Where the unique history of Ocean County is told
For over 70 years, the Society has been collecting, preserving, and interpreting stories, artifacts and archival resources that celebrate Ocean County’s distinct heritage.
SPECIAL NOTICE: This is to advise you that our museum and research center is closed to all visitors until further notice. We appreciate your support and will make every effort to keep you informed of the reopening of the facility and the resumption of our programs.
The Elizabeth Sculthorp Force House, a vernacular Victorian house, built in the mid-1800s, was once the residence of a sea captain and then later of an innovative educator and social reformer. Featured are Native American implements, period furnishings, artifacts, local industries, artworks and photographs. The House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the State Register of Historic Places, and the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail.
The Richard L. Strickler Research Center, a contemporary addition to the house, is an extensive repository for a library of books, maps, and historical and genealogical records that provide students, researchers, genealogists, and history enthusiasts with the essential resources necessary for telling the stories of Ocean County.
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Benefits of Membership
Becoming a member of the Ocean County Historical Society is a great way to meet friends, explore genealogy and county history, and truly be a part of something special.Become A Member
Donating to the Ocean County Historical Society allows us to continue to add to our historical databases, create educational events, and host interactive programming.Make A Donation