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
Get Involved

The Museum is an all Volunteer Organization. We are always looking for help with projects, our many events, or just staffing the Museum. Check out our needs and  Get Involved
Visit the Township of Ocean Historical Museum

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

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

The Our Town Gallery  - The Our Town Gallery explores the history of Ocean Township.

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.


1:00 to 4:00 P.M.
1:00 to 4:00 P.M.
1:00 to 4:00 P.M.

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 - Fashion - The History of What We Wear

Starting with that fig leaf in the Garden of Eden, men and women have gone to imaginative lengths to cover their bodies. The founding fathers wore breeches so tight, they ordered a second pair for occasions that required sitting. Marie Antoinette’s hair on occasion took up one third her height. Victorian corsets displaced internal organs and weakened back muscles. 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 - Ocean Township High School at 50

Ocean Township High School at 50

Early September, 1965, the doors of Ocean Township High School (OTHS) opened for the first time. It was a momentous day—the culmination of an impassioned campaign and a turning point for both Ocean Township and Asbury Park, the district that up to then had educated most of the township’s teens. More.
The 2015 Quilt is "Field of Poppy's" in Red, White, Black and Green. Tickets are now available from the Museum. More.
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Awarded First Place in the 2014 Kevin M. Hale Annual Publication Awards from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey
Hometown Histories - The History of Houses and the Things That Make Them Home 

Our video series about local stories and 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.
          Richmond Gallery                    Our Town Gallery                    Hearth and Home Gallery          

Fashion - The History of What We Wear

7th Annual History Ghost Walk - Ocean Township in the American Civil War
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Rain Date - Sunday October 25, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Terner Gallery, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712   

Fall Speaker Event - Macabre Discovery: The Secaucus Potter’s Field
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7:15 pm.
Township of Ocean Board of Education Offices (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 
163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755