The Ocean County Historical Society remains closed out of an abundance of caution. Still, we are finding ways to continue our mission, “telling the stories of Ocean County”. In this spirit, we are proud to announce we will resume our popular lecture series online, using the free “Zoom” platform. Attending a Zoom talk is as simple as clicking the link we will send you via email a few days before the event. (You may wish to create a free Zoom account in advance, for the sake of ease, by visiting https://zoom.us/).
To register for a Zoom program, please e-mail us at email@example.com stating the date of the program(s) for which you are registering, your zip code, and the email address that we should use to send you instructions for accessing the program.
March 7, 2021
A Great Place to Eat or Drink: Cedar Bridge
Join Ocean County Historical Society as we follow our virtual lecturer and guide, Sean McHugh, into the Pine Barrens to visit Cedar Bridge Tavern in Barnegat, NJ. A Senior Archeologist at a cultural resource consulting firm, adjunct professor at Monmouth University, and co-director of the Archaeological Field School of Monmouth University, Mr. McHugh has over 17 years of experience in archaeology and historic preservation.
The c. 1816 Cedar Bridge Tavern was bought by the Ocean County Parks Department in 2007. The Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission describes it as, “a historic treasure that offers a unique window into the European experience in the NJ Pinelands.” Mr. McHugh conducted numerous archaeological investigations there in advance of the county’s improvement project.
April 11, 2021
Nineteenth Century New Jersey Photographers with Gary Saretsky
Well respected throughout the State history community, especially in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, retired Monmouth County archivist and educator Gary Saretsky is also an outstanding photographer. In 1972 he became seriously involved with photography, eventually sharing his knowledge and experiences with students at Mercer County Community College. Established in 1985, his online photo bookstore currently offers more than 800 titles for sale.
Art and photography lovers should plan to join Ocean County Historical Society for our Zoom presentation of Gary’s illustrated slide lecture, Nineteenth Century New Jersey Photographers. After showcasing photographers of State renown, Gary will focus on selected photographers of Ocean County. Gary lectured under the auspices of the Public Scholars Speakers Bureau of the NJ Council for the Humanities before the pandemic.
May 15, 2021
Antiques, Crafts, and Collectibles Faire
The Ocean County Historical Society will be partnering with the Toms River South History Club to hold our 34th Annual Antiques, Crafts, and Collectibles Faire in the Toms River High School South Cafetorium located on Hooper Avenue in Toms River. This two-day Faire will take place on Saturday, May 15 from 9:00 – 3:00 and Sunday, May 16 from 9:00 – 3:00.
There will be over 50 tables of antiques, crafts, and collectibles, plus NJ history books, baked goods, local historical societies’ exhibits, local artist exhibits, history reenactors, classic car display, model railroad display, children’s entertainment, music, food and drink, 50/50, free tours of the Ocean County Historical Society’s Elizabeth Sculthorp Force House, and more!
Admission is $2 each day for people 18 and over. Masks are required. For information, please call Jeff at 609-339-9134.
VENDORS: Please click the links below.
Vendor Contract (Please print, fill out, and mail to Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ. Attention: Jeff)