Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering Our World War II Veterans

We wanted to let everyone know that there will NOT be a flag ceremony this coming Friday, September 14, 2012. We had kept this date in the event of the need to cancel any date due to weather, but we have been fortunate that we have not had to re-schedule any dates.
Please come out on Friday September 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm. At that time we will be honoring the deceased war veterans of the Wanamassa Fire Department (some 56 members) who have served their Country when the need arose. A list of the veterans being honored can be found at http://www.oceanmuseum.org/WorldWarIIVeteransRemembered9-21.html
The Wanamassa Fire Department will be present along with their Color Guard to perform the ceremony. As always, the Museum will be open for all who wish to come in and see the exhibits, including, Loved Ones Go To War: Local Stories of World War II.
In addition, we will be honoring other veterans weekly, on Friday evenings at 6:30 pm until Friday, December 7, 2012.
Thank You;
Township of Ocean Historical Museum
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

2012 Ghost Walk

Sunday October 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm
(Raindate - Sunday October 28, 2012 at 5:30pm)
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​

It will be all treats and no tricks as the Ocean Township Library’s Turner Gallery is transformed into a former Asbury Park USO building for a simulated “Camp Show” broadcast, circa 1944, on radio station WCAP—the Wonderful City of Asbury Park!

Mrs. Phoebe Woolley, 18th century matriarch of the Woolley family, has once again invited spectral guests from the Township’s past to help celebrate her 280th birthday this Halloween! Mrs. Woolley is the wife of Mr. Thomas Woolley Jr., of whom began construction on ... the Eden Woolley House in 1747. Many otherworldly apparitions have accepted her invitation and are in the midst of planning a festive occasion! They will regale visitors with their tales of old, and celebrate with a “spirited” USO style show, complete with music, entertainment, and refreshments!

Join us as we listen and sing along to popular songs from the WWII era performed by Gilda Healy and Barry Rosensweig, volunteers from Brookdale Community College’s Center for WWII Studies and Conflict Resolution. A dance team from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Manasquan will put us “In the Mood”, swing-style. A popular comedy routine, advertisements and station identifications will evoke the spirit of old-time radio, all in an intimate performance space. Members of the New Jersey Antique Radio Club, Info Age (at the former Camp Evans site) are lending their classic radios as well as their expertise in order to make this a memorable evening that is sure to delight youngsters as well as the young at heart.

Call the Museum 732-531-2136 to reserve a spot. Adults $7, children $3.   (Raindate - Sunday October 28, 2012 at 5:30pm)