The Ocean County Historical Society offers a variety of programs, bus trips, and activities throughout the year. Upcoming events are listed below.
August 31, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Antiques, Crafts, and Collectibles Faire
The Ocean County Historical Society presents its 33rd annual Antiques, Crafts and Collectibles Faire on Saturday, August 31, rain or shine! There will be a variety of vendors, 50/50 raffle, Civil War re-enactors, classic car display, antique engines, appraisals, used book sale, museum tours, and more. Food trucks will provide breakfast and lunchtime fare.
September 22, 2019
Barnegat Light: Stories and Photographs
Showcasing some of the Barnegat Light Museum’s collection of nearly 3,000 rare images, author Reilly Platten Sharp presents Barnegat Light, a new book from Arcadia Publishing revealing the history of the Long Beach Island town famous for its lighthouse. Call 732-341-1880 to reserve your seat. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Refreshments will be served.
October 19, 2019
Bus Trip to Valley Forge
Join the Ocean County Historical Society as we visit historic Valley Forge National Park. You will visit the Visitors Center, the Park Theater, the Muhlenberg brigade huts, Washington’s headquarters, and more! Lunch is on your own at the King of Prussia Mall where there are over 30 restaurants. Bus departs OCHS at 9:00 AM and returns approximately 6:00 PM. Trip cost is $40 for students under 18, $45 members, and $55 non-members. Included are the coach bus, bus driver’s gratuity, and a 90-minute guided bus tour. (No refunds after October 7.) To reserve a seat or for more information, please call 609-339-9134.
October 20, 2019
The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey
Join Ocean County Historical Society as co-author Joseph G. Bilby presents his book, The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey. Mr. Bilby is the author, co-author, or editor of twenty-one books, a freelance writer, historical consultant, and winner of numerous awards for his work. He is now part-time Assistant Curator of the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey, located in Sea Girt. Mr. Bilby’s book will be available for purchase at $20. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 732-341-1880 to make a reservation.
November 17, 2019
Fascinating History, Tales, and Bizarre Mysteries Gleaned from NJ Property Records
Join us as OCHS hosts Joseph Grabas, recognized locally and nationally as a Certified Title Professional and Forensic Expert in matters relating to real estate. He will relate thrilling tales and fascinating history, and he will discuss how to research your own house history. His book, Owning New Jersey: Historic Tales of War, Property Disputes and the Pursuit of Happiness, will be available for sale. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Refreshments will be served. Make your reservation by calling 732-341-1880.