by the Governor's Teacher Recognition Program and the Cape May County Chapter of the NAACP. Even in his retirement, he and his wife, Mabel, continue to support educational endeavors in the county.
    The three lectures begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed immediately by a guided tour of the museum, which has been transformed into a Victorian house in mourning.
Cost of the lecture and tour is $10 per person.
The Museum of Cape May County is located at 504 Route 9 North in Cape May Court House. Reservations for this event are strongly encouraged.
For additional information please contact the museum, or to make a reservation, please contact the museum at 609-465-3535 or visit the museum's website at http://www.cmcmuseum.org/.
 
 
  

Sussex County - Countywide - Sussex County Heritage Weekend

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9 - Sussex County
                                          Sussex County Heritage Weekend 
     
   
  

Monmouth County - Freehold - Hartshorne: Eight Generations and ­Their Highlands Estate Called Portland

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Thursday, October 6 - Monmouth County
3 Centuries, 8 Generations, 1 Family Exhibition Preview Reception October 6
FREEHOLD - Monmouth County Historical Association's newest exhibition, "Hartshorne: Eight Generations and ­Their Highlands Estate Called Portland," will open on October 7 at the Museum at 70 Court Street. Reception on October 6

  A preview reception to celebrate the opening will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Curator of Museum Collections Joseph W. Hammond (photo left). The reception is open to the public at no charge and refreshments will be served.
   From about 1676 to 1952, eight generations of the Hartshorne family resided on their estate at the Highlands called Portland. At its maximum extent, the Portland tract encompassed more than 2,400 acres between the Navesink River and Sandy Hook Bay, including Sandy Hook.
   This exhibition tells the story of those individuals through original documents, artifacts, paintings, textiles, silver and furniture owned by the Hartshornes over those three centuries Of special interest are one of the most complete sets of mid-18th century American crewelwork bed hangings known to survive, a silver-headed walking stick owned by Richard Hartshorne, the immigrant, and a large collection of ancestral miniature portraits and daguerreotypes still owned by descendants. Also included is much material on the California Gold Rush, and the West Coast career of Benjamin Minturn Hartshorne (1826-1900), whose fortune transformed Portland from a working farm into a country gentleman's estate.
    This program is made possible in part by funding from a New Jersey Historical Commission Grant and sponsorship from Amboy Bank and Investors Bank.
    Museum hours are: Tuesdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Research Library hours are: Wednesdays -Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Five Historic House Museums around the County are open seasonally. House Museum hours generally are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  For further information about the Association, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit the web site at http://www.monmouthhistory.org/.
Monmouth County Historical Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
Photo caption: Mid-18th century American crewelwork bed hangings. Photo credit: McKay Imaging, LLC
 
 

Monmouth County - Manalapan - Monmouth County Archives Day

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Wednesday, October 5 and Saturday, October 8 -- Monmouth County
                                                      ARCHIVES DAY 
  
 

 
  

Hunterdon County - Lambertville - Life Cycle of the Fig Tree

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Sunday, October 2 - Hunterdon County
     The Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum and the NJ Delaware Valley Unit of the Herb Society of America present: Life Cycle of the Fig Tree, with Bill Muzychko.
Museum Tours at 1:00 p.m.Talk at 2:00 p.m.followed by a tour of the International Culinary Herb Garden. Refreshments. Admission $10
     Mr. Muzychko is the founder and owner of Bill's Figs in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. At Bill's Figs he manages every stage in the life of a fig tree including the planting, growing, picking, pruning and winterization of every tree he grows. He now has over 230 varieties of fig trees with even more in development.
Bill's Figs email: wmuzy@comcast.net
www.delvalherbs.org. 1605 Daniel Bray Highway (Rte. 29), just north of Lambertville, NJ

Cape May County - Cape May Court House - Museum Brings FDR 'Arsenal for Democracy' Speech to Life

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Saturday, October 1 - Cape May County
Museum Brings FDR 'Arsenal for Democracy' Speech to Life
    The date is December 29, 1940. Franklin Delano Roosevelt has just been re-elected to an unprecedented third term in office. But the world is in a crisis. Nazi Germany has blazed the path of destruction across Europe, and America may soon be drawn into war. Meet with the President just prior to his delivery of the famous "Arsenal for Democracy" speech.
    Learn what President Roosevelt was thinking and listen to his plea for the support of our Allies. Experience firsthand the history that shaped our nation.
    Neill Hartley is Franklin Delano Roosevelt in this fully staged historical presentation that will entertain and educate audiences from school age to adult.  Following the presentation, there will be time for comments and questions for the one of the most influential presidents of all time.
    This exciting lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place on Saturday, October 1at 6 p.m. inside the Museum of Cape May County's historic barn.
     For additional information, or to reserve your seat, please contact the museum at 609-465-3535 or visit our website at http://www.cmcmuseum.org/. 
   

Bergen County - Mahwah - 7th Annual Fall Program - The American Home Front During World War I

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/26/16

Tuesday, October 25 -- Bergen County
Tickets on sale now

Somerset County - Bridgewater - Cold Case: The Hall Mills Murders Revisited

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 09/22/16

 

 
Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. The Heritage Trail Association will offer a bus tour.
"Cold Case: The Hall Mills Murders Revisited"   $25.00/person
www.heritagetrail.org to register. No registration at the door.
 
     On September 16th, 1922 two bodies were discovered in Lover's Lane near the end of the trolley line in New Brunswick, NJ. Dead were the Reverend Edward Hall and his girlfriend, choir singer Eleanor Mills. Both were married to others.
     Between their posed and neatly dressed bodies lay love letters from Mrs. Mills to Reverend Hall. His business card lay at his feet. The couple appeared to be sleeping under the crabapple tree.
The Heritage Trail will offer an opportunity for our guests to become "Temporary, pretend Detectives" to work on the case.      Sworn in by Sheriff Frank Provenzano, the 'detectives' will check over their information packets and attend a briefing on the case at the Van Horne House before boarding buses and heading over to the Somerset County Courthouse. Once there, the 'detectives' will examine the evidence on display and then proceed to the actual courtroom where the infamous trial of 1926 occurred. Judge Thomas C. Miller will address the 'detectives' about the trial and case. A question and answer period will follow.
Back at the Van Horne House, the 'detectives' will have the opportunity to discuss the clues picked up at the courthouse and offer their conjectures of 'who done it.' This double murder is still an open cold case!
     In a drawing held after the debriefing, two lucky detectives could win a book about the Hall-Mills case and a "True Crime Serial Killers Mass Murderers Trade Card" of the Hall-Mills case.
     A special guest with direct ties to the murder trial will be on hand to show an actual court document and share his family tie to this infamous, international news case.
     "A 'murder mystery dinner' without the dinner," said Heritage Trail President Cynthia Blumenkrantz. "Getting access to the courthouse and the courtroom are nearly impossible and has been no easy task. Kudos to Francine Gargano, Esq. for arranging this opportunity that makes this tour a once in a very long time affair.
     12:30 p.m. at the Van Horne House. Spaces are limited. www.heritagetrail.org to register.
 

2016 Quilt Raffle Quilt
"The Road to Gettysburg" - A Civil War Era Quilt 
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Historic Events Around the State
Movie Night - The Return of Dracula
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7:15 pm.
Township of Ocean Board of Education Offices (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Tickets On Sale Now - An Evening at Ross-Fenton Farm
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 4:00 pm
The English Manor, One English Lane, Ocean, NJ 07712