The Township of Ocean Historical Museum occupies Eden Woolley House, located at 703 Deal Road, Oakhurst, New Jersey 07755. The Eden Woolley House, circa 1747, is one of the few 18th Century Homes surviving in Ocean Township. It was saved from destruction in 2005 and moved 1,000 feet east to its present location in Joe Palaia Park. It has been historically restored and open to the public to tell the story of Ocean Township and its surrounding communities.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
2017-04-29 - 2017-05-13 - Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair
of the Jerseys State History
of the Jerseys State History Fair Saturday
May 13, 2017 11
a.m. - 5 p.m. Monmouth
Battlefield State Park Manalapan,
NJ 07726 (732)
462-9616 www.njhistoryfair.org Email:
Parking Donation/$10 per vehicle Rain or Shine
SPIRIT of the JERSEYS Returns to Monmouth Battlefield State Park!
five centuries of New Jersey’s history all in one place at the annual SPIRIT of
the JERSEYS State History Fair - a historical festival for all ages on Saturday,
May 13th, Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, NJ.
free, award-winning event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, is
a fun-filled adventure into New Jersey’s past with living history
demonstrations, military re-enactors, tours, exhibits, period music and dance,
and historical organizations and museums from around the state.
year’s fair will commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI with several special
programs including music of the era, a one-man stage production featuring
President Woodrow Wilson and a reading of New Jersey poet Joyce Kilmer’s poetry.
Other exciting new programs will feature the Princeton Swing Dancers and a
presentation on Ann Baumgartner Carl, a Jersey girl who trained as a Women
Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) during WWII.
are plenty of hands-on activities for kids and adults, from participating in
historical games to plowing a furrow or participating in a military drill. Don’t
miss the opportunity to meet such historical figures as Harriet Tubman,
President Teddy Roosevelt, Alice Paul, Dr. James Still, Walt Whitman, President
Woodrow Wilson, Molly Pitcher and George Washington.
of the largest battles of the American Revolution took place in the fields and
forests that now make up Monmouth Battlefield State Park. The park preserves a
splendid rural 18th-century landscape of hilly farmland and hedgerows that
encompasses miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, a
restored Revolutionary War farmhouse and a Visitor Center with exhibits and
media programs that interpret the Battle of Monmouth and its impact on America’s
fight for independence from England. The park is easily accessible from Routes 9
Fair is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s
Office of Historic Sites, Division of Parks and Forestry, and its
Township of Ocean Historical Museum, founded in 1984, is a member-supported, 501
(c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of New
Jersey. Its headquarters, the Eden Woolley House, is one of the few 18th century
structures still in existence in the Township and is open to the public on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.), Thursday Evenings (7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. March 15 through December 15) and the first and second Sundays of each
month (1p.m. to 4 p.m.). The Township of Ocean Historical Museum offers exhibits
on the history of coastal Monmouth County and a full calendar of events. The
Museum is also 100% volunteer supported, with no paid staff. The Museum
maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs
of historical and genealogical interest. For more information, please call
732-531-2136 or visit our website at http://www.OceanMuseum.org or our
other web locations listed below.
for the Township of Ocean Historical Museum provided by the New Jersey Cultural
has been made possible in part by an operating support grant from the New Jersey
Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant
funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical
and repair of the Stucile Farms Water Tower has been accomplished with financial
assistance from The 1772 Foundation in cooperation with and administrated by the
New Jersey Historic