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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 2018-2019 Programs and Trips

Holiday Victorian Tea at the Victorian Tea Room, 600 Main Street, Toms River. Choose the 12:00 PM or 3:00 PM seating. $30 members/$33 non-members. Reservations can be made by calling 732-814-2979.

Santa Comes to the Ocean County Historical Society. Bring your camera, your children, and grandchildren to our Victorian museum decorated for the holidays and take photos with Santa Claus. Saturday December 1 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Call 732-341-1880 for reservations.

Model Railroad Display. The Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders will delight fans of all ages with their working set-up of trains. Saturday December 1 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday December 2 from 100 AM to 3:00 PM. Call 732-341-1880 for reservations.

Bus Trip to Longwood Gardens. Thursday December 6. Bus departs OCHS at 11:00 AM and returns approximately 8:30 PM. $55 members/$65 non-members. Call 609-339-9134 for information and reservations.

HMS Titanic and Halifax, Nova Scotia. 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. Sunday January 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM. Call 732-341-1880 for 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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