The Ocean County Historical Society offers a variety of programs, bus trips, and activities throughout the year. Upcoming events are listed below.
January 19, 2020
Ocean County residents will want to join author Rick Geffken and learn about the county from which Ocean was carved. Hidden History of Monmouth County, by Rick Geffken and Muriel J. Smith, is an Arcadia book that will entertain and educate as it tells about Monmouth County people and places. A popular speaker on historical topics, Rick has a mathematics and economic degree from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, served in the US Army in South Vietmam as an aerial reconnaissance officer, and is a retired computer industry sales executive and former secondary math teacher. A member of the Monmouth County Historical Association and a trustee of the Shrewsbury Historical Society, Rick has presented historical papers and spoken at dozens of libraries and historical societies on his researched topics. Books will be available for purchase. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. Refreshments will be served. Call 732-341-1880 to reserve your seat.
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.