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. 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.
Upcoming 2018 Programs and Trips
German Spy or Falsely Accused? An examination of the activities of Emil Mayer, station chief of the Tuckerton Wireless. Presented by Nicholas Wood, Museum Curator for the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Sunday, September 23 at 2:00. Call 732-341-1880 for information and reservations.
The Civil War: Causes and Battles in America’s Bloodiest Conflict. A PowerPoint presentation by our own Vice President, Dr. Jeffrey Schenker. Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 PM. Call 732-341-1880 for reservations.
Early Baseball at the Jersey Shore. Presented by Russ McIver, a history buff and captain of the Monmouth Furnace, a vintage baseball club that plays by the rules of the 1860s. Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 PM. Reserve your seat by calling 732-341-1880.
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.
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.
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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.