Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Reminder - New Jersey Goes To War - The Civil War in New Jersey - November 1, 2011 - 7:15 PM




This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, which has been called the gravest war in American history. Local historical consultant and writer, Joe Bilby, will tell fascinating stories about New Jerseyans caught up in this struggle, including soldiers, civilians, men, women, heroes, scoundrels and those just getting by in “New Jersey Goes to War”.

Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Bilby is the author, editor or ...co-author of 14 books and over 400 articles on New Jersey history and folklore, military history and outdoor subjects, including Sea Girt: a Brief History and Asbury Park: a Brief History, for the History Press. He has also lectured widely on those subjects and is a columnist for The Civil War News and New Jersey Sportsmen News.

He serves as assistant curator of the New Jersey National Guard and Militia Museum in Sea Girt, is publications editor for the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and editor of and contributor to New Jersey Goes to War as well as New Jersey’s Civil War Odyssey. Both books will be available for purchase at $20 each.

Join us November 1 at the Old Oakhurst Schoolhouse, 163 Monmouth Road, 7:15pm for this enlightening presentation. Open to the public free of charge. (Donations gratefully accepted.) Refreshments will be served. Please bring a non-perishable item for the Township of Ocean Holiday Appeal.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Reminder - This weekend Museum Ghost Walk Conjures Up Historic Spirits



When the Ocean Township Museum hosts a ghost walk, it doesn’t engage a psychic. It enlists the talents of young volunteers who “channel” the spirits of colorful—and actual—local historical figures. This year’s historical ghosts come straight from the Museum’s current exhibit: “Shipwrecks, Life-Saving, and the Story of Takanassee.” The date is Sunday October 23 (rain date October 30) 5:30pm, at the Eden Woolley House, in the Library complex on Deal Road, Ocean.

Spirit guides will lead guests through the museum grounds and introduce them to the heroes, scoundrels, and victims of the past. The Jersey coast was among the world’s deadliest for the sailing ships of the 19th century. The ghosts will tell the exciting story of sea travel, shipwreck, and life-saving. Inside the Library’s Terner Gallery, guests will join a pirate crew and learn the perils of seafaring in an even earlier era.

The actor ghosts are talented teens and adults, some the newly opened Actor’s Workshop on Monmouth Road in Oakhurst. The pirate crew is led by the singing Sea Dogs, seasoned troupe live-history performers.

The Ghost Walk is a child-friendly, a more-fun-than-scary, event. There will be Halloween treats, face painting, and crafts. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children. Visit oceanmuseum.org for more information. Call 732-531-2136 for reservations.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Congratulations on the 2011 Best of Monmouth County Museum Award

Congratulations to the Township of Ocean Historical Museum Staff for 2011 Best of Monmouth County Museum Award, presented today at the Museum. Thank you so much to all of our members, friends and people who just enjoyed visiting our Museum. It provides a great deal of satisfaction to all of those who work at the Museum that their efforts are enjoyed by the public.

Township of Ocean Historical Museum


Museum Ghost Walk Conjures Up Historic Spirits




the Ocean Township Museum hosts a ghost walk, it doesn’t engage a psychic. It enlists the talents of young volunteers who “channel” the spirits of colorful—and actual—local historical figures. This year’s historical ghosts come straight from the Museum’s current exhibit: “Shipwrecks, Life-Saving, and the Story of Takanassee.” The date is Sunday October 23 (rain date October 30) at the Eden Woolley House, in the Library c...omplex on Deal Road, Ocean.

Spirit guides will lead guests through the museum grounds and introduce them to the heroes, scoundrels, and victims of the past. The Jersey coast was among the world’s deadliest for the sailing ships of the 19th century. The ghosts will tell the exciting story of sea travel, shipwreck, and life-saving. Inside the Library’s Terner Gallery, guests will join a pirate crew and learn the perils of seafaring in an even earlier era.

The actor ghosts are talented teens and adults, some the newly opened Actor’s Workshop on Monmouth Road in Oakhurst. The pirate crew is led by the singing Sea Dogs, seasoned troupe live-history performers.

The Ghost Walk is a child-friendly, a more-fun-than-scary, event. There will be Halloween treats, face painting, and crafts. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children. Visit oceanmuseum.org for more information. Call 732-531-2136 for reservations.
 


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Additional Seating On Longwood Gardens Bus Trip 12/7/2011

Due to some cancellations, we have seating available for the Longwood Gardens Bus Trip. The trip will be on December 7, 2011. The cost is $65.00 per person. There are ten (10) seats available. Those seats will be filled on a “first come-first serve” basis. Make your reservations by calling the Museum at (732) 531-2136. Payment will be due for this trip by November 1, 2011.
Township of Ocean Historical Museum