For now, our monthly Sunday programs will continue to be presented via Zoom. We are looking forward to resuming our in-person programs in November.
Attending a Zoom talk is as simple as clicking the link we will send you via email a few days before the event. (You may wish to create a free Zoom account in advance, for the sake of ease, by visiting https://zoom.us/).
To register for a Zoom program, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating the date of the program(s) for which you are registering, your zip code, and the email address that we should use to send you instructions for accessing the program.
August 22, 2021
History, Ecology & Behavior of Eastern Coyotes and Other Predators on Long Beach Island
Celebrate summer at the Jersey Shore with Ocean County Historical Society! Our goal is to tell the stories of Ocean County, and we are visiting some of the plant and animal residents that you may encounter along the Jersey coastline. On August 22, Chris Crosby, a PhD student in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University, will focus on coyotes that arrived in NJ about 80 years ago and can now be found in almost every town across the state. In the past 2 years, coyotes have immigrated to Barnegat Light, reproduced, and are dispersing across Long Beach Island. Learn some history of eastern coyotes, their ecology and behavior, and important guidance for avoiding negative human-coyote interactions.
August 24, 2021
2021 Membership Banquet/Cruise
The Membership Banquet/Cruise has reached its full capacity. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list due to potential cancellations, please call 732-341-1880 during regular business hours.
September 12, 2021
Ocean County History Day
The Ocean County Historical Society and the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission are pleased to announce that we will be jointly sponsoring the first annual Ocean County History Day. This celebration of the rich history of our county will take place on Sunday, September 12 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. It will be held on the grounds of the Ocean County Historical Society, located at 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River. There will be fun for the entire family.
The day will include displays by the various historical societies and museums of Ocean County, tours of our Victorian era home and musuem, golden oldies performed by the band Jersey Gold, military reenactors, an opportunity to meet Joshua Huddy, a large model train exhibit, a snack stand, and more.
September 21, 2021
Visit to St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson
The Ocean County Historical Society will be touring St. Vladimir Memorial Church on Tuesday, September 21 at 10:00 AM. The tour will be conducted by Mark Mutter, a Church member and a member of the Ocean County Historical Society. You must provide your own transportation and can certainly use our parking lot as a car pool meeting spot. OCHS will be making a donation to the Church so that there is no charge for the tour. The church is located on Route 571 in Jackson. If you need to use GPS, it would be 134 Perrineville Road, Jackson. If interested, or if you have any questions, please call Jeff at 609-339-9134. We are limited to 25 people and will be accepting reservations on a first come first serve basis.