The Ocean County Historical Society offers a variety of programs, bus trips, and activities throughout the year. Upcoming events are listed below.
March 7, 2020
Grand Opening of the Birdsall Room
You are invited to visit the Society for the grand opening of our newly renovated Birdsall Room. For close to a year, a team of volunteers has worked with professional graphic artist and exhibit designer Stan Cain to completely overhaul the exhibit space on the lower level. The new exhibit starts with a focus on New Jersey’s first inhabitants, the Lenape, and continues with exhibits of the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World Wars, the tragic Hindenburg disaster, the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, and of course, the Jersey Shore.
March 29, 2020
Suffragettes Visit Ocean County Historical Society!
Come spend an afternoon with Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Victoria Woodhull, Alice Paul and Sarah Jane Corson Downs as re-enactors illustrate different pathways to women’s suffrage. Dr. Lyndell O’Hara, Professor and Chair, Department of History at Nyack College NYC and member of the Historical Society of Ocean Grove, NJ, will introduce and clarify the linkages among these women in their quest for the freedom to vote in their respective lives. Reserve your seat for this riveting performance by calling 732-341-1880. There is no entry fee, but donations are appreciated. Refreshments will be served.
April 18, 2020
Bus Trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Join the Ocean County Historical Society as we visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on Saturday, April 18th. Bus departs from 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River promptly at 8:00 AM and returns approximately 5:00 PM. Cost is $45 for students under age 18, $50 for members, and $55 for non-members. This includes a luxury bus, driver gratuity, ferry transportation, and admission to both sites. Lunch is on your own at either site. No refunds after April 10. To reserve a spot or for more information, please call 609-339-9134.
April 19, 2020
The Color Line on the Baseball Diamond
Thanks to funding by the New Jersey Council of the Humanities, we invite you to welcome author and Professor Emeritus of History at Union College, Laurence Hogan. He will introduce us to a veteran Negro Leaguer, as well as to Kevin Kane, author of “KC at the Bat”. Selections from the documentary “Before You Can Say Jackie Robinson” will be shown. You will learn about the rich relationships in “Blackball” during the segregation era in the U.S. and in New Jersey. Refreshments served. No admission fee. For reservations, call 732-341-1880.