The Ocean County Historical Society offers a variety of programs, bus trips, and activities throughout the year. Upcoming events are listed below.
February 9, 2020
The NJ Militia during the American Revolution
Come hear about the brilliant performance of the New Jersey Militia, led by our speaker Russell Dutcher. He will focus on the Dutch and French Huguenot guerillas who forestalled British advances and earned compliments from General George Washington. Learn what was happening in Somerset, Essex, Sussex, and Middlesex counties and how the Revolutionary War in many ways was a civil war between Loyalists and Patriots. Free admission. Refreshments served. Donations are appreciated. Call 732-341-1880 to reserve your seat.
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.