Welcome to the Ocean County Historical Society
Welcome 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.
Antiques & Collectibles Faire - September 3, 2016. Vendor registrations are being accepted now. For more information please click here.
The Nazi Spy Pastor – September 25, 2016. Presented by Reverend Frank Watson in the Birdsall Room at 2:00 PM. More information is available here.
Fall Victorian Tea – This very popular fall gathering returns on September 27, 2016. Reservations will be accepted August 22, 2016. Please read the complete details here.
Trip to Camden Adventure Aquarium & Battleship New Jersey – October 22, 2016. Bus leaves 10:00 AM. Reservation information is available here.
Longwood Gardens Christmas Spectacular - December 1, 2016. Reserve your bus seat today! More information is available by clicking here.
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.