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 24, 2017
2017-05-23 - June 06, 2017 - Spring Speaker Event - "Birth of the Jersey Shore"
Speaker Event - "Birth of the Jersey
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
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
The speaker event is open to the
public, free of charge. (Bring your non-perishable donations for the FoodBank of
Monmouth and Ocean
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