Township of Ocean Historical Museum

Preserving the Past for the Future
Events at the Township of Ocean Historical Museum 
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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8th Annual American Doll and Teddy Bear Tea Party
Sunday July 10, 2016 at 1:00pm 
Rain Date - Sunday July 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
New Exhibit - Presidents at the Monmouth County Shore
Sunday June 26, 2016, 1:00pm to 4:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Girls, their dolls and favorite adults gather 1 to 3:30, Sunday, July 10, (rain date July 17) for the eighth American Doll Tea under the trees and tents on the grounds of the Eden Woolley House. 

The girls again learn about the Woolley sisters and what it was like to live in the 1800s. Living history interpreters demonstrate skills of the past. Doll and teddy bear collections are on display. Outside, the girls participate in a fashion show featuring their dolls and their stories. They create a craft and enjoy a tea party with kid-friendly treats. A fully stocked Doll Shop offers handmade doll clothes and accessories. More.
New Exhibit - Election Memorabilia: The Stuff of American Campaigning
Sunday September 4, 2016 at 1:00pm 
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
32nd Annual Holiday Weekend
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Spring Speaker Event - “Vintage Baseball”
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:15 pm.
Township of Ocean Board of Education Offices (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 
163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 
Bus Trip - New York Botanical Gardens
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458  
Visit the New York Botanical Gardens, home of the Enid Annenberg Haupt Conservatory, with the Museum. More.
Photos of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
An Evening at Ross-Fenton Farm
Sunday, November 13, 2016
The English Manor, One English Lane, Ocean, NJ 07712
The American Civil War - Remembering Our Veterans
Saturday July 30, 2016 at 7:00pm 
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
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
Museum commemorates the veterans of the American Civil War

The American Civil War ended in 1865. It had lasted four years and killed at least 620,000 soldiers, North and South. On Saturday, July 30, 2016, the Museum will honor American Civil War veterans--North and South--at a flag-raising ceremony on the Woolley House grounds. More.

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June speaker combines a love of history and baseball

Russ McIver, vintage baseball player, will “take us out to the ball game,” 7:15, June 7, at the Oakhurst School (Board of Education) auditorium. Russ will “pitch” his love for old-time baseball, the kind played in the late 1800s. No masks. no gloves, and a different set of rules.

Vintage baseball has a loyal following across the country and New Jersey is no exception. Fitting, since the first competitive game was played right here at Elysian Fields in Hoboken in 1846.  More.

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. On Sunday, June 26, a major exhibit opens at the Eden Woolley House. It tells the wide-ranging stories of eleven Presidents who spent time here, at the Monmouth County shore. More.

Picture yourself at the height of the Roaring Twenties, dining on fine food and dancing to hot jazz at the most popular speakeasy around. Sound inviting? Then mark your calendar for the Museum’s “An Evening at Ross Fenton Farm,” Sunday, November 13. We are hosting a dinner at the English Manor in Ocean that recaptures the allure of the legendary Wanamassa nightclub that stood on the shores of Deal Lake from 1899 until it burned to the ground in 1950.