Saturday, August 27, 2016

Movie Night - "The Return of Dracula"

Movie Night - "The Return of Dracula"
October 18, 2016, 7:15 pm.
Township of Ocean Board of Education Offices (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755


Just in time for Halloween

We are celebrating Halloween in retro style this year with a screening of the 1958 cult classic, Return of Dracula, 7:15, October 18, in the auditorium of the old Oakhurst Schoolhouse (the Board of Education Building), 163 Monmouth Road. The old auditorium is a particularly fitting site to view the movie: it stars Oakhurst native and Oakhurst School graduate, Norma Eberhardt (1929-2011).

It’s an all-Norma evening. A short montage of her movie and television roles offers a whimsical overview of her acting career. Her 2006 video interview with Dallas Grove on the making of Return of Dracula sets up the film. (And if time allows, we’ll open to floor to personal stories and memories of Norma.)

In the almost 60 years since its release, Return of Dracula has become a favorite among horror movie aficionados. To her death in 2011, Norma had loyal fans of all ages—many of whom knew the movie only from seeing it on cable television. It was shot in black and white—and as Norma tells in the interview—in daylight only (a big challenge for a Dracula movie). The problem, she explains, was the meager budget. The solution, she tells, was a screen placed over the camera lens!

In the Return of Dracula, directed by Paul Landres, the famous vampire (played by Frances Lederer), ventures from Transylvania to California. Along the way, he kills a fellow traveler and assumes his identity. Pretending to be a distant relative, the Count takes up residence with the Mayberry family and sets his sights on young Rachel (played by Norma).

It’s great fun, and a bit scary. Though tame by today’s standards, it’s probably best to leave the little ones at home.

The screening of Return of Dracula is open to the public, free of charge. (Bring your nonperishable donations for the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

An Evening at Ross-Fenton Farm

An Evening at Ross-Fenton Farm
Friday, November 18, 2016, at 4 PM - 9 PM
The English Manor, One English Land, Ocean, NJ 07712


Dinner-dance inspired by legendary nightclub

Mark your calendar for “An Evening at Ross Fenton Farm,” a dinner-dance at the English Manor, November, 13, inspired by Wanamassa’s storied nightclub. We’re recreating the excitement of the Farm in the Roaring Twenties. A full dinner, swinging music (from the Dorian Parreott band), flapper touches, and an $80 ticket price promise good value and a great time.

Who were Ross and Fenton?

Mabel Fenton and Charles Ross (born Ada Towne and Charles Kelly) were a married couple and perhaps the country’s top vaudeville comedy team of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1898, Mabel and Charlie bought a “roadhouse” on the lake in Wanamassa and a year later, they opened Ross Fenton Farm. Their popularity and show business connections proved a winning combination. The biggest names in vaudeville performed at and frequented their new establishment.

Mabel and Charlie continued to tour and turned the operation of the Farm over to professional managers. But for years, they spent each summer there, hosting the celebrities and power brokers of their day.

Charlie died at Ross Fenton Farm in June 1918, shortly after his 31st wedding anniversary. Mabel returned to Wanamassa for several summers after his death before moving to California, where she died in 1931.

A mecca for thirsty vacationers

When Ross Fenton Farm opened, a NJ law was in effect banning alcohol within one mile of any religious camp—legislation that kept Asbury Park (sitting next to Ocean Grove), dry. Thirsty locals and vacationers flocked to the Farm, situated just beyond the one-mile limit. This beyond-the-limit appeal continued. For its almost 50 years—through Prohibition and beyond—Ross Fenton was famous for its gambling and free-flowing drink. Headlines splashed news of federal agents raiding its gaming tables and seizing illegal stashes of alcohol. Mabel herself was arrested in one raid!
A favorite rendezvous for half a century

Ross Fenton Farm operated on the banks of Deal Lake from 1899 to 1947. At its height, its 14 acres housed 32 structures, including a hotel, guest houses, greenhouses, training facilities, and casinos.
From the stars of burlesque to headliners like Fanny Brice, Danny Kaye, and Jackie Gleason, Ross Fenton Farm offered top-notch entertainment and world-class dance bands. For decades, it was the fashionable watering hole of society and show business elite.

Trains and trolleys carried patrons to the dock in Interlaken, where livery boats ran regularly to the Farm. On summer evenings, Deal Lake was dotted with rented canoes filled with locals enjoying the live music drifting across the water.

The Farm passed through a series of operators and owners. It defied Prohibition and flourished despite the Depression.

The final years

In the early 1940s, Ross Fenton Farm fell on hard times. Ocean Township foreclosed on the property. It was bought, remodeled, and re-opened in 1943 by theater executive Walter Reade who ran it until it closed for good in 1947.

The Farm burned in 1950. The Press put it well, “The brightest of the Shore’s bright spots died early today [Sept. 6, 1950] as it had lived, in a blaze of glory.”

Please join us at The English Manor November 13 for our own version of Ross Fenton fun. Contact the Museum to make your reservation (732-531-2136 or oceanmuseum.org).

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The American Civil War - Remembering Our Veterans

The American Civil War - Remembering Our Veterans
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 6:30 pm.
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712



Museum commemorates the veterans of the American Civil War

The American Civil War ended in 1865. It had lasted four years and killed at least 620,000 soldiers, North and South. On Saturday, July 30, 2016, the Museum will honor American Civil War veterans--North and South--at a flag-raising ceremony on the Woolley House grounds.

The Woolley House will be open on the evening of Saturday July, 30, 2016. We will have a flag ceremony and remembrance to those veterans who served. The Museum will be open for those attending to come in and see our current exhibits.

Please call or write the Museum (732-531-2136 or oceanmuseum@yahoo.com) or sign up on-line at http://www.oceanmuseum.org/CivilWarFlagHonorsSignUp.html to arrange for your loved one to be honored. Our focus is on local veterans, but we welcome all who wish to be remembered.

The American Civil War - Remembering Our Veterans

The American Civil War - Remembering Our Veterans
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 6:30 pm.
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712



Museum commemorates the veterans of the American Civil War

The American Civil War ended in 1865. It had lasted four years and killed at least 620,000 soldiers, North and South. On Saturday, July 30, 2016, the Museum will honor American Civil War veterans--North and South--at a flag-raising ceremony on the Woolley House grounds.

The Woolley House will be open on the evening of Saturday July, 30, 2016. We will have a flag ceremony and remembrance to those veterans who served. The Museum will be open for those attending to come in and see our current exhibits.

Please call or write the Museum (732-531-2136 or oceanmuseum@yahoo.com) or sign up on-line at http://www.oceanmuseum.org/CivilWarFlagHonorsSignUp.html to arrange for your loved one to be honored. Our focus is on local veterans, but we welcome all who wish to be remembered.

The American Civil War - Remembering Our Veterans

The American Civil War - Remembering Our Veterans
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 6:30 pm.
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712



Museum commemorates the veterans of the American Civil War

The American Civil War ended in 1865. It had lasted four years and killed at least 620,000 soldiers, North and South. On Saturday, July 30, 2016, the Museum will honor American Civil War veterans--North and South--at a flag-raising ceremony on the Woolley House grounds.

The Woolley House will be open on the evening of Saturday July, 30, 2016. We will have a flag ceremony and remembrance to those veterans who served. The Museum will be open for those attending to come in and see our current exhibits.

Please call or write the Museum (732-531-2136 or oceanmuseum@yahoo.com) or sign up on-line at http://www.oceanmuseum.org/CivilWarFlagHonorsSignUp.html to arrange for your loved one to be honored. Our focus is on local veterans, but we welcome all who wish to be remembered.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Spring Speaker Event - Old-Time Baseball

Spring Speaker Event - Old-Time Baseball
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:15 pm.
Township of Ocean Board of Education Offices (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755



June speaker combines a love of history and baseball

Russ McIver, vintage baseball player, will “take us out to the ball game,” 7:15, June 7, at the Oakhurst School (Board of Education) auditorium. Russ will “pitch” his love for old-time baseball, the kind played in the late 1800s. No masks. no gloves, and a different set of rules.

Vintage baseball has a loyal following across the country and New Jersey is no exception. Fitting, since the first competitive game was played right here at Elysian Fields in Hoboken in 1846.
Russ played in high school and never lost his love for the game. His vintage club, the Monmouth Furnace, is based in Allaire State Park. The team travels throughout the region playing exhibition games with other clubs whose mission is to keep baseball alive as it was played during its formative years in the 19th century.

Russ is a history buff as well as a baseball aficionado. If you think Abner Doubleday is the father of baseball, think again. Russ will give us the real skinny on the myths, legends, and heroes of his beloved sport.

It’s spring. It’s baseball season. How can you resist learning more about a sport that bears the label “Made in the USA”?

Join us in the bleachers at 7:15, Tuesday, June 7, when Russ steps up to home plate in period uniform to share stories of 19th century baseball as it was played here in Monmouth County.

The speaker event is open to the public, free of charge. (Bring your non-perishable donations for the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.)

New Exhibit - Presidents at the Monmouth County Shore

New Exhibit - Presidents at the Monmouth County Shore
Sunday June 26, 2016, 1:00pm to 4:00 pm
Richmond Gallery, Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712



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. On Sunday, June 26, a major exhibit opens at the Eden Woolley House. It tells the wide-ranging stories of eleven Presidents who spent time here, at the Monmouth County shore.

Mrs. Lincoln got the ball rolling

There’s a case to be made that it all started with Mary Todd Lincoln. Mrs. Lincoln travelled to Long Branch in the summer of 1861, probably at the invitation of William Newell, family friend and then supervisor of the life-saving services in New Jersey. Long Branch was already a popular resort, and national coverage of the First Lady’s visit added immeasurably to its fame and appeal.

That fame and appeal continued to draw the wealthy and influential—including the seven presidents who vacationed in the resort city, starting with Ulysses Grant.

Seven Presidents in Long Branch

In 1870, a group of wealthy businessmen who summered in the Elberon section of Long Branch presented President Grant with an oceanfront cottage where he vacationed for the next 15 years. When Grant died in 1885, city officials feared the resort might lose its cachet. They needn’t have worried. Six of the next ten Presidents--Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Harrison, McKinley, and Wilson--chose to spend time in Long Branch.

The most tragic of these Presidential visits was James Garfield’s last. Mrs. Garfield was in Long Branch recuperating from illness, when, on July 2, 1881, Garfield was shot by an assassin in the Washington train station. He was taken to the White House, where his condition worsened. In hope the sea air might help, Garfield was taken to Elberon. Famously, locals worked through the night to build the spur to carry the President’s railroad car from Elberon Station to the ocean side cottage. He died there 12 days later, September 19.

Beyond Long Branch

Long Branch was not the only Monmouth County destination of Presidents. Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, and Richard Nixon visited our area, if only, in some cases, for a political rally. And then, of course, there’s Warren Harding, whose local connection was a bit less public and a good deal more scandalous. Join us June 26 to learn the full story. The new exhibit is on view through June 2017.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

2016 Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair

2016 Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, 16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726



We hope you have marked your calendar for Saturday, May 14th and this year’s SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair.  Now in its 12th year, the Fair will again be held at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ, Rain or Shine.

The 2016 Fair will feature some familiar faces from the past like Clara Barton, George Washington and Walt Whitman as well as such favorite activities as 19th baseball, horse-drawn plowing demonstrations,  Phydeaux’s flying flea circus and period music.

New to the Fair will be several Civil War themed programs to coincide with the exhibit of President Lincoln’s casket.  This replica casket, manufactured by the Batesville Casket Company of Indiana, will be on display in the park’s Visitor Center.  A local Civil War reenactment unit, the 14th NJ Volunteers, Co. H, will provide an honor guard for the casket and the Fort Delaware Cornet Band will perform music of the era on period instruments.  Darrel Ford, portraying Walt Whitman, will read his poem, “Oh Captain, My Captain”, a tribute to President Lincoln.  Kenneth Serfass , who will portray General Ulysses S. Grant, will reflect on his relationship and career with the late Commander in Chief.

Another exciting new program will be a fictional U.S. Army radio and live show, “SPAM Time”, which is modeled on actual entertainment presented to U.S. military personnel from WWII to the Viet Nam War era.  A full day of pre-recorded and live musical entertainment will be presented.

There is something for everyone - so come on out and enjoy the Fair!  It’s a fun-filled experience for the whole family! You don’t want to miss it.

2016 Weekend In Old Monmouth

Weekend In Old Monmouth 
April 30, 2016, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 1, 2016, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712

 

'Weekend in Old Monmouth’
tour returns April 30 and May 1

Fees waived for visitors at historical sites

FREEHOLD, NJ – The annual “Weekend in Old Monmouth” returns with 43 historic sites throughout Monmouth County opening their doors to visitors interested in local history on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.

“Weekend in Old Monmouth is a wonderful event for anyone interested in our rich history and unique architecture,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the County’s Historical Commission, coordinator of the weekend event. “The sites on the tour are generally operated independently of one another, but for two days the entrance fees are waived and the hours of operation are the same at these historic gems.”

The Weekend in Monmouth tour sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, unless otherwise noted.

Five sites have been added to the 2016 Weekend in Old Monmouth tour:

•Allentown Presbyterian Church (c. 1837) in Allentown is surrounded by a historic cemetery, the final resting place of NJ Governor William A. Newell, founder of the U.S. Life Saving Service.

•Baird House (c. 1830) in Millstone Twp. was built and lived in by Thomas Baird who was one of the original founders and first vice-president of the Monmouth County Agricultural Society and was elected as a Monmouth County Chosen Freeholder.

•Montrose Schoolhouse (c. 1812) in Colts Neck is the last of the township's six one-room schoolhouses and it retains its original architectural profile.

•Parker Homestead (c. 1740s) in Little Silver was home to eight generations of Joseph Parker’s descendants. Visitors can view a restoration in progress.

•St. Peter’s Church (c. 1770s) in Freehold Borough is the oldest public building in continuous use in the town and has ties to the Battle of Monmouth.

The self-guided tour has recommended routes that guide history buffs travel by foot, bicycle or car to the various locations. So, start planning your route by previewing the tour sites on the County's website at www.visitmonmouth.com.

The annual Weekend in Old Monmouth tour is coordinated by the Monmouth County Historical Commission (Historical Commission). The Historical Commission is dedicated to the preservation of the County's rich historic heritage. As advocates for the preservation of historic properties, sites and projects, the Commission encourages citizens to be involved as well.

In mid-April, the 2016 detailed tour book and tour map will be available on the Monmouth County website at www.visitmonmouth.com. On the tour dates, each tour stop will also have maps and booklets available. For more information, email history@co.monmouth.nj.us.

In addition to Weekend in Old Monmouth, the Historical Commission provides matching grants for municipal and non-profit historic preservation projects, recognizes individuals and groups for efforts to preserve historic sites and resources and offers an essay contest for fifth-grade students.

The Historical Commission was established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1988.

​The following sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1:

Tour Sites

All Saints Memorial Church
202 Navesink Avenue, Navesink, NJ 07752
Phone: 732-291-0214
Website: www.allsaintsnavesink.org
Contact: Rev. Pastor Piggins, Interim Rector or
Mary Baechle, Parish Administrator
E-mail: office@allsaintsnavesink.org
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The Historic Village at Allaire/Allaire State Park
4265 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Phone: 732-919-3500
Website: www.allairevillage.org
Organization: Allaire Village, Inc.
Note: Although both are located in Allaire State Park,the historic village operates separately from the Pine Creek Railroad.
Free admission to the Historic Village only.
Contact: Shannon Gance
E-mail: info@allairevillage.org
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Allen House
400 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Phone: 732-462-1466 (MCHA)
Website: www.monmouthhistory.org
Organization: Monmouth County Historical Association
E-mail: info@monmouthhistory.org
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Allentown Presbyterian Church
20 High Street, Allentown, NJ 08501
​Phone: (609) 259-7289
Website: http://www.allentownpresbyterian.org/
Organization: Allentown Presbyterian Church
E-Mail: joan@allentownpresbyterian.org
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Thomas Baird Homestead/Cultural Resource Center
24 Baird Road, Millstone, NJ 08535
Phone: 609-915-3444
Website:http://www.mtfriendsofhistory.org/
Organization: Friends of Millstone Township Historic Registered Properties
E-mail: mtfriendsofhistory@gmail.com
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Battle of Monmouth Monument
71 Court Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-431-7460 x7413
Contact: Randall Gabriellan
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Burrowes Mansion Museum
94 Main Street, Matawan, NJ 07747
Phone 732-566-5605
Website: www.BurrowesMansion.org
Contact: Robert Montfort, President of Society,
E-mail: rwmontfort@aol.com
Phone: 732-583-3846
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Centennial Cottage
McClintock & Central Aves. Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Phone: 732-774-1869
Website: www.oceangrovehistory.org
Organization: Historical Society of Ocean Grove
Contact: Anna Critelli
E-mail: info@oceangrovehistory.org
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Christ Church
380 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Phone: 732-741-2220
Website: www.christchurchshrewsbury.org
Contact: Robert Kelly 
E-mail: christchurchshrewsbury@verizon.net
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Covenhoven House
150 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-462-1466 (MCHA)
Website: www.monmouthhistory.org
E-mail: info@monmouthhistory.org
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Dr. Robert W. Cooke’s Medical Office
67 McCampbell Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Phone: 732-946-2743
Website: www.holmdelhistory.org/DrCookes.html
Organization: Holmdel Historical Society
Contact: George Joynson, President,
E-mail: gj@gjoynson.com
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Eatontown Historical Museum
Read House, 75 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Phone: 732-542-4026, (please leave a message)
Website: www.EatontownHistoricalMuseum.org
Contact: Kathy English, 732-389-2959
E-Mail: EatontownHistorian@gmail.com
Phone: 732-542-4026 (please leave a message)
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Eden Woolley House
Township of Ocean Historical Museum, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Phone: 732-531-2136
Website: www.oceanmuseum.org
Contact: Paul Edelson
E-mail: OceanMuseum@verizon.net
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First Presbyterian Church
Four E. River Road, Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-842-0429
Website: www.rumsonpresbyterian.org
Contact: Rev. John Monroe, Pastor,
john@rumsonpresbyterian.org
Betty Anne Berube, Ad. Asst.
E-mail: bettyann@rumsonpresbyterian.org
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Friends Meeting House
Shrewsbury Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
375 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Website: www.shrewsburyquakers.org
Email: Gordon4052@gmail.com
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Great Auditorium
21 Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Phone: 732-775-0035
Website: www.oceangrove.org
Organization: The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association
PO Box 248, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
E-mail: information@oceangrove.org
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Historic Longstreet Farm
44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Phone: 732-946-3758
Website: www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Contact: Sandy Byard
E-mail: sandy.byard@co.monmouth.nj.us
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Historic Walnford
62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Twp, NJ 08514
Phone: 609-259-6275
Website: www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Contact: Sarah Bent
E-mail: sarah.bent@co.monmouth,nj.us
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Holmes-Hendrickson House
62 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Phone: 732-462-1466 (MCHA)
Website: www.monmouthhistory.org
Organization: Monmouth County Historical Association
E-mail: info@monmouthhistory.org
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InfoAge Science Center (Camp Evans)
2201 Marconi Road, Wall, NJ 07719
Phone: 732-280-3000
Website: www.infoage.org
Contact: Fred Carl, Director
E-mail: fred-carl@infoage.org
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Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County
310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732 252-6990
This site is open only Sunday, May 1
Website: www.jhmomc.org
Organization: Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County
Contact: Michael Berman
E-mail: michael.berman@cbmoves.com
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Keyport Fire Museum and Edcaton Center
86 Broad Street , Keyport, NJ 07735
Phone: 732 739-5362
Website: www.keyportfd.org
Organization: Keyport Historical Society
Contact: Tom Gallo, Pres. 732 264-1581
E-mail: tdg1cnj@yahoo.com
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Marlpit Hall
137 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732-462-1466 (MCHA)
Website: www.monmouthhistory.org
Organization: Monmouth County Historical Association
E-mail: info@monmouthhistory.org 
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Monmouth Battlefield State Park
16 State Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726
347 Freehold-Englishtown Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726
Phone: 732-462-9616
Website: www.monmouthbattlefield.nj.gov
Contact: Mark Pitchell, Superintendant
E-mail: Mark.pitchell@dep.state.nj.us
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Monmouth County Historical Association
Museum & Library
70 Court Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-462-1466 (MCHA)
Website: www.monmouthhistory.org
E-mail: info@monmouthhistory.org
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Montrose Schoolhouse
13 Cedar Drive, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Phone: 908-692-8546
Website: http://www.colts-neck.nj/administration/committees/historic-preservation
Contact: Patty Eastman
E-mail: montcelo@optonline.net
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National Guard Militia Museum
Sea Girt Avenue & Camp Drive, P.O Box 277, Sea Girt, NJ 08750
Phone: 732-974-5966
The NGMMNJ is located in the National Guard Training Center (NGTC)
Adults need to show driver license or other identification to the NGTC gate guard.
Website: www.nj.gov/military/museum/index.html
Contact: Curator, 1st Lt Vincent Solomeno, or
Assistant Curators, Joe Bilby and Carol Fowler
E-mail: vincent.solomeno.mil@mail.mil
E-mail: jgbilby44@aol.com
E-mail: carol.r.fowler@us.army.mail
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Oakley Farm House
189B Oakley Drive, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-577-9766
Website: www.ftheritage.org
Organization: Freehold Township Historic Preservation Commission
Contact: Cheryl Cook, Manager
E-mail: ftheritage1686@yahoo.com
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Ocean Grove Historical Museum
50 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Phone: 732-774-1869
Website: www.oceangrovehistory.org
Contact: Anna Critelli
E-mail: info@oceangrovehistory.org
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Old First Church (Middletown Baptist)
69 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732 671-1905
Website: www.oldfirstchurchnj.org
Contact: Rev. Joyce Antila Phipps, (cell, 908-337-1716)
E-mail: ofc@oldfirstchurch.org
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Old Tennent Church
450 Tennent Road, Tennent, NJ 07763
Phone: 732-446-6299
Web site: www.oldtennentchurch.org
Contact: Pastor, Rev. Mrs. Barbara McDonald.
E-mail address: ot.church@verizon.net 
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Old Wall Historical Society
Allgor/Barkalow Homestead and the Blansingburg Schoolhouse Museum
1701 New Bedford Road, Wall, NJ 07719
Contact: De Hearn, Museum Director,
732-681-3806 or 732-449-7888
Fran Bruno, President, 732-528-9443
E-mail: dehj@optonline.net
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Old Yellow Meeting House
70 Yellow Meeting House Road, Upper Freehold Twp., NJ 08514
Phone: 609-426-4450
Website: www.oymh.org
Contact: John Fabiano
E-mail: alltwnufhistsoc@aol.com
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Parker Homestead -1665
235 Rumson Road, Little Silver, NJ 07739
Phone: 732-938-2212 (leave message)
Website: http://www.parkerhomestead-1665.org
Contact: Keith Wells
E-mail: keithbwells@gmail.com
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Roosevelt Borough Historic District (Jersey Homesteads)
2A School Lane, Roosevelt, NJ 08555
Phone: 609-947-0491
Website: www.web2sons.org (unofficial)
Contact: Michael L. Ticktin, Borough Historian
E-mail: mticktin@aol.com
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St. Catherine Church
214 Essex Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Phone: 732-449-5765, ext. 169
Please respect any Church events that may be in progress during a weekend visit.
Website: www.stcatharine-stmargaret.com
Contact: Barbara Harrigan, 732-974-1423
E-mail: stcatharine@Bytheshore.com
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
31 Throckmorton Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-431-8383
Website: http://www.stpetersfreehold.org
Contact: Frances Hurley, Buildings Manager
E-mail: buildings@stpetersfreehold.org
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Seabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club
5 Tennis Court Lane, Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-245-4555
Website: www.sltcc.org
Contact: Betsy Ford
E-mail: betsyford@comcast.net
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Seabrook-Wilson House, Bayshore Waterfront Park
719 Port Monmouth Road, Port Monmouth, NJ 07758
Phone: 732-787-3033
Website: www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Organization: Monmouth County Park System
Contact: Gail Hunton
E-mail: ghunton@monmouthcountyparks.com
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Shrewsbury Historical Museum, Municipal Complex
419 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Phone: 732-530-7974
Organization: Shewsbury Historical Society
Contact: Don Burden, President, 732-747-3635
E-Mail: donaldburden@verizon.net
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Strauss Mansion Museum
27 Prospect Circle, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Phone: 732-291-1861 (leave message)
Website: www.atlantichighlandshistory.com
Organization: Atlantic Highlands Historical Society
Contact: Ken Frantz, President
E-mail: ahhsinfo@yahoo.com
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Taylor-Butler House
127 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732-462-1466
Website: www.monmouthhistory.org
Organization: Monmouth County Historical Association
E-mail: info@monmouthhistory.org
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Village Inn
Two Water Street, Englishtown, NJ 07726
Phone: 908-907-3523
Website: www.thevillageinn.org
Organization: Battleground Historical Society
Contact: Hans Kernast
E-mail: hkernast@yahoo.com
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West Freehold School Museum
209 Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-577-9766 (including fax)
Website: www.ftheritage.org
Organization: Freehold Township Historic Preservation Commission

Saturday, April 2, 2016

12th Annual Spring Tea

12th Annual Spring Tea
Saturday April 23, 2016 at 2:00pm to 4:00 pm
West Park Recreation Center, 615 West Park Avenue, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
 
Township of Ocean Historical Museum will hold it's 12th Annual Spring Tea, which will take place on Saturday, April 23rd 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 in Oakhurst, NJ 07755. Tickets ($25) are available starting March 1. Call 732-531-2136 to reserve your space. Single tickets are available, but the most fun is coming with friends and reserving tables for four or eight!
 
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.
 
ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. EVERY YEAR IS A SELL OUT SO DON'T WAIT TO GET YOUR TICKETS. Please buy your tickets early. They must be purchased in advance--none are sold at the door.
 
http://www.oceanmuseum.org/2016-04-23-SpringTea.html