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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. 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, the hours of operation are Tuesday – Friday from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM, and the first Saturday of each month from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  General tours of the museum are available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  School tours and other group tours can be arranged by calling our office. Our Research Center is open every Tuesday and Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Our current exhibition is entitled One Hundred Years of Ocean Gate. It features photos and artifacts relating to the Borough of Ocean Gate as it celebrates 100 years as a self-governing municipality.

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Upcoming 2018 Programs and Trips

Maizie Brews A Business. Sunday, April 22 @ 2:00 PM.  Maizie Stanton faced the challenge of a woman moving into the business world in 1925. Join us for a historical interpretation featuring Maureen O’Connor Leach. Call 732-341-1880 for information and reservations.

Van Trip to Batsto Village. Thursday, April 26 @ 9:00 AM. Explore the grounds of historic Batsto in Wharton State Forest. Call 732-814-2979 for information and reservations.

Island Beach. Sunday, May 6 @ 2:00 PM. Author Gordon Hesse will present his new book, Island Beach: a Sonnet in the Sands. Call 732-341-1880 for information and reservations.

Victorian Tea. Tuesday, May 8. Step back to the late 1800s for Tea at the Victorian Tea Room at 600 Main Street, Toms River. Choose the 12:00 PM or 3:00 PM seating. Call 732-814-2979 for information and reservations.

New York Botanical Gardens.  Thursday, May 24, 2018. Bus departs at 10:00 AM and returns 7:00 PM. Call 609-339-9134 for information and reservations.

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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!

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Ocean County Historical Society received funding this year from a grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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