Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reminder - This Weekend Is the Museum's Holiday Show and Craft Sale

For many it’s become a traditional way to start the holiday season. For the rest, it’s a delight waiting to be discovered. It’s the Museum’s annual Holiday Exhibit, 11 to 4, the first weekend of December.

For two days, December 3 and 4, the Eden Woolley House is transf
ormed for Christmas and Hanukkah. The child-like magic of the season is brought to life. Model trains encircle “Christmas in the City.” Doll houses, decorated to the smallest detail, line the walls. “Toys from the attic” are on display, triggering memories of holidays past.

There is a walking tour of the Museum grounds and sites surrounding it at 1 and 3 on Saturday and again at 1 on Sunday. There are story times throughout the weekend for the little ones, who are invited to bring their dolls or teddies with them, as well as a “teddy bear hunt” and other surprises.

On top of all that, the oldest room in the house (circa 1750) becomes a Holiday Shoppe, full of wonderful handmade items—perfect gifts. Charming outfits for American Girl Dolls and teddy bears. Hand-knit hats for children of all ages. Hand-quilted throws and much more.

There is a bakery with homemade goodies—just right for home or hostess gift. The porch becomes a florist shop—where the Ocean Township Garden Club offers wreathes and swags they have crafted for the holiday.

To top the weekend, our handmade quilt winning raffle ticket is drawn at 3 p.m. on Sunday. All in all, it’s a chance to start the season in style, share memories with family and friends, and get a jump on holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind, Museum-made treasures.

We hope to see you there!

$3 donation suggested. Children free.

Monday, November 21, 2011


THANK YOU TO ALL MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETURNED THEIR QUILT RAFFLE TICKET STUBS AND MONEY. This is a major fund raiser for the museum. If you have not returned your raffle stubs and money, PLEASE do it now. A return envelope was enclosed with the raffle book for mailing or bring it to the museum during our open hours. We need everyone’s support. Our mailing address is: Township of Ocean Historical Museum, P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755

The drawing will be Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm during the Holiday Show and Craft Show at the Museum.

 Thank you very much.

Museum Raffle Committee.

Barnes and Noble Gift Wrap Fundraiser - Nov 27, Dec 6 and Dec 18, 2011

As the holiday shopping season is about to begin, we want everyone to know about an upcoming fund raiser for the Township of Ocean Historical Museum. Once again this year, we will be helping out wrapping books, CD’s and other items purchased at Barnes and Nobles. The events to benefit the Museum will be as follows:

Location                                   Date .                                          Times

Barnes and Noble                    Sun. Nov. 27th                            10:00 am to 7:00 pm                   Monmouth Mall (Eatontown) (Sunday of Thanksgiving

Barnes and Noble                     Tues. Dec, 6th                             4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Monmouth Mall (Eatontown)

Barnes and Noble                      Sun. Dec. 18th                            3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Route 35 (Holmdel)

Once you have picked your holiday gifts, bring them to the volunteer desk and a member of the Museum will be happy to gift wrap your items. Pick out gifts at Barnes and Noble and help the Museum, what a great idea.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Longwood Gardens Holiday Show Bus Trip

We still have a few seats available for the Longwood Gardens Holiday Bus Trip. The theme of the exhibit this year is “A Gingerbread Christmas.” We will be leaving from the Oakhurst First Methodist Church parking lot at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, and will be returning at approximately 11:00 pm. The Trip is $65.00 per person and includes bus transportation, admission to Longwood Gardens and dinner at Longwood Gardens. The additional number of spaces are limited. Respond ASAP to Paul Edelson (732) 531-9187 or the Museum (732) 531-2136 to reserve a seat.