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๐Ÿš‚Model Railroaders Hold Spring Open House๐Ÿš‚

Kuser Hall 500 Country Club Road, Lakewood, NJ, United States

๐Ÿš‚Model Railroaders Hold Spring Open House๐Ÿš‚ ย  ๐Ÿš‚ @Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders is inviting the public to its Spring Open House and model Railroad Displays at Sheldon Wolpin Historical Museum on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ย  ๐Ÿš‚Enjoy seeing both modern and traditional trains, both […]

“Project Paperclips Brings German Scientists to NJ,” by Fred Carl

Ocean County Historical Society 26 Hadley Drive, Toms River, NJ, United States

In the fall of 1944, the United States and its allies launched a secret mission code-named Operation Paperclip. The aim was to find and preserve German weapons, including biological and chemical agents, but American scientific intelligence officers quickly realized the weapons themselves were not enough. They decided the United States needed to bring German scientists […]

Celebrate Spring with our Spring Victorian Tea at the Mathis House

Mathis House 600 Main St, Toms River, NJ, United States

Celebrate Spring with our Spring Victorian Tea at the Mathis House Back by popular demand, our Spring Victorian Tea will be offered on Wednesday, May 3 at 11:00 AM at the Mathis House Tearoom at 600 Main Street in Toms River. Guests may look forward to the ever-delicious scones, yummy tea sandwiches, and scrumptious mini-desserts […]

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Ocean County Library Toms River Branch 101 Washington St., Toms River, NJ, United States

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ต Toms River Branch โ€ข Thursday, May 4 โ€ข 6:30 pm Register here: As part of our celebration of the 96th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic flight, we are honored to have Neill Hartley portray Lindbergh. In this program, Neill Hartly is Charles Lindbergh in a thrilling adventure based on his […]

The Traditions of Healing Music by Bonnie Leigh

Ocean County Historical Society 26 Hadley Drive, Toms River, NJ, United States

Historically, many societies and cultures have deemed music to be very powerful. It can affect all aspects of our life -- to include being used to aid in relaxation, and even to help the sick and dying. In this program, you will learn about the different types of music that have historically been used, and […]

Holocaust Survivors of South Jersey Project

Virtual Program โ€ข Monday, May 15 โ€ข 2:30 pm Register here:ย For the past three years, the Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center has been working on a project to create the Holocaust Survivors of South Jersey Digital Archive and Website. The project involves hundreds of students and includes over 1,600 names of Holocaust […]

Screening of “The Reluctant Piney”

Ocean County Historical Society 26 Hadley Drive, Toms River, NJ, United States

SPECIAL EVENT: Screening of The Reluctant Piney (and bake sale!) Sunday, June 11 at 2PM at the Ocean County Historical Society 26 Hadley Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753 Admission: $5 (proceeds support ongoing building maintenance; pre-registration is required) Join the Ocean County Historical Society for a screening of the new, 90-minute documentary film, The Reluctant […]

Lighthouses of New Jersey

Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch 112 Burr St., Barnegat, NJ, United States

Barnegat Branch โ€ข Tuesday, June 13 โ€ข 7 pm Register here:ย Join us as we welcome the New Jersey Lighthouse Society who will present on the history of New Jersey lighthouses. This presentation will discuss the history, structure, and characteristics of the lighthouses, as well as the keepers, purpose, and how weather affects them.

Databases and the History of Juneteenth

Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch 30 Station Rd., Bayville, NJ, United States

Berkeley Branch โ€ข Monday, June 19 โ€ข 3:30 pm Register here:ย Celebrate Juneteenth by accessing historical databases and primary source materials to better understand the collective memory of Emancipation. Staff will provide a guided introduction and exploration of historical documents and information to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. Database access is provided by the […]

28th Annual Garden Tour

Island Heights Cultural & Heritage Association 105 Simpson Ave., Island Heights, NJ, United States

Failure at Gettysburg: 15 Decisions that Doomed the Confederacy

Ocean County Library Manchester Branch 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester, NJ, United States

The largest invasion of the North in 1863 was led by Robert E. Lee against the new Commander of the Army of the Potomac. His name was George Gordon Meade who had only taken command 6 days earlier.ย  Yet;ย  the vaunted Army of Northern Virginia was soundly beaten. Why? How? Come hear 15 strategic and […]

The Dinosaur Quest of Dr. T-Rex (CAMP)

Jay and Linda Grunin Center for The Arts College Drive, Toms River, NJ, United States

    About Dr. T-Rex   โ€œPRE-HYSTERICALโ€ Family Fun!   T-REX is a well-versed Paleontologist who is also a ton of laughs! His one-of-a-kind, hilarious show is jam-packed with unexpected surprises and amazing information with lots of prehistoric mischief and mayhem thrown in just for fun.   Using his six totally realistic and lifeโ€“like dinosaur […]

The Turning Point Battles of WWII

Ocean County Library Brick Branch 301 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ, United States

Brick Branch โ€ข Tuesday, August 15 โ€ข 6:30 pm Register here: Listen as renowned local WWII historian Paul Zigo discusses five key turning point battles of WWII, each of which enabled the Allies to mount offensive operations to achieve strategic objectives and ultimately attain victory. Further increase your knowledge of WWII through learning about […]

โ€œMeet George Washington – First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of our Countrymen.โ€

Ocean County Historical Society 26 Hadley Drive, Toms River, NJ, United States

President Washington will be addressing you in December of 1799, as he reflects on his life. Heย  will discuss his early life, service in the French and Indian War, his service as commanding general in the American Revolution, his role in the Constitutional Convention, his two terms as president, and his views on slavery.   […]

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