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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 exhibit Tuesday – Friday  from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. 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!



To celebrate Thanksgiving,

Our Museum, Research Center, and Offices

Will Be Closed

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 26, 27, and 28, 2014.

Happy Thanksgiving From Everyone at O.C.H.S.!


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

On October 2, 2014 more than 20 members and friends enjoyed a Walking Tour of Historic Mt. Holly, NJ with Candace Lillie. Click here to view some of the rich history of the Burlington County Seat.

Author Rich Garlipp gave our members and friends an interesting look at New Jersey’s Covered BridgesClick here for a look at the evening’s program.

On October 24, 2014 more 70 members and guests Communed With The Spirits and learned about paranormal activity.  Click here for a look at the evening’s activity.

For Enjoy a Holiday performance by actress/singer Maggie Worsdale at OCHS on December 6, 2914. Click here for all necessary information.

Our annual Holiday Victorian Tea will take place on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Reservations accepted starting October 14, 2014. Click here for all important information.

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