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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!


Don’t miss the newest exhibition at Ocean County Historical Society – The Heart of the Village: The Local General Store opens Tuesday, April 19, 2016. More information is available by clicking here.

Spring Victorian Tea – May 3, 2016. Reservations can be made commencing April 4th. Details available here.

OCHS bus trip to Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA. Saturday, April 16, 2016. Tickets on sale now.  Ticket information available here.

OCHS will feature actor Neill Hartley in Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “An Arsenal for Democracy” on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 2:00 PM. Click here for more information.

Admiral Farragut – The Hero and the Military School – Friday, May 22, 2016, at 2:00 PM. The program is free but reservations are required. Please click here for more information.

Free Downtown Toms River Walking Tours – Most Saturday afternoons from April 30, 2016 to October 8, 2016. Reservations are required. Please click here for more information.

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