Township of Ocean Historical Museum

An Open Door To History
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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(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
Fall Speaker Event - "Local Origins of the Molly Pitcher Legend"
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7:15 pm.
Township of Ocean Board of Education Offices (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
New Exhibit - New Jersey and The Great War: 
Local Stories of World War I
Sunday June 25, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
9th Annual American Doll and Teddy Bear Tea Party
Sunday July 16, 2017 at 1:00pm 
Rain Date - Sunday July 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Remembering Our Veterans - World War I Flag Raising
Saturday July 29, 2017 at 7:00pm 
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Summer Speaker Event - "War Hits Home: Stories of Family Courage"
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 7:15 pm.
Township of Ocean Board of Education Offices (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
New Exhibit - "The Tower and Our Rural Past" - The Stucile Farm Water Tower
Sunday September 10, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
33rd Annual Holiday Weekend
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​
The Second World War looms large in our cultural consciousness. The unambiguous rightness of the cause. The countless books and movies. The familiar family stories and firsthand accounts of surviving veterans.

Not so the First.

We know less, relate less, think less about World War I. Its veterans are gone. Its cause was complex and its alliances confusing. Its senseless carnage (17 million civilian and military dead) is painful to revisit.

It’s time to remember

April 6 marks the 100th anniversary of this country’s entry into The Great War, as it was called at the time. Though largely forgotten, New Jersey’s role in the war—before, during, and after official U.S. participation—was both critical and fascinating. Events are planned throughout the state to tell the story—including a major exhibit at the Eden Woolley House. More.

"Save The Tower" Flea Market
Sunday October 8, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
Bus Trip: Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library
Thursday, October 7, 2017.
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library - 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
Please join us at 6:30, July 29, on the grounds of the Eden Woolley House to raise the flag in memory of the men and women who served in the First World War (1914-1918; for U.S., 1917-1918). Call the Museum (732-531-2136) or visit oceanmuseum.org to add your ancestor or nominee to the list of honored veterans. Sign-Up
Each July for the past eight years, young girls have brought their dolls and favorite adults to the Eden Woolley House for the annual American Doll Tea. This year, the popular event is set for 1 to 3:30, Sunday, July 16, (rain date, July 23). Guests who have also visited the American Girl Stores know it as the best value around! More.

An essay by writer, artist, and Museum member Lois Kiely appears in the recently published Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families. To mark the occasion, we’ve just added her talk, “War Hits Home: Stories of Family Courage,” to our Speaker Series. Join us Tues., Aug. 22 at the Board of Ed auditorium, 163 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst. Books will be on sale; all proceeds benefit the Museum. More.

Join us Thursday, December 7 on a visit to the Francis du Pont mansion (the 5th largest home in the U.S.) in Wilmington, DE. Today a museum housing one the country’s most important collections of Americana, Winterthur will be fully decked out for the holidays. The $85 ticket includes transportation, admission, a 25-minute tram ride through the gardens, a docent-led tour of the mansion, a lunch voucher, and time for self-guided tours of three exhibits and browsing in the museum shop. Make your reservation now (732-531-2136 or Here).