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Welcome to the Ocean County Historical Society

house-1868-webWelcome to the web site of The Ocean County Historical Society, one of New Jersey’s outstanding historical societies. We’ve been a part of Ocean County, NJ, since 1950, and present on the internet since 2000. We’re happy to be using the World Wide Web to help keep the rich, proud history of Ocean County alive.

If you’d like to visit the museum, our hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 1 – 3 PM, and the first Saturday of each month from 1 – 4 PM. You can visit our current Pauline Miller Room exhibit Tuesday – Friday  from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Our textile exhibit may be viewed during regular Museum visiting hours.   School tours and other group tours can be arranged by calling our office. Our Research Center is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 – 4 PM, and the first Saturday of each month from 1 – 4 PM.

Our web site will always be changing. Check back often. You’ll enjoy our site!


65th Anniversary Membership Dinner & Installation of Officers and Trustees…June 1st.  Click here for details about this special dinner event.

Join us for the first annual Member-Vendor Flea Market on May 23rd.  Register your table by April 30th.  Click here for more information.

The Crafty Woman comes to the Ocean County Historical Society. Click here for details about this NEW exhibit.

You’re invited to our Victorian Spring Tea! Click here for all the details.  Reserve early.  Seats are limited!

Do you know Women Who Made A Difference?  On March 29th we’d like to tell you about the accomplishments of some of them!  Click here for details about this interesting program!

Spend  A Day on the Lower East Side of New York with OCHS.  Click here for details of this fantastic guided tour!

Our newest exhibit, Hook, Line and Sinker, History of Fishing In Ocean County UpTo 1950, is  ready!  Click here for a sneak peek!

Ocean County Is Going To The DogsClick here for a visit with our Sheriff and the Ocean County K-9 dogs.

Check out the New OCHS Gift Shop right here on our web site! Click the Gift Shop button at left, or click here to begin shopping.

Did You Know… You can now join OCHS or renew your membership from our website. Click here or click the Membership button at left and join now!  New members even receive a free gift!

Did you know…  You can make a donation to OCHS from our website. Click here or click the Donate button at left to contribute to our annual appeal.  We’re grateful for your financial support.

OCHS is looking for Great Volunteers like you!  If you’d like to join our List of Volunteers, Click Here!


The Ocean County Historical Society received an operating grant from the
New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State