Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2017-05-23 - June 06, 2017 - Spring Speaker Event - "Birth of the Jersey Shore"
Spring Speaker Event -
"Birth of the Jersey Shore"
Spring Speaker Event - "Birth of the Jersey Shore"
Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7:15 pm
Twp of Ocean Bd of Education (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755

County Historian profiles the people and politics that put the Jersey Shore on the map
Monmouth County Historian Randall Gabrielan is a prolific author and undisputed authority on the history of our region. He is also a good friend to the Museum who has given his support and shared his expertise generously through the years. He will speak at the auditorium of the Board of Education Building, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst at 7:15, Tuesday, June 6, on the people and politics covered in his recent book, The Birth of the Jersey Shore.

The book’s table of contents is a Who’s Who of the famous (and not so famous) personalities who left their mark. They are artists, inventors, entertainers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, historians, and politicians. The eclectic collection of biographies has one common theme: an influence on the Jersey Shore that helped make it what it is today.

Some names and stories are familiar. We know about Grant and Wilson, Marconi, Springsteen, Stephen Crane, Dorothy Parker, Madame Marie, and Nucky Johnson (to name a few). But even more fascinating for their unfamiliarity are the characters who founded seaside communities, designed the Shore’s iconic buildings and saved others from the wrecking ball, pulled shipwrecked passengers from the sea, and enjoyed fame in their day as some of the country’s most beloved entertainers.

Please join us June 6 to hear the stories from the author himself. Birth of the Jersey Shore will be available for purchase.

The speaker event is open to the public, free of charge. (Bring your non-perishable donations for the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.)
The 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 or our other web locations listed below.

Funding for the Township of Ocean Historical Museum provided by the New Jersey Cultural Trust.
Funding 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 Commission
Painting 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 Trust
Township of Ocean Historical Museum Located in the Historic Eden Wooley House
Address: 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Mailing: P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0516
(732) 531-2136
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