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Bill Cranmer: Gentleman, Craftsman, Scholar & Decoy Carver

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

This is the story of Bill Cranmer, master carpenter, home builder on LBI, and classic New Jersey Museum quality decoy carver. He was a well-read scholarly gentleman. Most importantly, he was a man of character, pride, and integrity.   Arthur C. Liese is the President and managing Director of the Sporting Gallery and Book Shop, […]

50th Anniversary of Brick Township Police Department

Herbertsville Firehouse 601 Herbertsville Rd, Brick, NJ

Meeting of the Brick Township Historical Society A representative of the Brick Twp. Police Dept. will present a program in honor of the 50th anniversary of the department. Prior to its founding in 1972, the N.J. State Police patrolled the township.  We will learn of the history throughout the years. Free admission, the public is […]

Ocean County History Day

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

The Second Annual Ocean County History Day will take place on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Ocean County Historical Society. Rain date scheduled for Sunday, September 18. The Ocean County Historical Society will be co-sponsoring this fun day with the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Stop by for […]

Event Series Viking Village Antique & Collectible Show

Viking Village Antique & Collectible Show

Historic Viking Village 19th & Bayview Avenue, Barnegat Light, NJ

  Join Viking Village for their Antique & Collectible Show! Hosted by the Seawife Antique Store. "Over 60 dealers, Country and Shabby Chic Furniture, Architectural and Industrial Findings, Nautical Items, Textiles and Vintage Clothing, Kitchenware, Stoneware, Jewelry, and Collectibles and Memorabilia. Admission is FREE and there is plenty of parking." Rain or Shine! Photo Credit: […]

Edgar Allen Poe Tea Party

Lady Magpie's Tea & Curiosities 120 W Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ

An evening with Edgar Allen Poe on the the date of his death on October 7th 1849. Lady Magpie’s Tea & Curiosities will host a two-hour dessert tea in honor of the occasion 172 years later to the day. Situated inside the Captain’s House (built in 1855) on the property of the Tuckerton Seaport and […]

28th Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree

Wells Mills County Park 905 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown, NJ

28th Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree Saturday October 8th Time: 10am-4:30pm Located at Wells Mills County Park 905 Wells Mills Rd. (Rt 532) Waretown NJ 08758 For more information and updates visit: Ocean County Parks & Recreation | Facebook    or call 609-971-3085 The event will include Music of the Pines, cultural demonstrations, nature & history programs, […]

Afternoon Tea by the Brick Township Historical Society

Havens Homestead Musuem 521 Herbertsville Road, Brick, NJ

The Society will hold a Tea amid the ambience of the rooms of its 1800's museum. Guests will be served a variety of tea sandwiches, pastries, cookies and many different kinds of tea. Donation is $22 for members and $25 for non-members. Call 732-458-3626 for availability and a reservation. For more information visit:  https://bricktownshiphistoricalsociety.com   […]

Columbus Day Parade

Seaside Heights Boardwalk 410 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ

Floats, bands, antique cars, contests, clowns, etc… On the Boulevard, Seaside Heights. FREE.   Photo Credit: Seaside Heights

For A Wonderful Vacation, Go by Train! Railroads & Jersey Shore Vacationing by Bill Elwell

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

Sunday, October 9th, 2022, at 2:00 pm "For a Wonderful Vacation, Go by Train! Railroads and Jersey Shore Vacationing" by Bill Elwell Please join the Ocean County Historical Society at 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ for the following program: Nestled halfway between two of Americas most important cities, the Jersey Shore seems perfectly positioned […]

Halloween: A Haunted History

Upper Shores Branch 112 Jersey City Ave, Lavallette, NJ

Historian Kevin Woyce will talk about the history of Halloween. Whether it's carving a jack o' lantern, or wearing a costume, we will learn the origins as well as the traditions, old and new, of the spookiest day of the year. Adult Program Registration is required. To register visit: Calendar of Events | Ocean County […]

Celebrate Diwali – Festival of Lights

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

Join us for a memorable cultural experience and learn how to celebrate Diwali! This special program for all ages will feature unique crafts, stories, traditional music, dancing, beautiful decorative displays, and an elaborate visual presentation about the festival and traditions connected with it. Program presented by Enjoy, Explore India. http://theoceancountylibrary.org/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D161770872

Halloween: A Haunted History

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

Historian Kevin Woyce will talk about the history of Halloween. Whether it's carving a jack o' lantern, or wearing a costume, we will learn the origins as well as the traditions, old and new, of the spookiest day of the year. Adult Program Registration is required. To register visit: Halloween: A Haunted History, Tuesday, October […]

LBI Museum Ghost Fest

Long Beach Island Historical Association Museum 129 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, NJ

Join the LBI Museum for Ghost fest in “haunted” museum! Family Fun- Kids’ Crafts and Games Saturday October 29th        12pm-4pm 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven For more information visit: Schedule of Events (lbihistoricalmuseum.org) or LBI Historical Association | Facebook

Guiding Lights, N.J. Lighthouses and their Innovations

Herbertsville Firehouse 601 Herbertsville Rd, Brick, NJ

Meeting of the Brick Township Historical Society Bill Dunn, the Sea Girt Lighthouse historian, will present a program called "Guiding Lights, N.J. Lighthouses and their Innovations." Dunn is the author of several books including two on Sea Girt Light. He will explore through photos and commentary stories of local lights, focusing on Sea Girt and […]

Holiday Gifts, Crafts, & Collectibles Faire

Toms River High School South 55 Hyers Street, Toms River, NJ

Faire Holiday Gifts, Crafts and Collectibles Faire – November 13, 2022 Location: Toms River South High School Cafetorium, Hooper Avenue, Toms River The Ocean County Historical Society will be hosting a Holiday Gifts, Crafts, and Collectibles Faire at Toms River High School South on Sunday, November 13th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. In addition […]

Treatment of Native Americans: Genocide or Clash of Cultures by Richard Trimble

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

Sunday, November 20th, 2022, at 2:00 pm "Treatment of Native Americans: Genocide or Clash of Cultures?" by Richard Trimble Please join the Ocean County Historical Society at 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ for the following program: Helen Hunt Jackson authored an influential book in the late 1800s entitled, A Century of Dishonor. She could […]

OCHS’s Victorian Era Holiday Open House

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

On Saturday, December 3, 2022, the Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Ave., Toms River will be hosting a Victorian Era Holiday Open House from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bring your camera to have pictures taken with a Victorian style Santa from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Take a tour of our holiday decorated […]

The Lights Go Out in the Electric City: South Lakewood Park by Robert DeSando

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

Sunday, December 4th, 2022, at 2:00 pm "The Lights Go Out in the Electric City: South Lakewood Park, An Exclusive Enclave for Socialites and Scientists, Reduced to Burning Embers and Forgotten by History," by Robert DeSando Please join the Ocean County Historical Society at 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ for the following program: The […]

Celebrate the Holidays with our Holiday Tea at the Mathis House!

Mathis House 600 Main St, Toms River, NJ

Back by popular demand, our Holiday Tea will be offered to those wishing to visit the beautifully decorated Mathis House Tearoom at 600 Main Street in Toms River on December 6, 2022. Guests may look forward to the ever-delicious scones, yummy tea sandwiches, and scrumptious mini-desserts that accompany generous pots of fine tea as they […]

240th Anniversary The Affair at Cedar Bridge

Cedar Bridge Tavern Historic Site 200 Old Half-Way Rd., Barnegat, NJ

240th Anniversary The Affair at Cedar Bridge A ceremony commemorating the last documented land engagement of the American Revolution held on the actual site each year. Sunday December 11th Time: 1pm 200 Old Half-Way Road Barnegat For more information & updates visit: Ocean County Parks & Recreation | Facebook

Lighthouse International Film Society to screen Cinema Sabaya

Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island 2411 Long Beach Blvd., Spray Beach, NJ

Screening of Cinema Sabaya ADMISSION: $10 online/$12 door. (free to LIF Society members) TICKETS: https://www.lighthouseff.com/film-society Advance reservations are strongly encouraged and appreciated   The word sabaya in Hebrew means “young girls,” so the irony is all the more sharply drawn when used in the title of this intimate story of eight woman—of various ages, both […]

They Survived Together

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

Emmy Award Winning Film comes to Tom’s River Library Weds January 25th - 6:30pm - Q & A with Director & Producer to follow!

“New Jersey’s Lost Piney Culture,” by William J. Lewis

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

Deep within the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Piney people have built a vibrant culture and industry from working the natural landscape around them. Foraging skills learned from the local Lenapes were passed down through generations of Piney families who gathered many of the same wild floral products that became staples of […]

𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁’𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆

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

𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁'𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆 Barnegat Branch • Wednesday, February 15 • 2 pm Register here: http://bit.ly/3H2RWJg Jackson Branch • Tuesday, February 28 • 6:30 pm Register here: http://bit.ly/3WvSoph Celebrate Black History Month and President's Day with American Historical Theatre Reenactors. Features Abraham Lincoln: The Man Who Saved the Union and Madame CJ Walker: America's […]

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝘂𝘀𝗸𝗲𝗴𝗲𝗲 𝗔𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗻: 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮’𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗣𝗶𝗹𝗼𝘁𝘀

Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch 112 Jersey City Ave, Lavallette, NJ

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝘂𝘀𝗸𝗲𝗴𝗲𝗲 𝗔𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗻: 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮'𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗣𝗶𝗹𝗼𝘁𝘀 Upper Shores Branch • Wednesday, February 22 • 2 pm Register here: http://bit.ly/3YAWG07 The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of primarily Africa-American military pilots and airmen who fought in World War II. They were the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. Trained on five airfields surrounding […]

𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁’𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆

Ocean County Library Jackson Branch 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, NJ

𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁'𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆 Barnegat Branch • Wednesday, February 15 • 2 pm Register here: http://bit.ly/3H2RWJg Jackson Branch • Tuesday, February 28 • 6:30 pm Register here: http://bit.ly/3WvSoph Celebrate Black History Month and President's Day with American Historical Theatre Reenactors. Features Abraham Lincoln: The Man Who Saved the Union and Madame CJ Walker: America's […]

Berkeley Township Irish Flag Raising Ceremony

Berkeley Township Town Hall 627 Pinewald-Keswick Rd., Bayville, NJ

Mayor Carmen Amato invites the public to Berkeley Township's Annual Irish Flag Raising Ceremony. March 4th at 11am outside of Town Hall We are proud to have the Ancient Order of the Hibernians providing bagpipe music for the flag raising. Corned beef sandwiches & Irish soda bread provided.

Hello Girls Get the Message Through

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

Sunday, March 19th, 2PM “Hello Girls Get the Message Through,” by Melissa Ziobro Join Monmouth University Professor and former US Army Fort Monmouth Command Historian Melissa Ziobro for a talk on how the US Army Signal Corps employed women as telephone switchboard operators during WWI. The “Hello Girls” worked long hours to ensure battlefield communications. […]

Peto Presents: New Jersey Gardens: 1719 to the Present

John F. Peto Studio Museum 102 Cedar Ave., Island Heights, NJ

New Jersey Gardens: 1719 to the Present is a presentation by Michael Gross, Ph.D, the Director of the Georgian Court University arboretum, complete with PowerPoint filled with beautiful imagery that takes you on a virtual tour of the almost 30 New Jersey public gardens that are members of the Garden State Gardens Consortium. This presentation […]

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