Thursday, March 21, 2013

NEW EXHIBIT - 100 Years of Fire-fighting - the Story of the Oakhurst Fire Department

A new exhibit opens Sunday, April 7, from 1 to 4, at the Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean Township. It celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Oakhurst Fire Department. For the occasion—and to show how much fire-fighting has changed—the Department is bringing along its original hand-drawn hose cart from 1913 and an up-to-date fire truck from its current fleet. Inside the museum, a multi-media exhibit traces the history of fire-fighting and the local fire company through photos and artifacts. Firemen will be on hand to answer questions and show off the equipment. Admission is free, children are welcome, and homemade refreshments will be served. The exhibit remains through the summer.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Longwood Garden Bus Trip

If you don't have a trip to the Bahamas planned - or even if you do - dispel the winter blues with thoughts of spring. Better yet, turn those thoughts into action, by signing up for the Township of Ocean Historical Museum bus trip, Wednesday April 17, 2013, to the legendary Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. A visit to its colorful blooms is the perfect way to celebrate the season.

The bus leaves at 8:30 am and returns at 6:00 pm. The trip costs $70 and includes transpotation, all admissions, optional guided tour, gratuities and lunch in the cafeteria dining room. (Quite a bargain!)

Call the Museum at (732) 531-2136 to reserve your place.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

9th Annual Spring Tea

The Township of Ocean Historical Museum will hold their 9th Annual Spring Tea, which will take place on Saturday, April 27th from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Seating will begin at 1:30 pm. The Tea will be held at the West Park Recreation Center, 615 West Park Avenue, Oakhurst, NJ 07755.  Tickets are $20.00 per person and are available now.  Tickets may be ordered by calling the Museum at (732) 531-2136.

All food is prepared by Museum volunteers and includes: tea sandwiches, breads, desserts and scones with whipped cream, butter and jam along with a variety of teas. There will be a gift auction, a boutique of hand quilted crafts and doll clothes, and entertainment. Prizes will be awarded for a fancy hat contest, so plan on wearing a hat.