For now, our monthly Sunday programs will continue to be presented via Zoom. We are looking forward to resuming our in-person programs in November. 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.
Go to our YouTube channel to watch past programs!
September 28, 2021
Visit to St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson
The Ocean County Historical Society will be touring St. Vladimir Memorial Church on Tuesday, September 28 at 10:00 AM. The tour will be conducted by Mark Mutter, a Church member and a member of the Ocean County Historical Society. You must provide your own transportation and can certainly use our parking lot as a car pool meeting spot. OCHS will be making a donation to the Church so that there is no charge for the tour. The church is located on Route 571 in Jackson. If you need to use GPS, it would be 134 Perrineville Road, Jackson. If interested, or if you have any questions, please call Jeff at 609-339-9134. We are limited to 25 people and will be accepting reservations on a first come first serve basis.
October 10, 2021
The Dutch Civil War in Northern New Jersey and Southern New York
You may know him as a popular and knowledgeable guide to genealogists who are researching their ancestors, but Ocean County Historical Society knows Russell Dutcher as a well-educated speaker who recently earned his MA in history. Russ’ specialization is the Colonial Era and the Revolutionary War, with emphases on cultural, religious, and racial aspects of the Dutch, French Huguenot, Native American, African American, and English participation in the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars.
Join friends and members of OCHS on October 10th at 2:00 PM for Russ’ Zoom presentation which focuses on Bergen, Essex, and Sussex counties in NJ, as well as Orange, Westchester, Ulster, and Dutchess counties in NY.
October 16, 2021
Tour of the African American Museum
As part of our “Touring Historical New Jersey” program, our next visit is to the African American Museum in Atlantic City. Ralph Hunter, the museum founder, will be giving us a private guided tour. After the tour we suggest lunch at the historic Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern for some excellent Italian food. When done with lunch, Jeff Schenker will guide us through the Atlantic City Civil Rights Garden.
Due to Corona, you must provide your own transpotation, but you can use our parking lot as a place to meet for car pooling. To reserve a spot or if you have any questions, please call Jeff at 609-339-9134.
November 14, 2021
Meet a World War I Doughboy
Please join us for a presentation by Ocean County resident Jeffrey Brown. Jeff is a graduate of Lacey Township Schools, Ursinus College (BA in history) and Kean College (Master’s in Education). He currently teaches history at Southern Regional HS and resides in Seaside Park with his wife, two children, and dog.
For our program, Jeff will discuss the American doughboy of WW I – his training, rations, uniforms, equipment, and combat. Jeff will wear the WWI uniform and display original artifacts from the Great War that you won’t want to miss.
December 5, 2021
The Start of War & The Road to Gettysburg
A licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park since 2004, Ralph Siegel will present a Zoom program to Ocean County Historical Society history buffs. Ralph is a co-author with Mike Vallone of the 2018 book, “Peach Orchard: A Gettysburg Battlefield Guided Tour.” He has done many seminars and anniversary battle walks, several of which were recorded for PCN TV.
A former reporter for the Associated Press, Ralph retired as the director of a conservation finance agency in the NJ Treasury Department. He lives in Mercerville, NJ with his wife and rescue dog.