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
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
Saturday December 2, 2017 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday December 3, 2017 from 11:00 am 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​
"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, December 7, 2017.
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library - 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
How does war hit home, even if it’s thousands of miles away? Lois Kiely who has recently published an essay in Chicken Soup for the Soul for Military Families will present a program that addresses this question. Ms. Kiely writes about her father who went missing in Italy during WWII. His neighborhood buddies formed an association to honor him and send her to college. As a “war orphan” herself, Kiely shares the obstacles that families face who have lost loved ones in war. She also pays tribute to programs and organizations that provide recognition and support for military families.  

The latest edition of the popular Chicken Soup series is dedicated to military families and provides insights from the perspective of those who have kept the home fires burning. The book will have its local debut at the old Oakhurst School auditorium at 163 Monmouth Road on August 22nd at 7:15 p.m. It features accounts of those who worried and prayed for the safe return of their soldiers from Vietnam, Afghanistan, and all major conflicts. It tell of the joys and fears that they experienced. This anthology sparks the question, “Who looks after those who wait behind?”  
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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).
"Wings" (1927) - World War I Film Series
Tuesday September 19, 2017 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm (2 Showings)
Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
A romantic, action-filled silent movie starring Clara Bow and Gary Cooper, featuring lots of footage of WWI aircraft. Some 300 pilots flew U.S. Army Air Corps planes borrowed for the filming. (2 hr., 24 min.) More.

14th Annual Fall Fest
Saturday September 23, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Joe Palaia Park, Whalepond Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
"All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) - 
World War I Film Series
Tuesday October 17, 2017 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm (2 Showings)
Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
The Academy-Award-winning ("Outstanding Production," "Best Director") adaptation of the Erich Remarque novel starring Lew Ayres. (2 hr., 16 min.) More.

"The Dawn Patrol" (1938) - World War I Film Series
Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm (2 Showings)
Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
David Niven, Basil Rathbone, and Errol Flynn star in this story of British combat pilots. (1 hr., 43 min.). More.

"Joyeux Noel" (2005) - World War I Film Series
Tuesday December 19, 2017 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm (2 Showings)
Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
A recount of the real-life spontaneous truce in the trenches between German and Allied troops, Christmas Eve, 1914. (1 hr., 56 min.).  More.

"The Fighting 69th" (1940) - World War I Film Series
Tuesday January 16, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm (2 Showings)
Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
James Cagney is the protagonist in this story of the redemption of a soldier whose blunders cost the lives of comrades in New York City's 69th Infantry Regiment. (1 hr., 30 min.).  More.

"Waterloo Bridge" (1940) - World War I Film Series
Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm (2 Showings)
Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
Robert Taylor and Vivien Leigh play an army captain and dancer whose lives and love are torn apart by war. (1 hr., 48 min.).  More.

"Sergeant York" (1941) - World War I Film Series
Tuesday March 20, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm (2 Showings)
Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
The bio-pic of Alvin York, a country boy and ace marksman from Tennessee who becomes one of the war's most decorated American heros. Directed by Howard Hawks, starring Gary Cooper. (2 hr., 14 min.).  More.

"Paths of Glory" (1957) - World War I Film Series
Tuesday April 17, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm (2 Showings)
Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
An anti-war film, based loosely on a true story, directed by Stanley Kubrick, and starring Kirk Douglas as commanding officer of French soldiers who were scapegoated, court-martialed, and executed after refusing to continue a suicide mission. (1 hr., 28 min.).  More.

"Gallipoli" (1981) - World War I Film Series
Tuesday May 15, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm (2 Showings)
Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
Follows a group of young Australians whose idealized vision of war is shattered by the fierce fighting and Allied defeat in the nearly nine-month Gallapoli campaign. Starring Mel Gibson. (1 hr., 50 min.).  More.

"Beneath Hill 60" (2010) - World War I Film Series
Tuesday June 19, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm (2 Showings)
Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
Based on the true story of an Australian miner who, with a secret unit of tunnelers, works underground to shore up a web of tunnels packed with explosives enough to change the course of the war. Starring Brendon Cowell. (2 hr., 2 min.).  More.

“Will the real Molly Pitcher please stand up?”

This question from the ‘50s game show, “To Tell the Truth,” might come to mind when John Fabiano, Executive Director of the Monmouth County Historical Commission, presents his research on the woman known as the heroine of the Battle of Monmouth. Did she really throw down her water pitcher and start loading the cannon when her husband collapsed at his post? Was she nearly hit by a cannon ball? Did General George Washington make her a non-commissioned officer in the army? What is her real name? More.
The Ocean Township Historical Museum, located in the Eden Woolley House in front of the Ocean Library at 703 Deal Road in Ocean, is hosting an Outdoor Antique and Flea Market on parkland behind the museum, 9 to 3, Sunday, October 8 (rain date, Sunday October 15). The event takes place—appropriately enough—in the shadow of the handsome tower on the site that the museum is working to save. All proceeds from the market go to the restoration effort.   More.