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

Sussex County - Sparta - A Night For The Museum

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Tickets go on sale on April 1
Reserve now for Friday, May 12 -- Sussex County
 

Mercer County - Princeton - Salon on Stockton Street: A Little Literary Festival In Princeton

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Friday-Sunday, March 31-April 2 - Mercer County


Burlington County - Fieldsboro - Wine and Paint Night

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Friday, March 31 - Burlington County
Wine and Paint Night, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.   $38 per person

     Village Arts provides all of the supplies and simple step-by-step instruction for you to create your very own 16" x 20" painted canvas masterpiece!
     Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are included. Bring your friends, BYOB, and leave the rest to us.
     Reserve your spot quickly! Easels fill up fast! No experience necessary. Reserve your spot at http://www.villageartsnj.com/ 
    Or call 609-502-1674 for more info. Proceeds to benefit the Friends of White Hill Mansion, Fieldsboro, New Jersey

Morris County - Madison - Stuffed Animal Sleepover

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Friday, March 31 - Morris County
Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 4:00-5:00 p.m.     
For ages 3-6; $5 per child                         
     One of our favorite and popular events!! Bring your stuffed animals to METC for crafts, treats and stories. Tuck them in for the night and return on Saturday, April 1st to see what hi-jinks the animals got into during their night at our Museum!
REGISTER ONLINE at http://www.metc.org/metc-calendar/ or call 973-377-2982 ext. 12 for more information!
     Call 973-377-2982 or visit wwwmetc.org for more information about these and other events at METC. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940 - http://www.metc.org/


Union County - Union - Friday night with Hamilton!

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Friday, March 31 - Union County
Friday night with Hamilton!
So much fun we're doing it again!
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Teens had such a great time at the first-ever teen Hamilton event last month that they demanded more.
   Join us as we go Hamilton-crazy! Kids and teenagers will enjoy a night out filled with all things Alexander Hamilton: what his life was like, colonial crafts & tavern games and maybe even an epic showdown like in the song "Cabinet Battle #1." The evening will also include Hamilton music for everyone to sing to and light refreshments. Recommended for ages 12 and up.  
(drop off event - please be here at 8:30 p.m. for pick up)

   $25 per teen
Reservations are required - space is limited!
Purchase  tickets today!
 
1003 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey; 908-527-0400.


Union County - Union - History Happy Hour: Ladies of Liberty Hall

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Thursday, March 30 - Union County
 History Happy Hour: Ladies of Liberty Hall
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    
    Have a drink with your friends at Liberty Hall Museum while you sip, snack and socialize while learning some fun history facts! Who runs the world - girls! Join us for a fun evening as we share stories about all the strong and entertaining women who ran the family house for over 240 years.       
     We'll play a fun round of trivia as well!
A great night out to celebrate National Women's Month! Must be 21 years or older to attend.  Admission includes drinks, snacks & fun! 
Buy tickets\

Morris County - Mount Tabor - Mt Tabor Tag Sale - Attic Treasures and Trinkets

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Friday-Sunday, March 31-April 2 - Morris County
Mt Tabor Tag Sale - Attic Treasures and Trinkets  
      Friday March 31, 9am to 4pm Saturday April 1, 9am to 4pm Sunday April 2, Noon to 4pm at the Bethel in Mount Tabor. Turn off Route 53 onto Dickerson Road or St John's Avenue and follow the signs. Park at the Mt. Tabor post office at 36 Simpson Ave.
     Proceeds help the Mount Tabor Historical Society support its Richardson History House and to fund programs concerning the importance of preserving the historic community. Members of the society have made donations to the sale, which will include unusual and interesting items, many of which are historic in nature. After the sale, feel free to take a walk in Trinity Park, circled by the oldest Victorian houses in Mount Tabor. For information call 973-625-8548 or visit http://mounttabornj.org/.

Monmouth County - Atlantic Highlands - Music At The Mansion

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Thursday, March 30 - Monmouth County
     The Atlantic Highlands Historical society will present the third season of Music At The Mansion, a series curated and hosted by local jazz vocalist, Audra Mariel.
     The first concert of the season will take place on Thursday, March 30th, featuring Mariel with jazz trio Art Deco (Joe Accurso- piano, Doug Clarke- guitar, and Gary Mazzaroppi- bass). Doors open at 7, music begins at 7:30. Patrons are encouraged to bring a drink and/or a dish to share. $15 suggested donation. The concerts will be held               Art Deco with Audra Mariel
on the final Thursday of every month, and will 
feature a variety of artists throughout the season.

Monmouth County - Freehold - Peek Under the Petticoats

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Thursday, March 30 - Monmouth County
Peek Under the Petticoats 
Thursday, March 30
     Have you ever wondered what 19th century women wore with their voluminous skirts? If yes, here's an opportunity to find out! Bernadette Rogoff, a Curatorial Consultant to the Association, will be changing a mannequin  included in our exhibition 
Hartshorne: Eight Generations and Their Highlands Estate Called Portland.
    The garments to be exhibited were worn by Julia Norton Hartshorne, who died tragically in 1869 at the age of thirty. They are of the highest fashion of the late 1860s, were made in part in Paris, and were lightly if ever worn. 
    Participants will be able to watch the installation of a  ca. 1868 lilac silk moiré (watered silk) taffeta and satin  ball gown, with all accessories. Rogoff will also demonstrate how the mannequin is assembled and padded out to fit the historic clothing properly, as well as how to prepare and pack garments for proper museum storage. 
    Space is limited to 15 people and will last for approximately 90 minutes.  The cost of this program is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. To make your reservation, please go to our web site at http://www.monmouthhistory.org/, call 732-462-1466 x 11, or email pgithens@monmouthhistory.org.
 Thursday, March 30, 2017, 10:30am-12 noon, 70 Court Street, Freehold, NJ 07728

Cape May County - Cape May - An Afternoon with Sinatra

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Wednesday, March 29 - Cape May County
Lunch and Learn "An Afternoon with Sinatra"
     Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations Wednesdays at noon at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Cape May. March 29 topic is "An Afternoon with Sinatra" presented by Rich Chiemingo.
     The finale of this year's series is a sight and sound presentation of the memorable music of Frank Sinatra by a member of his orchestra based in New York. In addition to highlights of Sinatra's music, get insights into the man and what it was like to work with him. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Wednesday, March 29 at noon. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit http://www.capemaymac.org/.

Essex County - Bloomfield - Edison & the Rise of Innovation

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Tuesday, March 28 -- Essex County

Historical Society of Bloomfield presents "Edison & the Rise of Innovation"
7:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
FREE & open to the public
The Historical Society of Bloomfield, NJ (HSOB); http://bloomfieldhistorical.org/, 973-743-8844, info@hsob.org
    On March 28, the HSOB will present Thomas Edison National Historical Park Archivist Leonard DeGraaf speaking about his book, Edison and the Rise of Innovation.
    Thomas Edison (1847-1931) was more than history's most prolific inventor. He combined scientific knowledge, well-equipped laboratories, talented collaborators, investment capital and a bit of showmanship to change the way we develop new technologies. Edison and the Rise of Innovation chronicles Edison's life and work, making lively and lavish use of rarely-seen historic photographs, lab notebooks and advertising material. Published by Sterling Signature in 2013, it was produced in association with the Edison Innovation Foundation, the Charles Edison Fund and the National Park Service. Another famous innovator-Bill Gates-has written the foreword to this fresh look at Thomas Edison.
     Edison and the Rise of Innovation introduces the inventor who did more than just invent the phonograph, incandescent electric light and motion picture camera. He translated ideas into commercial products, creating dozens of companies to manufacture and market his inventions. The book reminds us that Edison still matters because he faced the same questions modern innovators confront today: which ideas should I develop? How do I raise money to support research? How do I motivate my team? What's the best way to manufacture and sell my products?
     Before joining the National Park Service in 1991, DeGraaf was on the staff of the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University. He is the author of Historic Photos of Thomas Edison (Turner Publishing, 2008), and his articles have appeared Business History Review and other publications. He received an MA in history from Rutgers University.
   The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Morris County - Morristown - Martin Kane Discusses WWI-Era Inventor Hudson Maxim at a Special Presentation

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Tuesday, March 28 - Morris County
Martin Kane Discusses WWI-Era Inventor Hudson Maxim at a Special Presentation at the Morris County Historical Society
     The Morris County Historical Society is proud to announce Mr. Martin Kane, local historian, author, and president of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum, will give a special presentation on Hudson Maxim on Tuesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at MCHS's Acorn Hall in Morristown. Mr. Kane will share little-known information on Hudson Maxim, a highly respected, local innovator who held a patent for smokeless gunpowder, invented a variety of high explosives, and designed a torpedo-proof ship. Maxim, well ahead of his time, advocated for a national armaments movement prior to the United States' entry into WWI, and was an early and ardent supporter of women's rights.
     MCHS's exhibit "1917: World War, Women's Rights, and Weaponry Sciences" features the work of Hudson Maxim, and illustrates how local men and women contributed to tremendous advances in weaponry sciences during the WWI era. The exhibit also focuses on sacrifices of Morris County residents who served, and gave their lives, during the War, and highlights the era's associated cultural changes as women sought equal recognition and the right to vote.
    Space is limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost for the presentation is $15 for adults; $10 for seniors; $7 for students, and Free for MCHS members. Please contact the MCHS at 973-267-3465, or MCHSAcornHall@gmail.com for more information and to purchase tickets. The MCHS is located at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue in Morristown, NJ.
     This presentation is offered as part of the MCHS's Jeanne H. and William C. Watson Memorial Speakers Series, in honor of the MCHS's first Executive Director, Jeanne Watson, 1980 - 1996.

Union County - Elizabeth - Union County Offers an Evening of Local History and Painting Instruction

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Tuesday, March 28 - Union County
Union County Offers an Evening of Local History and Painting Instruction
    ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites art and history fans to attend Union County's first "History Paint Night Social" event Participants will be provided with materials and artistic instruction for painting a historical scene from the Union County area, which they will be able to bring home. No experience is necessary.
   "This event offers a chance for people to learn about Union County history and basic painting techniques in an enjoyable social setting," said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. "Snyder Academy is a great place for both art and history, and I know the participants will learn a lot and have fun in the process."
     The History Paint Night Social will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at the historic Snyder Academy in Elizabeth, where one America's Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, attended school. Participants may bring wine and snacks for their enjoyment. The instructor for the evening event will be Rafael Rodriguez, the Artist in Residence at the Snyder Academy.
     Admission to the History Paint Night Social is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, and pre-registration is encouraged. A of $20.00 per participant includes all materials.
To register or to receive more information, call the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-436-2912, or email jprescott@ucnj.org.
 

Morris County - Mendham - Searching for Yankee Doodle -Washington's Soldiers in the American Revolution

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Tuesday, March 28 - Morris County
      The Mendham Borough Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson Street, Mendham Borough.  At 7:45 p.m., Robert Mayers will present "Searching for Yankee Doodle -Washington's Soldiers in the American Revolution."
     He explores the history of common soldiers, the embodiment of the American Revolution-what inspired them to endure the hardships, why they fought. It was a challenge for historians to expose the attitudes, behaviors and golden myths about these patriots. Were they a reality, wishful thinking, or both.  Mayers evaluates diverse conceptions, Yankee Doodles' lives before, during, after the war as evidenced in original military records and personal papers.
     Descendent of a patriot soldier, author, and Revolutionary War historian, Mayers' travels, research and family accounts shed light on people and places lost or neglected by history. He is a frequent presenter at and contributor to numerous historical societies, Navy/Marine vet, associated with Rutgers and Seton Hall.  Public invited; parking/program free.

Middlesex County - Woodbridge - Brushes and ...........

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Monday, March 27 - Middlesex County
Brushes and ...........
    Come join the Woodbridge Historical Association on March 27 and learn about John Watson (1685-1768), New Jersey's first professional artist. The program will be
presented by Don Peck, based on John Kerry Dyke's documentary on this forgotten artist who made his home on Water Street in Colonial Perth Amboy, purchasing an adjacent property to serve as his art gallery.
   In the documentary film on John Watson, Producer Dyke and his crew researched the archives in several states as well as incorporated artifacts from an archaeological dig conducted by Monmouth University.
   This presentation will be held on Monday, March 27, at 7pm in the Downstairs Meeting Room of the Woodbridge Public Library, corner of George Frederick Plaza and Amboy Avenue. Light refreshments will follow.

Monmouth County - Manalapan - Hold the Date for the New Jersey DPLA Symposium

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Hold the Date for the New Jersey DPLA Symposium
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Location: Monmouth County Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726
Cost: Free. Lunch will be provided.
Questions: Natasha Zaleski, New Jersey State Library, nzaleski@njstatelib.org or 609-278-2640 ext 124
     The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. New Jersey cultural heritage institutions with digital collections (and those in the process of establishing such collections) should save June 14, 2017 for an exploratory symposium regarding the establishment of a DPLA "Service Hub" for New Jersey content. Suggested representatives at the symposium include directors and digitization subject matter experts. Institutions are limited to two attendees.
     The New Jersey DPLA Symposium will include a discussion of the preliminary results of a statewide DPLA survey to be conducted in March-April 2017. Nationally recognized speakers will cover a variety of topics related to developing a state digital hub. Attendees will learn how New Jersey institutions can participate in the project, and how DPLA can be used at their home institutions. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions on a number of topics related to statewide digitization activity and DPLA.
To register and for more information, please visit: http://www.njstatelib.org/dpla

Sussex County - Montague - Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters

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CORRECTION: THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY.
Saturday, March 25 - Sussex County
     The historical society in Montague, MARCH, the Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History, is pleased to announce that Bibi Gaston will speak on her book Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters on at the Foster Armstrong House in Montague on Saturday, March 25th at 2:00.
       

Union County - Plainfield - Black Women's Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb

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Saturday, March 25 - Union County
Local Author Book Talk with Betty Livingston Adams
2 to 4 pm in the ALD Room (lower level)
Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060
     Plainfield Public Library is pleased to present 2017 Wilbur Non-Fiction Award Recipient, Betty Livingston Adams, who will discuss her latest publication, Black Women's Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2 pm at Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060.
   Ms. Adams examines the often-overlooked role of non-elite black women in the growth of northern suburbs and American Protestantism in the first half of the twentieth century. Focusing on the strategies and organizational models that churchwomen employed in the fight for social justice, she tracks the intersections of politics and religion, race and gender, and place and space in a New York City suburb, a local example that offers new insights on northern racial oppression and civil rights protest. As this book makes clear, religion made a key difference in the lives and activism of ordinary black women who lived, worked, and worshiped on the margin during this tumultuous time.
    Betty Livingston Adams holds a PhD in American Studies from Yale University and a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University. Her scholarship explores nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American/American religious and social history through the lens of gender, race, and class. Adams is a recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including a post-doctoral fellowship at Rutgers University and a Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowship. She is currently a Fellow and Visiting Faculty at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RCHA). In addition to serving as an Associate Minister, Adams also serves on the Executive Board of the Theological School Alumni/ae Association, Drew University.
     This is event is free and open to the public. For more information, online at http://www.plainfieldlibrary.info/ or contact the Local History Department at (909) 757-1111 Ext. 136

Mercer County - Trenton - Life on the Street in 19th Century NJ

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"Life on the Street in 19th Century NJ"
Illustrated presentation by
Kristin O'Brassil-Kulfan

Saturday, March 18
1PM

$10 non-members 
$8 members
Complimentary light refreshments
Plenty of free parking
Free tours of the Trent House Museum

Many histories of early America focus on political and military glories, but have little to say about the daily lives of average people. In this lecture, public and early American historian Dr. Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan will reverse that tendency, discussing the ins and outs of life on the streets in late eighteenth and nineteenth century New Jersey. Focusing on experiences of poverty, crime, incarceration, servitude, and enslavement, this talk considers the conversations you might hear, events you might see, and people you might meet on the street in early New Jersey. These subjects raise questions of precedent and connections to present day issues, and how learning these challenging histories might help us better understand the 21st century.

About the presenter:

Bio PhotoKristin O'Brassill-Kulfan teaches in the Department of History at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where she serves as Coordinator of Public History. She holds a Ph.D. in US History from the University of Leicester in England and an MA in Modern History from Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland.  She is currently developing a manuscript on vagrancy, poverty, and the law in the early 19th century Mid-Atlantic.


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Somerset County - Bedminster - rug hooking workshop

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Sunday, March 26 - Somerset County
    If you've ever wanted to learn rug hooking, here's your opportunity to get hooked! Cheryl Halliday, a member of the Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild and an award-winning McGown-certified instructor, will introduce participants to the art and tradition of rug hooking and help them create their own masterpiece. The workshop will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bedminster's historic Jacobus Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, River Road Park, Bedminster. The museum will also be open to the public for tours during that time.
     Pre-registration for the rug hooking workshop is required. Limited to 14 adults per class (ages 18 and older). $70 per person. Please register directly with Therese Shick, Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild at 908-735-7985 or etshick@gmail.com.
      The Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild was founded in April 1977. It currently has over 130 members from nine states. The mission of the Guild is to perpetuate the tradition and art of rug hooking, to encourage creativity, to provide the means for an exchange of ideas and information and to promote educational activities to enhance the interest in rug hooking. Monthly meetings in Flemington, New Jersey offer programs for someone new to rug hooking as well as the seasoned artisan. Members have opportunities to participate in hooking demonstrations, rug exhibits, rug camps and "hook-ins". A supportive environment is provided for those new to the craft and for those looking to refine their technique. For more information about the Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild, visit http://hcrag.com/

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