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
Email us at [email protected]
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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
The Great War in Poems and Letters: Reading the Words of World War I Soldiers
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 4:00 pm
Richmond Gallery, Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Summer Speaker Event - "Every Picture Tells A Story": The sports stories behind the photographs
Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 7:15 pm
Township of Ocean Board of Education (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 
 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Bus Trip - To Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Leaving from Township of Ocean Historical Museum Parking Lot, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
To - 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
10th Annual American Doll and Teddy Bear Tea
Sunday, July 15, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Rain Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
New Exhibit - "Wet as the Atlantic Ocean": Prohibition in New Jersey
Opening Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Richmond Gallery, Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
34th Annual Holiday Weekend
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​
Spring Speaker Event - "Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore"
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 7:15 pm
Township of Ocean Board of Education (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 
 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
The Township of Ocean Historical Museum will present "Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore", by Rick Geffken on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 7:15 p.m. in the Ocean Township Board of Education Headquarters (Old Oakhurst School) 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755. More.
240th Anniversary - Battle of Monmouth
Saturday, June 16, 2018 and Sunday June 17, 2018
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, 16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726
World War I Flag Raising
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 11:00 am
Township of Ocean Historical Museum, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Fall Speaker Event - T/B/A
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:15 pm
Township of Ocean Board of Education (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 
 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
"Save The Stucile Farms Water Tower" Flea Market
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Rain Date - October 14, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Grounds of the Stucile Farms Water Tower, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712

2018 Ocean Township Fall Fest
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Rain Date - October 14, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Michael Cernigliaro Festival Grounds at Joe Palaia Park, 264 Whalepond Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Each year the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield co-sponsors, with the DEP, State of New Jersey, an annual reenactment of the battle. The event is usually held on a weekend towards the end of June, in commemoration of the anniversary of the battle being fought on June 28, 1778. Hundreds of troops encamp at the park and recreate scenarios of the battle over the weekend. There are also numerous presentations and lectures, tours of the camps, and sutler area open to the public. A suggested donation of $10.00 per car is requested to help cover the cost of the event. A food vendor will be on site and handicapped parking is available. More.
Join us in the Richmond Gallery of the Museum, amid a major World War I exhibit, to hear and reflect on the voices of those who fought. We’ll read poetry and letters that tell of moving, remarkable experiences. You are welcome to bring along and read any first-hand accounts you may have. Free admission. Refreshments. Sign-up on-line or call Lois Kiely (732-531-4648) for details. More.

The 18th Amendment—the measure that made the manufacture, sale, or transport of alcoholic beverages a federal offense for the 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, and 17 hours of Prohibition—was repealed in 1933. It is the only Constitution Amendment ever to be undone. And its doing and undoing were the results of a tug-of-war between the “Wets” and the “Drys” that played out across the country.

A new exhibit opening to the public Sunday, June 24, in the Richmond Gallery of the Eden Woolley House reveals where New Jersey stood in that tug-of-war. “Wet as the Atlantic Ocean: Prohibition in NJ” brings the debates, glamour, and violence of the Roaring Twenties home. More.
They say every picture tells a story. And some tell more than one. In recent years, Asbury Park Press sports columnist Steve Edelson has scoured the newspaper’s photo archives, pulling out images for a series of historical retrospectives chronicling sports at the Jersey Shore. And along the way, not only have the archival photographs breathed life into the words, some have taken on a life of their own, telling both a story—and ultimately, a backstory.

He has shaped his retrospectives into a talk, illustrated with photos of legendary Jersey Shore games and athletes that played them. His research, coupled with his years of experience writing about the regional sports scene, yield fascinating insights. More..