Township of Ocean Historical Museum
An Open Door To History
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    

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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.
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7:00 to 9:00 P.M. -
March 15 to Dec 15

1:00 to 4:00 P.M. - First and Second Sundays of the Month.
Happening Now at the Eden Woolley Hose Fashion The History of What We Wear
Happening Now At the Eden Woolley House - Presidents at the Monmouth County Shore

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. Our exhibit tells the wide-ranging stories of eleven Presidents who spent time here, at the Monmouth County shore. More.
Funding for the Township of Ocean Historical Museum provided by the New Jersey Cultural Trust.  

Funding has been made possible in part by an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission

Painting and repair of the Stucile Farms Water Tower has been accomplished with financial assistance from The 1772 Foundation 
in cooperation with and administrated by the New Jersey Historic Trust 
Eden Woollry House, home of the Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Thank You to:

​​- A 2017 General Operating Support Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission

​- The William T. and Marie J. Henderson Foundation Inc., for a 2016 Grant.

- The Renzulli Charitable Trust, for a 2016 Grant.

- The Jeffries Family Foundation, for a 2016 Grant.

- The Rita and Harry Greenberger Foundation, for a 2016 Grant for the Stucile Farms Water Tower.​

- IBM Corporation for a 2016 Technology Grant

- The 1772 Foundation and the New Jersey Historic Trust for a grant to paint the Stucile Farms Water Tower, which the Museum is now restoring.

- New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the New Jersey Department of State, for a 2016 Operating Grant.

- The New Jersey Cultural Trust, for a 2016 Technology Upgrade Grant.

- The Daughters of the American Revolution, Shrewsbury Towne - Monmouth Chapter for funds for the work on the Stucile Farms Water Tower.

Additional Benefactors
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.
Awarded First Place in the 2014 Kevin M. Hale Annual Publication Awards from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey
Hometown Histories - Life Along Deal Lake
Hometown Histories - Life Along Deal Lake

Our video series about local stories and interviewing local people for their memories. 
Presidents at the Monmouth County Shore

Township of Ocean Historical Museum

Monmouth County - Oakhurst - 2017 Annual Spring Tea

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Reserve now for April 29th tea
2017 Annual Spring Tea
Sat, April 29, 2017, 2 pm to 4 pm
West Park Recreation Center, 615 West Park Avenue, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
    This year, the annual Spring Tea pays homage to our current exhibit, "Presidents at the Shore," by honoring the country's First Ladies. "The First Ladies' Tea" is Sat., April 29, from 2 to 4 (seating at 1:30) at the W. Park Ave. Rec. Center, Oakhurst.
  The tasty tea sandwiches, breads, desserts, and scones are made by Museum volunteers. The event is open to the public.
    Tickets ($25) go on sale March 1 and must be purchased in advance. Call 732-531-2136 or order on-line (at http://www.OceanMuseum.org/SpringTeaSignUp.html) to reserve your space.
 ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. EVERY YEAR IS A SELL OUT SO DON'T WAIT TO GET YOUR TICKETS. Please buy your tickets early. They must be purchased in advance--none are sold at the door.
    For more information, please call 732-531-2136. Township of Ocean Historical Museum, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712, P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0516; 732-531-2136

Hudson County - Hoboken - "Developing Hoboken: Writers on the '80s," Inspired by the Photographs of Michael Flanagan

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Sunday, April 2 - Hudson County
"Developing Hoboken: Writers on the '80s,"
Inspired by the Photographs of Michael Flanagan
April 2, 2017, 3 p.m., at the Hoboken Museum, 1301 Hudson St.
 
     Blending history, art and the spoken word, a group of contemporary writers, artists and musicians will gather at the Hoboken Historical Museum on Sunday, April 2, 3 p.m., for an event inspired by the photographs of Michael Flanagan, currently on display in the Museum's main gallery. All of the artists lived in and around Hoboken in the 1980s, and each was invited by the Museum's poet in residence, Danny Shot, to choose one or two photos from the exhibition, "Hoboken People & Places, 1976-1994: Photographs by Michael Flanagan," and write a piece to read aloud.
     This two-hour public event will feature 11 contemporary writers, artists, and musicians reading a selection of their own work written in response to Flanagan's photos, and speaking about their own perspective on Hoboken over the years. Taking part in this project are: Chris Burkhardt, Rosette Capotorto, Paul Drexel, Roxanne Hoffman, Joel Lewis, James Mastro, Greg Ribot, James Ruggia, Sheilah Scully, Lynne Shapiro and Danny Shot. A $5 donation is suggested.
     Participating Artists and Writers: Chris Burkhardt, Rosette Capotorto, Paul Drexel, Roxanne Hoffman, Joel Lewis, James Mastro, Greg Ribot, James Ruggia, Sheilah Scully, Lynne Shapiro, and Danny Shot.
Flanagan Photography Exhibition on View in Main Gallery Through July 2, 2017
The Museum's Main Gallery exhibition, "Hoboken People & Places, 1976-1994: Photographs by Michael Flanagan," and its companion book feature strikingly beautiful black-and-white photographs shot by Flanagan in the 1980s, of his neighbors, mom-and-pop shops and the Hoboken waterfront, parks and festivals. Additional artifacts and flat-screen monitors allow visitors to dive into many more photographs and documentary films from the time period, including Nora Jacobson's "Delivered Vacant." A series of talks, film screenings and walking tours are planned as well. Visit https://www.hobokenmuseum.org/ for details.
 

Cumberland County - Greenwich - THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE SEASONAL RE-OPENING OF THE 1730 GIBBON HOUSE

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Sunday, April 2 - Cumberland County

THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE SEASONAL RE-OPENING OF THE 1730 GIBBON HOUSE
Sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society to be held at the c. 1730 Gibbon House, located at 960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, NJ 08323
Noon to 2 p.m.
Visit the Gibbon House where you will see the formal dining room, the kitchen with its huge walk-in fireplace, the exhibits of locally made, rush-seated "Ware" chairs, beautiful samplers, quilts and many children's toys.
     Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
      At 2:00 p.m. you are invited to join us at the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical
Library for our "Speaker Series."  
     Our guest author will be Mr. Bill Sprouse, who will speak on his book entitled, The Domestic Life of the Jersey Devil or BeBops Miscellany.
      This event is free and open to the public. 
If you have any questions or need directions, please call the CCHS office at 856-455-8580!


Union County - Westfield - The Art of Shoemaking

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Sunday, April 2 - Union County
                     The Art of Shoemaking* **
The Historic Miller-Cory House "A Living Museum " INTERPRETING AMERICA'S PAST"
1740-1820 -- 614 Mountain Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090.  *Ideal for children.** House tours will be conducted.                                    
   Shoes have been a necessity of human life since prehistoric days. In fact, the oldest surviving leather shoe is approximately 5,500 years old! The first shoemakers arrived in America at Jamestown in 1610, and the trade began to thrive shortly afterwards. The art of the shoemaker, or cordwainer, was a time-consuming handcraft, requiring an apprenticeship, long hours and specialized tools to produce high-quality shoes.
    Ellen Hess will spotlight this craft, explaining the process as she demonstrates the work of the cordwainer in 18th century America. The program also features a display of vintage shoemaking artifacts. Included are tours of the fully furnished farmhouse built in 1740.
Members of the cooking committee will also demonstrate authentic open hearth cooking, using early American recipes, colonial era cooking tools and seasonal foods. 
     The Miller-Cory House Museum is located at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield. Admission is $4.00 for adults and children 13 and older, $3.00 for children ages 3 to 12 and free under age 3.The program is appropriate for children. Please call 908-232-1776 or email millercorymuseum@gmail.com for more information.


Morris County - Morristown - Peter Toth Piano Recitals

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Sunday, April 2 - Morris County
Peter Toth Piano Recitals
1 p.m. on Sundays: April 2nd, April 30th and August 27th
      Morristown, NJ - Please join Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) at 1 pm on Sunday, April 2, 2017 as we celebrate the first recital of the year by Hungarian pianist Peter Toth. Mr. Toth, who last year performed six recitals at Morristown NHP, will return to play the park's 1873 Steinway Grand Piano in programs which may include the works of masters such as Schubert, Brahms, Bartok, Liszt.
   Scheduled recitals to date also include at 1 pm on Sunday, April 30th and Sunday, August 27th. We hope to later announce additional recital dates. Please stay tuned. Admission to the April programs is included in the $7 entrance fee. In honor of the National Park Service's 101st birthday, the August 27th program will be free.
   All recitals will be held in Morristown NHP's Washington's Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey.
   Hungarian pianist Peter Toth is one of the most recognized artists of his generation. He has concertized in most countries in Europe, South America, and Asia. His first released CD recording won the Grand Prize of the Hungarian Liszt Society (2006). Mr. Toth is a regular guest artist at various piano festivals and has been member of the American Liszt Society since 2011.
  For more information about the park, please call 973-539-2016 ext. 210 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/morr. You can also check out our Museum Blog at http://morristownnhpmuseum.blogspot.com/.

Monmouth County - Eatontown - Eatontown Historical Committee "Our Town"

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Sunday, April 2 - Monmouth County

Eatontown Historical Committee "Our Town"
Bus Tour
Bus boards at 1:30 p.m. from Eatontown Community Center (72 Broad Street)
     The Eatontown Historical Committee is pleased to offer the Eatontown community an opportunity that we hope will help residents appreciate and gain a better understanding of the rich and interesting history of "Our Town."
     A tour overview will be provided beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Community Center. A committee member will be the tour guide and narrate the story of Eatontown while highlighting points of interest along the tour route. The tour is expected to take about an hour.
     Space is limited and registration is required To register: Phone: 732-389-2959 or 732-542-4026 and leave a message; Email: EatontownHistorian@gmail.com. Please provide your name and the number of people in your party. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register by Friday, March 31st.
Come and learn about "Our Town!"

Cape May County - Cape May - Feasting on History: The 17th Annual Restaurant Gala Celebrates Down Jersey Fare

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Tuesday, May 2 -- Cape May County

Feasting on History: The 17th Annual Restaurant Gala Celebrates Down Jersey Fare
May 2nd, 6pm - 8pm, NASW Aviation Museum at the Cape May Airport. Call 609-898-2300, ext. 10 or https://hcsv.org/feasting-on-history-celebrates-down-jersey-fare-the-17th-annual-restaurant-gala/ for info and tickets.
     The Feasting on History Restaurant Gala is a very important fundraising event for Historic Cold Spring Village. When you attend or sponsor the event, it ensures that history and historic places such as Historic Cold Spring Village are preserved for future generations. From Feasting's inception in 2000, each event has had a theme that sets the tone for the Village's upcoming season. The yearly themes vary from celebrating historic foodways to restored antique buildings and their relationship to Cape May County history. In 2017, the county is celebrating its 325th anniversary and the Village's Spicer Leaming House is turning 200 years old; it will be the focus for domestic arts including cooking, needlework and gardening.
   This year Feasting on History's theme is Down Jersey Fare." It celebrates regional food and the local restaurateurs who strive to provide a fresh new spin on local cuisine. Examples may include Chicken Pot Pie, Clam Corn Chowder or Piney Squares. Feasting provides an opportunity to meet the new proprietor of the Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, Carol Herforth, and sample what her team brings to the table. Carol's focus for the restaurant is farm to table and only the freshest ingredients will be used including vegetables from the Village's organic farm.


Morris County - Chatham - Queen Victoria, Queen Anne and American Architecture in the 19th Century

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Sunday, April 2 -- Morris County

Queen Victoria, Queen Anne and American Architecture in the 19th Century
     What does a "Victorian" home actually look like? To understand why calling a building "Victorian" doesn't help describe what it looks like, or even when it was built, come to the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, Sunday, April 2 at 2:30 to hear Janet W. Foster, architectural historian, talk about domestic architecture in the era of Queen Victoria.
     Foster's illustrated talk will focus on domestic architecture in the era of Queen Victoria. The many architectural expressions of the time period from approximately 1840 to 1900 will be touched upon, including the style called Queen Anne. Local examples will be used, but be prepared for an exciting, fast-paced survey of buildings from across the United States.
      Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for discussion and questions. All are invited to this free program brought to the public by the Chatham Historical Society. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.chathamnjhistoricalsociety.org/.
     Janet Foster is an architectural historian and has over 30 years of experience with New Jersey's buildings. She studied at the Columbia University Historic Preservation Program, and then founded Acroterion, a preservation consulting firm, in 1983. She is a noted teacher and lecturer on historic architecture and helped develop the curriculum at the Drew University Continuing Education Program in Historic Preservation.  
     Ms. Foster and her husband live in Madison, New Jersey, in a Queen Anne style house they restored.     

Ocean County - Toms River - Spring Victorian Tea

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Tuesday, May 2, but register starting April 3 - Ocean County
Spring Victorian Tea
      You are cordially invited to join the members and friends of Ocean County Historical Society at our Spring Victorian Tea on Tuesday, May 2nd at 600 Main Bed and Breakfast and Victorian Tea Room in Toms River.
     A popular meeting place for tea aficionados, 600 Main features delicious freshly baked scones, a variety of tea sandwiches and desserts, and a selection of teas to tempt every palate.
Choose the 12:30 or 3:30 seating and call Cheryl (732-890-3200) when reservations can be made, starting April 3rd. Cost is still only $25 for members, $27 for non-members. Your check, made out to Ocean County Historical Society, should be mailed to OCHS, 26 Hadley Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753 with TEA/CHERYL marked in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope. Checks must be received within five (5) days of phone reservations to confirm your seat. There will be no refunds.

Monmouth County - Freehold - Open Hearth Open House

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Sunday, April 2 - Monmouth County
Upcoming Events!
Open Hearth Open House
Please join us for our popular Open Hearth Cooking demonstration.
     
  Along with house tours there will be children's games and an unforgettable living history experience. This event is free and open to the public. 
Sunday, April 2, 2017
12:00-4:00 pm
Covenhoven House, 150 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728

Ocean County - Toms River - NJ Fan and Author Linda Barth Visits OCHS

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Sunday, April 2 -- Ocean County
NJ Fan and Author Linda Barth Visits OCHS
       No stranger to Ocean County, Linda Barth will speak to OCHS friends and members on April 2, 2017, at 2:00 PM in the Birdsall Room of the Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753. Her program, "The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow," is based on her book, A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone. A former fourth grade teacher, Ms. Barth will explore groundbreaking, useful, fun, and even silly inventions and their New Jersey roots. She is sure to entertain adults and children alike!
     Many history buffs know Linda Barth as the executive director and newsletter editor of the League of Historical Societies of NJ for which she is invaluable; her talents and efforts ensure that local historical societies throughout the state are informed about planned activities and League meetings. She has written two books on the D&R Canal for Arcadia Publishing as well as two children's picture books. With her husband, she has published The Millstone Valley Through Time and Somerville Through Time.
     Enjoy an afternoon with this fascinating lifelong resident of the Garden State. Make your reservation now by call 732-341-1880. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Union County - Westfield - Newark Through the Ages

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Sunday, April 2 - Union County
Westfield Historical Society Presentation: Newark Through the Ages
      Elizabeth R. Del Tufo, president of the City of Newark Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission, will conduct a Sunday afternoon presentation about the history of the city of Newark. The talk will take place on February 26nd at 2:30 p.m. at the Reeve House in Westfield, New Jersey.
     Ms. Del Tufo will trace the city's history from its earliest days in the late 1600s through the Revolutionary War, the Industrial Era, the Post-World War II Era, the riots of 1967, and the growth and revitalization taking place today. Along the way, she will discuss many of Newark's most well-known and architecturally significant landmarks and notable statues.
      Elizabeth is a longtime resident of the city of Newark with a long and productive involvement in the cultural life of the city.  She served as the first Director of Cultural Affairs for the County of Essex. She founded The Newark Arts Council and served as its first director. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts praised her work by stating: "She has created an organization second to none in promoting and presenting the arts." Ms. Del Tufo was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for her work in preserving the history of Newark and for her contributions to building a vibrant new Newark.  
     Space is limited and prior registration is required so to make a reservation kindly email westfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.org or call 908-654-1794. There is a suggested donation of $5 to help offset costs and to support the Society. In case of inclement weather, there will be a notice on the website and on the voicemail.
For more information on the Westfield Historical Society and the Reeve House, 314 Mountain Ave in Westfield, NJ visit https://www.westfieldhistoricalsociety.org/

Mercer County - Princeton - Clean-up Day at the Battlefield with the Princeton Battlefield Society and the Sierra Club

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Saturday, April 1 - Mercer County
YOU ARE INVITED -
 "Clean-up Day at the Battlefield with the Princeton Battlefield Society and the Sierra Club" 
     Saturday, April 1st, 1-4pm - Princeton Battlefield State Park. This year we are also participating in the Civil War Trust's Park Day, a nationwide clean-up day, and you will receive a free T-Shirt!
    This year we will have three teams - each with a team leader:
Team 1: Removal of porcelainberry, an invasive species, from dogwoods near the colonnade. 
Team 2: Cutting invasive bamboo.
Team 3: Clearing encroachment on the path to the Friends Meeting House.      
     For young and old. We have age-appropriate gloves, saws, clippers, and pruning shears to put at your disposal.  Please bring your own too.  Put a "spring" in your step and join us at the Clarke House in the Park!       
     See the restoration work just completed. Sponsored by the Princeton Battlefield Society with special assistance from the Sierra Club - NJ Chapter/Central Group. Must RSVP with the name of the team you want to join.  For Questions and to RSVP please contact Kip:
princetonbattlefieldsocinfo@gmail.com.

Morris County - Morris Plains - 'A Life Without Beauty Is Only Half Lived': Cranbrook and the Arts and Crafts Movement

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Saturday, April 1 - Morris County
"'A Life Without Beauty Is Only Half Lived': Cranbrook and the Arts and Crafts Movement"
at 5:30 p.m.
   Greg Wittkopp, Director of Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, will explore the history of the Arts and Crafts movement in Michigan and the movement's connections to the Cranbrook Educational Community. Established in the early 20th century by George Booth, a founder of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, Cranbrook is today one of the world's leading centers of education, science and art.
   About the Speaker: For more than three decades, Greg Wittkopp has been shaping and stewarding Cranbrook's collections, first as a curator, then as the Director of Cranbrook Art Museum, and now as the Founding Director of the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Major projects at the Museum include the restoration of Saarinen House and its transformation into a museum and the creation of the state-of-the-art Collections Wing. Wittkopp's research and publications have focused on Cranbrook and its artists and include the award-winning book Saarinen House and Garden: A Total Work of Art. He holds an MA in Art History from Wayne State University and a BS in Architecture from the University of Michigan.
   This lecture accompanies the museum's upcoming group trip, Farms Afield: Michigan Meetup.
$10 Members; $12 Non Members
Advance registration required; purchase tickets online or call 973-540-0311.

Hunterdon County - Stockton - 2017 Progressive Dinner April 1st

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Saturday, April 1 - Hunterdon County
Cocktails at 5:45 pm at the Grist Mill followed by fabulous dinners hosted in DRMS member homes, as well as venues throughout our historic complex.
Tickets are $150 per person for the full evening or
$80 per person for cocktails only
Current DRMS members receive a 10% discount with the code "DRMS10" Space is limited so purchase your tickets online today! 
Or call the DRMS office 609-397-3586.

All proceeds go to the preservation and maintenance of the historic
Prallsville Mill complex and are fully tax deductible.
 
Purchase Your Tickets Today!  
PROGRESSIVE DINNER TICKETS -- https://www.prallsvillemills.org/calendar/2016-progressive-dinner

 

Essex County - Montclair - Hometown History Bus Tour

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Saturday, April 1 - Essex County
Hometown History Bus Tour at 10 am.
A bus tour through Montclair's past
     This two-hour bus ride gives you a top-line ride through Montclair's history looking at its architecture, businesses, and people. Registration for members opens on February 1 and is $25/person. Registration for nonmembers opens on February 7 and is $30/person. Registration is required no later than March 15. Bus leaves at 10 am from 110 Orange Road, Montclair, street parking available. Led by Trustee member Helen Fallon and Executive Director Jane Eliasof. https://www.montclairhistory.org/.

Hunterdon County - Flemington - How to Research the History of your Old House

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Saturday, April 1 -- Hunterdon County
11:00
"How to Research the History of your Old House"
    Held at the Hunterdon County Historical Society's Deats Library, 114 Main Street, Flemington, and presented by Marfy Goodspeed. Participants will learn how to begin to research their house history using the collections at the society and other repositories. Registration required: 908-782-1091. Free for members. $5 Non-members.

Union County - Union - Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Thursday, April 6 - Union County
      You're invited to the grand opening of Liberty Hall Museum's new exhibit, "Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War." This one of a kind exhibit, using firsthand accounts from letters and postcards, looks at the service of Captain John Kean, Congressman Robert W. Kean, and their three Roosevelt cousins, George, John, & Philip, during World War I.  Through this exhibit, you'll walk in their footsteps as they were sent off to basic training in 1917, to fighting overseas on the front lines of Europe in 1917-18, to their return home in 1919. 
   Please join us for this momentous occasion taking place on the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:00 p.m.
The Carriage House at Liberty Hall Museum in Union, NJ
Please RSVP to libertyhall@kean.edu by April 3. A suggested donation of $50 is appreciated
Please mail a check made payable to Liberty Hall Museum to 1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083.  Or make a donation online by visiting http://bit.ly/lhmexhibit 


Union County - Union - Liberty Hall Museum's Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

Friday, April 15 - Union County
Liberty Hall Museum's
Annual Easter Egg Hunt! 
   Children will explore the grounds of Liberty Hall, searching for plastic eggs hidden throughout the landscape and filled with holiday treats! A surprise visit from the Easter Bunny caps off the event.
(100 kids per session)
Our 10 a.m. session is already SOLD OUT!
Tickets still available for: 
Noon - 1:30 p.m. (limited space)
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m (newly added)
$10 for each child (1 free adult per child); additional adults are $5.00 each
Reservations are required!
    Don't miss out on this great family event that has become a tradition for so many! Purchase your tickets today by clicking the underlined words above or by calling 908-527-0400.
1003 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 

Hunterdon County - Washington Twp - Friends of the Red Mill Spring Luncheon

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 03/24/17

April 27 -- Hunterdon County

Friends of the Red Mill
Spring Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Hawk Point Golf Club, 4 Clubhouse Drive,
Washington, NJ
Meet Amelia Earhart as portrayed by Pat Jordan
     Amelia Earhart who was a charismatic, athletic, risk-taking tomboy who could charm you with her sparkling eyes, motivate you with her passion and convince you with her skills.
     Ms. Earhart was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross as the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  Earhart was active in the National Woman's Party and as a strong supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.
   Pat Jordan is an accomplished actor, operatic singer and historian, working with the American Historical Theatre since 1992; she has appeared at venues that include the White House Visitors Center, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institute, National Archives, Franklin Institute and others.
   The luncheon is the Friends' major fund raiser, so please attend and bring your friends.
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Please send checks of $55 per person to "Friends of the Red Mill" at:
The Red Mill, 56 Main Street, Clinton New Jersey 08809. For information, call Marie
at 908-735-4101, ext. 100.
 
Reservation due by April 21, 2017
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Luncheon Choices check one:
____ Roasted Chicken, Truffled White Beans, Grilled Asparagus, Natural Jus
____Pan Seared Salmon, Spring Baby Vegetables and Avocado Pesto                                                    
____Buccotini Pasta, California Heirloom Garlic Asparagus, Artichokes, Extra Virgin
         Olive Oil, Pecorino Pepato
 

Historic Events Around the State
This has been a year of remembering Ross Fenton Farm, the storied nightclub that flourished on Deal Lake in Wanamassa the first half of the 20th century. We’re adding a mini-exhibit to recent homages.

The new exhibit features photos and artifacts, video of Charlie and Mabel themselves, and an exploration of the music and celebrities featured at the Farm. More.

RESTORATION OF THE STUCILE FARMS WATER TOWER (Continues) - We have most recently completed the repair and re-painting the Water Tower, replacing the Tower windows and replacing the front porch.  More.
Continued - Redeem Your Jewelry (Real or Costume) and Support the Museum
March 24, 2017 - March 30, 2017
Earth Treasures Jewelers, 178 State Highway #Route 35 South, 
Michael's Plaza, Eatontown, NJ 07724

2017 First Ladies Spring Tea
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Seating at 1:30 pm)
West Park Recreation Center, 615 West Park Avenue, Oakhurst, NJ 07755