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.  

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:

- 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.

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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.
Our 2016 Quilt Raffle Ticket Sponsor
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 - Ross-Fenton Farms

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

Presidents at the Monmouth County Shore

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Mercer County - Trenton - Recent Projects in Trenton: Preserving and Re-Creating Our Urban Fabric

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/17/17

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“Recent Projects in Trenton: Preserving and Re-Creating Our Urban Fabric"
Illustrated Presentation by 
John D. S. Hatch, FAIA, LEED AP

Saturday, January 28
1:00PM

Join us for this illustrated presentation which will depict an overview of changes that have occurred to Trenton’s urban form over the last 80 years. Hatch will then talk about recent projects that seek to re-knit the City and its neighborhoods together.

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$10 non-members, $8 members

Complimentary light refreshments and tours of the museum
Presentation to be held in Visitor Center, which is handicapped-accessible

About the Presenter:

In his more than 25 years with Clarke Caton Hintz, John Hatch has managed the design of an array of architecturally significant buildings. These include the restoration of Morven, the former governor’s mansion in Princeton, the Roebling Complex Re-development, and the restoration of the Hunterdon County Courthouse. In addition to his historic work, he has managed a large number of civic projects and studies, and a wide variety of other projects, including a large number of College and University projects, several senior citizen housing projects, the Somerset Ballpark, and commercial and government projects. All of his projects address issues of context, civic life and sustainability. In addition to his design work, John has written and lectured about such topics as historic preservation, sustainability and urban redevelopment.

Mercer County - Pennington - Additions and Alterations to Historic Homes and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

Sunday, January 29 - Mercer County
Additions and Alterations to Historic Homes and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation
3:00 p.m.
Location: Pennington Public Library
Speaker: Eric Holtermann, AIA, Principal at HMR Architects, Princeton, NJ                                                                 
    The character of a historic residential neighborhood can be identified by the scale, materials and detail of the existing buildings as they have changed over time. With care, modern additions and alterations can be designed to respect the existing historic character, while accommodating modern requirements.   The Secretary of the Interior's "Standards for Rehabilitation," administered by the National Park Service, establish guidelines for architectural changes to historic buildings.
     This program will look at historic patterns of residential additions, and will include images of additions which meet the Standards, as well as some that do not. Cosponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society.  



Bergen County - River Edge - Brigit's Day - Candlemas - Ladies Ramble Quilt Exhibit

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

Saturday, January 29 -- Bergen County

Brigit's Day - Candlemas - Ladies Ramble Quilt Exhibit
  1:00-4:30 p.m.

Middlesex County - Piscataway - A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

Sunday, January 29 - Middlesex County
A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone
(snow date: Feb. 12, 2017)
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission: $12 per person
Limited seating:   Reservations required by Jan. 27
Light refreshments.  Dutch Door Gift Shop open
    Many people are familiar with Edison's "invention factory" in Menlo Park, where he patented the phonograph, the light bulb, and many more innovations. Yet so many other ideas have been conceived in the Garden State: New Jerseyans brought sound and music to movies and, yes, built the very first drive-in theater! The first cultivated blueberry, ice cream cones and M&M's® are also Jersey natives...plus iconic aspects of American life, like Bubble Wrap®, the boardwalk, the Band-Aid®, and even professional baseball got started here. And just think what life would be like without the plastic, air-conditioning, vacuum cleaner, and the many significant advances in medicine and surgery -all developed here!
    Join author Linda Barth as she explores groundbreaking, useful, fun, and even silly inventions and their New Jersey roots.  After the program, A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone (plus her other published works) will be available for purchase, and Ms. Barth will be on hand for a book signing.
 
Reservations/information/directions: Call 732-463-8363
Location:  1281 River Road (museum parking & entrance via Hillcrest Drive)
Handicap accessible; handicap parking available in the lower parking area.
Note:  on-site programs/events have limited seating.  Pre-paid reservations are therefore often required.
 

Mercer County - Trenton - Recent Projects in Trenton: Preserving and Re-Creating Our Urban Fabric

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

Saturday, January 28 -- Mercer County
"Recent Projects in Trenton: Preserving and Re-Creating Our Urban Fabric"
Presentation by John D. S. Hatch, FAIA, LEED AP
1:00 p.m.
$10 non-members, $8 members
Complimentary light refreshments
Plenty of free parking
Free tours of the Trent House Museum
     Join us for this illustrated presentation which will depict an overview of changes that have occurred to Trenton's urban form over the last 80 years. Hatch will then talk about recent projects that seek to re-knit the city and its neighborhoods together.
  About the Presenter: In his more than 25 years with Clarke Caton Hintz, John Hatch has managed the design of an array of architecturally significant buildings. These include the restoration of Morven, the former governor's mansion in Princeton, the Roebling Complex Re-development, and the restoration of the Hunterdon County Courthouse. In addition to his historic work, he has managed a large number of civic projects and studies, and a wide variety of other projects, including a large number of College and University projects, several senior citizen housing projects, the Somerset Ballpark, and commercial and government projects. All of his projects address issues of context, civic life and sustainability. In addition to his design work, John has written and lectured about such topics as historic preservation, sustainability and urban redevelopment.
  The Trent House is located at 15 Market Street in Trenton, adjacent to the Hughes Justice Complex. Ample free parking. For more information and driving directions, visit http://williamtrenthouse.org/ or call 609-989-3027.

Sussex County - Sussex - Winter Festival at High Point State Park

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

Saturday, January 28 - Sussex County
    Please join us for our annual Winter Festival. Bring the whole family for a day of winter fun at High Point State Park. Activities will include winter-themed crafts, story corner, guided winter hike, sing along, hot cocoa & cookies by the fire, winter weather program, sled dogs, curling, snowshoeing, and ice-fishing demonstrations (conditions permitting). Please park in the gravel lot and walk up to the Interpretive Center. Thank you.
 
Winter Festival Schedule 
12 - 3 pm Cookies & Cocoa by the Fire, Ice  Fishing/Ice Curling Demonstrations, Snowshoeing, Sled Dogs, and Bird Feeder/Winter Crafts
12:30 pm Guided Hike
1:30 pm Winter Weather Discussion (tentative)
2:15 pm Story Time
2:30 pm Sing-Along with Joe Rocco
Saturday, January 28, 2017
(Snow Date Sunday, January 29, 2017)
12 pm to 3 pm, HPSP Interpretive Center and Lake Marcia
FREE, donation of $5 or more per family appreciated

Morris County - Morris Twp - Rear Admiral David G. Farragut

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

Thursday, January 26 - Morris County
7:14 p.m.     North Jersey Civil War Round Table meeting.
      Historian Bruce Tucker returns to the NJCWRT and will present a first-person, living history program of Rear Admiral David G. Farragut (in uniform) of "his personal view and experiences preparing and executing the passage of the forts on the Mississippi (Jackson & St Phillip) with his Gulf Coast squadron and the capture of the City of New Orleans." Haggerty Education Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Avenue, Morris Twp. (opp. the Morris County Library). Admission $5 Students - free


Union County - Union - History Happy Hour: Vintage Wine Collection

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

Thursday, January 26 - Union County
History Happy Hour: Vintage Wine Collection
  wine     Have a drink with your friends at Liberty Hall Museum while you sip, snack and socialize while learning some fun history facts! Liberty Hall's wine cellar is home to an impressive collection. Learn about the rare bottles Liberty Hall houses and see them for yourself! Afterwards, we'll test your wine knowledge in a round of trivia! Must be 21 years or older to attend.  Admission includes drinks, snacks & fun! 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $25.00 per person, $20.00 for LHM members/Kean Alumni.  Reservations required by January 18; To purchase tickets visit our website: http://www.kean.edu/libertyhall/ or call 908-527-0400. Liberty Hall Museum is located at 1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083.


Union County - Union - Mayor Biertuempfel: A Legend in His Own Time and Ours

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

Thursday, January 26 - Union County
     On Thursday, January 26, at 7 pm at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083, Tom Beisler and Tom Haggerty, UTHS trustees, will present  "Mayor Biertuempfel:  A Legend in His Own Time and Ours" about the man who served as mayor of the township for 34 years.
     On Sundays, January 15 and January 29, from 2 to 5 pm the Union Township Historical Society will host an open house at the Caldwell Parsonage, 909 Caldwell Avenue, Union.  Admission is free.  Refreshments will be served.  Visit the newest exhibit, "The Presbyterian Revolution." 
For information on all events, call 908-591-4377. 

Mercer County - Princeton - Wednesday Tea & Tour

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

Wednesday, January 25 -- Mercer County
Wednesday Tea & Tour
 
Start the new year off at Morven with our first Tea & Tour!
      Invite a friend (or a few!) to relax in the classic elegance of Morven's Garden Room overlooking the Colonial Revival Garden. Tea is served at 1:00 p.m. and includes tea sandwiches, scones, and an assortment of fresh fruit and sweets. A docent-led tour of the museum accompanies the tea and can be taken at 12:00 or 2:00 p.m.
     Pricing (per person): $22.00 | $18.00 for Friends of Morven
     Advance reservation is required and subject to availability. 
Payment is due at the time of booking. Space is limited so plan on booking your tea as far in advance as possible. Please call (609) 924-8144 ext. 103 for reservations.

Morris County - Morristown - The Irish and the American Presidency

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

Wednesday, January 25 - Morris County
Morris County Historical Society Offers
The Irish and the American Presidency by Dr. Nicole Yanoso
      MORRISTOWN, NJ - Join Dr. Nicole Yanoso, Assistant Professor of History at the College of Saint Elizabeth, on Wednesday, January 25 at 2 p.m. as she presents her new book, The Irish and the American Presidency, and leads a guided tour of the Morris County Historical Society's exhibit "Race to the Finish: Newspaper Coverage of Presidential Elections, 1789-2008." According to Dr. Yanoso, The Irish and the American Presidency showcases the Irish as a potent force in American presidential politics, while also providing a unique and comprehensive perspective on American presidential history. Dr. Yanoso received her BA from the College of Saint Elizabeth,  her MA from East Stroudsburg University, and her PhD from Drew University.
      Following Dr. Yanoso's presentation, The Irish and the American Presidency will be available for purchase and signing. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, and Free for MCHS members. Contact the MCHS at 973-267-3465 or MCHSAcornHall@gmail.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
      The Morris County Historical Society, founded in 1945, is a member supported 501 (c)3 organization whose mission is to discover, preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Morris County and New Jersey as it relates to Morris County through events, programs, exhibits, publications, and preservation advocacy.

Cape May County - Cape May - Events from Cape May MAC

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

Events from Cape May MAC
Wednesday, January 25 -- 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:
  • Jan. 25 - Music of the Big Band Era


Mercer County - Trenton - "On The Edge," at Ellarslie, the Trenton

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

March 11-April 30 -- Mercer County
The Trenton City Museum Society Presents "On The Edge," at Ellarslie, the Trenton 
City Museum, Cadwalader Park, Trenton 
March 18 - April 30th, 2017
Opening Reception - Saturday, March 18th, 2017
 
Call for Art
 
ON THE EDGE: An Invitational and Juried Exhibit for Artists between 18 and  
30-something
 
March 11, 2017 to April 30, 2017
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton 
 
The Art Exhibition Committee of the Trenton Museum Society invites local and regional visual artists over the age of 18 to 30 something to submit for consideration works on what it means to be "on the edge." No more than three digital images of works that interpret these themes may be submitted.

Morris County - Denville - The Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation, Inc., located in Morris County, is looking for an accountant who does nonprofit audits

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/15/17

 

The Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation, Inc., located in Morris County, is looking for an accountant who does nonprofit audits at a reasonable cost. You can contact Sue Schmidt at susmail@verizon.net with any recommendations. Thank you.

Mercer County - Trenton - Archaeological Society of NJ January Meeting

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/09/17

Saturday, January 21 - Mercer County
Archaeological Society of NJ January Meeting
Location: The New Jersey State Museum
 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Board Meeting (Auditorium), All are welcome
 
11:3- 12:15  Break for Lunch (On your own)
 
12:20 - 1:00 Elections and awards (Auditorium)
 
Lecture Series (Auditorium)

 
    1:10 - 1:30 "Morristown National Historical Park,  The Civilian Conservation Corps and Archaeology" Presented by: Steve Santucci
 
1:30 - 2:10 "Searching for the "Lighthouse Fort and the Refugee Town" on Sandy Hook, A Story of Archaeological Research" Presented by: Richard Veit, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Monmouth University & Sean McHugh, RPA., Richard Grubb and Associates
 
2:10-4:00  Artifact Identification: bring your artifacts in to discuss and be identified (Auditorium)
 
Free Parking behind museum and in parking area next to museum. 
For more information, contact Darryl Daum ddaum3@gmail.com

Middlesex County - Woodbridge - Life and Death of a Movie Theater

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/09/17

Monday, January 23 - Middlesex County
Life and Death of a Movie Theater
     Do you recall the free dinnerware and double feature when you attended the movies long ago? Irv Hyatt, Woodbridge resident and author, will discuss his book, Life and Death of a Movie Theater, at the next Historical Association of Woodbridge meeting on January 23.
   I. Joseph Hyatt is an entertainment archeologist and author of 26 books covering film and theater. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Union County Performing Arts Center of New Jersey, a fully restored 1928 movie/vaudeville theater.
   In this presentation, Mr. Hyatt will tell the story of the State Theater of Woodbridge, which was the place to go for over 40 years. He also will include the stories of the five competing Woodbridge theaters and three drive-ins to put the State's story into perspective. The State's rise and fall reflects the history of many theaters across the United States and around the world during the Depression, WWII years, television years and beyond.
   Come join the Historical Association of Woodbridge Township and share the memoires on Monday, January 23, at 7 p.m. in the Downstairs Meeting Room at the Woodbridge Public Library, corner of George Frederick Plaza and Amboy Avenue. Light refreshments will follow.


Morris County - Morristown - At Home in the President's Neighborhood

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/09/17

Sunday, January 22 - Morris County
At Home in the President's Neighborhood
Presented by Bruce White at Acorn Hall
      MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Historical Society announces a special presentation at Acorn Hall on Sunday, January 22 at 1:30 p.m. by fine art and architecture photographer Bruce White. The presentation will feature his new book, At Home in the President's Neighborhood, an in-depth photo tour of the historic neighborhood surrounding the White House. Mr. White will share photographs of White House interiors that few people today are granted the access to see and experience. Mr. White is a principal photographer for the White House Historical Association and has collaborated on various publications including The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families, White House: An Historic Guide, and recently, Tudor Place: An American Treasure.
     At Home in the President's Neighborhood will be available for purchase at $49.95, and signing, at Mr. White's presentation. The cost to attend the presentation is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, and Free for MCHS members. Preregistration and prepayment are required; please contact the MCHS at 973-267-3465, or MCHSAcornHall@gmail.com.
     This presentation, offered as part of the Jeanne H. and William C. Watson Memorial Speakers Series, coordinates with the MCHS's existing exhibit Race to the Finish: Newspaper Coverage of Presidential Elections, 1789 - 2008.
     The Morris County Historical Society, founded in 1945, is a member supported 501 (c)3 organization whose mission is to discover, preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Morris County and New Jersey as it relates to Morris County through events, programs, exhibits, publications, and preservation advocacy.


Essex County - Maplewood - Durand-Hedden Offers Taste of History at Annual Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/09/17

Sunday, January 22 - Essex County
Durand-Hedden Offers Taste of History at Annual Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration
from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
       In an annual tradition spanning 35 years, visitors have looked forward to gathering around Durand-Hedden's 18th-century hearth and experienced how Maplewood residents of long ago cooked, ate, and kept warm during the long winter months. On January 22, Durand-Hedden is pleased to welcome a new cook to its kitchen.
   Susan Luczu is a New Jersey food historian who has a passion for open hearth cooking that she has practiced at historic sites such as Monmouth County Historical Society's Covenhoven House as well as the cooking fireplace of her own circa 1705 home in the historic Old Bridge community of East Brunswick.
   On the menu this year will be vegetable beef soup, apple-cornbread fritters, bubble and squeak, beer batter bread and hearth roasted beets cooked over the fire. Watch how it's done, breathe in the wonderful aromas in our historic house, and sample a few centuries-old treats. Children can try their hands at old-fashioned cooking chores like kneading dough, churning butter, and watch a spinster make yarn at her wheel. 
   An Annual Tribute: Durand-Hedden's mid-winter open-hearth cooking demonstration has become an annual tradition to honor late longtime trustee, Irene Kosinski. Irene, a gifted educator and lover of living history, who oversaw the restoration of Durand-Hedden's beehive oven in 1981. She went on to establish our perpetually popular open-hearth cooking program, which for thirty years has drawn visitors'hungry'for history. Join us on Sunday, January 22, and see why many visitors return for this wonderful tradition year after year.
   Exhibit on Maplewood: Be sure to also see the fascinating exhibit on the history of the College Hill neighborhood From Farm to Suburb: The Birth of College Hill .
Durand-Hedden House is dedicated to telling the history of the development of Maplewood and the surrounding area in new and engaging ways. It is located in Grasmere Park at 523 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. For more information or to arrange group tours call 973-763-7712. You can also visit our website at https://www.durandhedden.org/ and find us on Facebook and Twitter.
 

Union County - Westfield - How the Great Depression and the New Deal Affected Everyday lives and its Relevance to Today

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/09/17

Sunday, January 22 - Union County
Westfield Historical Society Presentation: How the Great Depression and the New Deal Affected Everyday lives and its Relevance to Today
 
     George Melloan, author of the new book When the New Deal Came to Town, a Snapshot of a Place and Time With Lessons for Today will conduct a Sunday afternoon presentation about 
the history of the New Deal and the Great Depression. The talk will take place on Sunday, January 22nd at 2:30 p.m. at the Reeve House in Westfield, New Jersey.     
Mr. Melloan's new book details how the federal policy errors of first the Republicans and then the Democrats prolonged the Great Depression and how the people of a small farm village in Indiana coped with the resulting hard times.
     To make a reservation call 908-654-1794 or email westfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. There is a suggested donation of $5 to help offset costs and to support the Society. Sunday, January 29th 2017, is the alternate date in case of inclement weather. For more information on the Reeve House, which is located at 314 Mountain Ave in Westfield, NJ or the Westfield Historical Society events, visit https://www.westfieldhistoricalsociety.org/

Cumberland County - Greenwich - 2017 Lecture Series

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 01/09/17


Sunday, January 22 - Cumberland County
 2017 Lecture Series -- The 2017 lecture series, sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society, will be held at the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Library, located at 981 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, New Jersey on the following dates:
2 p.m.       The Rev. Dr. Kim-Eric Williams will speak on the 17th-century New Sweden colony on the Delaware.
      The New Sweden colony on the Delaware began in 1638 and officially ended in 1655 when the Dutch under Peter Stuyvesant defeated them. Despite this defeat, many Swedes and Finns stayed and continued to settle and multiply throughout the Delaware watershed, including South Jersey. Rev. Dr. Kim-Eric Williams is well-qualified to speak on the
history of New Sweden. He is the historian of the Swedish Colonial Society; translator for the multi-volume series, "Colonial Records of the Swedish Churches in Pennsylvania"; curator for the Augustana Museum at the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia; and archivist at the Lutheran Archives Center in Philadelphia.
He lectured on Swedish at the University of Pennsylvania for 15 years and has no fewer than three ancestors from the New Sweden colony.  A graduate of Muhlenberg College and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, he has served as pastor in New Jersey and Sweden. The 2017 lecture series, sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society, will be held at the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Library, located at 981 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, New Jersey. Light refreshments will be served and lectures are free! For further information, call the Lummis Library at
856-455-8580.  


Congratulations to Cathy McKee - 
2016 Quilt Raffle Quilt Raffle Winner
"The Road to Gettysburg" - A Civil War Era Quilt 
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.