Where the past, present and future come together
Take a step back in time to discover the vibrant history and legacy of the people and culture of Ocean County, New Jersey. Established in 1950, the Ocean County Historical Society catalogs, interprets and oversees Ocean County history for all to enjoy. It houses extensive archival materials, rotating exhibits, artifacts and programs as well as the largest research collection of historical records and maps celebrating the founding and history of Ocean County. Reflecting the nineteenth century Victorian era, the Ocean County Historical Society is headquartered in the historic Elizabeth Sculthorp Force House which is listed on both the New Jersey and the National Registers of Historic Places as well as the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail. The Richard L. Strickler Research Center was added later as an addition to the property. We invite you to come and explore daily life in the 1800s and early 1900s.
Listen and learn as we tell the stories of Ocean County.
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