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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, Putting on the Ritz, is a display of Victorian formal wear and accessories.


Upcoming 2019 Programs and Trips

HMS Titanic and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 PM. You know about the Titanic’s sinking in the North Atlantic in 1912. But do you know the role the city of Halifax played in the retrieval process? Researcher Sandra Gray will present personal stories and intriguing facts she’s discovered.  Call 732-341-1880 for reservations. Refreshments served. Free admission; donations accepted.

Pure Luck and Good Police Work: The Story of the Lindbergh Kidnapping. Sunday, February 10 at 2:00 PM. Return to 1932 and revisit the Hopewell, NJ kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son and the subsequent investigations that led to the trial of the century. Presented by Ocean County Attorney William Huneke.  Call 732-341-1880 for reservations. No entrance fee; donations accepted.

Theodore Roosevelt Comes to the Ocean County Historical Society. Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 PM. Be entertained, educated, and inspired by Peyton Dixon’s portrayal of Theodore Roosevelt. Presented by the American Historical Theatre and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Call 732-341-1880 for reservations. Refreshments served. Free admission.

Bus Trip to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township. Thursday, April 18. Bus departs OCHS at 9:00 AM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM. $50 members/$60 non-members. Stroll the grounds and view contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists. Dine on your own at the Peacock Cafe. Also on the itinerary is the New Jersey State Museum, located in downtown Trenton. Call 609-339-9134 for information and reservations.


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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