The Ocean County Historical Society offers a variety of programs, bus trips, and activities throughout the year. Upcoming events are listed below.
November 17, 2019
Fascinating History, Tales, and Bizarre Mysteries Gleaned from NJ Property Records
Join us as OCHS hosts Joseph Grabas, recognized locally and nationally as a Certified Title Professional and Forensic Expert in matters relating to real estate. He will relate thrilling tales and fascinating history, and he will discuss how to research your own house history. His book, Owning New Jersey: Historic Tales of War, Property Disputes and the Pursuit of Happiness, will be available for sale. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Refreshments will be served. Make your reservation by calling 732-341-1880.
November 20, 2019
Victorian Holiday Tea
The perfect way to get into the holiday spirit is to join in the fun at the festively decorated 600 Main Bed & Breakfast and Tea Room on Main Street in Toms River on Wednesday, November 20. Choose the 12:00 PM or 3:00 PM sitting. Enjoy delicious scones, tea sandwiches, desserts, and fine teas. Door prizes are offered at each seating. Price is $30 for OCHS members and $35 for non-members. Make your reservations by calling Pat Moore at 732-814-2979. To confirm your phone reservation, send your check to Pat’s attention to Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753, within one week of your phone call.
November 23, 2019
Bus Trip to the New York Tenement Museum and Little Italy
Please join the Ocean County Historical Society for a bus trip to the New York Tenement Museum and Little Italy on Saturday, November 23. See how immigrants lived on the Lower East Side in the 1800s and early 1900s. Walk the streets of Little Italy and enjoy shopping and dining. Bus departs OCHS at 7:30 AM and returns at approximately 6:30 PM. The cost is $40 for students 18 and under, $50 members, and $60 non-members. This includes a charter bus, admission to the Tenement Museum with a one hour guided tour, and bus driver gratuity. Lunch is on your own in Little Italy. Please note that the Tenement Museum is not handicapped accessible. For additional information and to make a reservation, please call Jeff at 609-339-9134.
December 7, 2019
Santa Comes to the Ocean County Historical Society
Santa will be at the Ocean County Historical Society on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Bring your camera, your children and grandchildren to our Victorian museum, decorated for the holidays, and take their photo with Santa Claus. Afterwards, enjoy a short guided tour of our lovely Sculthorp-Force home. Admission is free; donations are welcomed. Please call 732-341-1880 for reservations.
December 7, 2019
Model Railroad Display
The Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders will be at OCHS on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and on Sunday, December 8 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Fans of all ages will be delighted with their working set-up of O gauge, HO gauge, and N gauge trains operating in interesting layouts. Admission is free; donations are welcomed. Please call 732-341-1880 for reservations.