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Fall / Holiday 2022

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j e r s e y s h o r e • F A L L / H O L I D A Y 2 0 2 2 47 MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 70 Court Street, Freehold, (732) 462-1466 Five 18th century historic houses have been pre- served by the association. They include the Tavern Museum at Allen House in Shrewsbury, Covenhoven House in Freehold, the Holmes-Hendrickson House in Holmdel, and Marlpit Hall and the Taylor-Butler House, both in Middletown. Its headquarters in Freehold offers a fine library and museum featuring changing and permanent exhibitions. Museum hours: Wed. - Sun. 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Thurs. 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM. The historical houses are open on a rotating schedule. Please call or visit the website for locations and times. MONMOUTH MUSEUM Brookdale Community College 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft (732) 747-2266 The Monmouth Museum, founded in 1963 as a Museum of Ideas, presents changing exhibits in the fields of art, history, and science to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse com- munity it serves. Changing exhibitions featured in the Museum's Main Gallery and the Nilson Gallery present a wide variety of art in all media. Children will have exciting learning experiences in the popular Dorothy V. Morehouse WonderWing and Becker Children's Wing. Located on the campus of Brookdale College. Admission: $10./person; children under two: free. Main Gallery and Nilson Gallery open Tues. - Sat. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sun. noon - 5:00 PM. Dorothy V. Morehouse WonderWing and Becker Children's Wing hours: call or check website. NEW JERSEY MARITIME MUSEUM 528 Dock Road, Beach Haven, (609) 492-0202 Dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey's rich maritime history, this beautiful, museum's two floors of exhibits feature shipwreck artifacts, an 1827 Aurora exhibit, a Morro Castle room, and a rare postcard collection. The museum also features a lending library, a NEW JERSEY shipwreck database, and gift shop. WiFi Internet access and computer stations are available for use. Guest presentations are held throughout the year. Free admission. On-site parking. Handicapped accessible. Open all year. June - Aug. daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sept. - May, Fri., Sat., Sun. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. NEW JERSEY MUSEUM OF BOATING Johnson Brothers Boat Works, Building 13 1800 Bay Avenue, Point Pleasant (732) 606-7605 New Jersey's only museum dedicated to the history of boating throughout the state. Its mission is to cel- ebrate New Jersey's rich boating history, preserving, presenting, and interpreting boats, marine equip- ment, and materials built and used on New Jersey's waters. Exhibits bring to life famed New Jersey boatbuilders, fishing fleets, sail and motor boats, and important events in New Jersey boating history including the history of steamboats on New Jersey waters, the origins of the U.S. Life Saving Service along the Jersey Coast, the pound boat fishing industry, the sport of waterfowling, and more. Year- round programs include both guided and self-di- rected tours, and summer programs include boating safety, sailing classes, and boat building. Open Fri. - Sun. noon - 4:00 PM; May - Labor Day, Wed. - Sun. noon - 4:00 PM. Admission is free. Group tours and school groups welcome. THE NEW JERSEY SURF MUSEUM AT TUCKERTON SEAPORT Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Main Street Tuckerton, (609) 296-8868 Please refer to page 27 and the listing for "Tuck- erton Seaport" under "Attractions & Activities." Celebrate the history of New Jersey surfing and our surfing heritage at the New Jersey Surf Museum at Tuckerton Seaport. Canvases featuring photographs and text artfully tell the story of surfing in New Jersey's past (beginning as early as 1912), present, and future. Learn the stories of those involved in the beginning and growth of surfing in New Jersey. Explore the close connection of surfing to the envi- ronment and the science of waves. Exhibits include a large collection of surfboards, memorabilia, surf art, and a surf simulator. NEW JERSEY VIETNAM VETERANS' MEMORIAL AND VIETNAM ERA MUSEUM 1 Memorial Lane (Exit 116 off the Garden State Parkway), Holmdel, (732) 335-0033 The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation is committed to sharing the experi- ences of the Vietnam Era and its enduring legacy. The Memorial recognizes the valor of New Jersey's Veterans and the sacrifices of their families and communities. The Museum collections encourage learning by exploring the Vietnam Era through an inclusive and objective lens. The Memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Free guided tours with Vietnam Veteran guides are held Tues. - Fri. 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM and Sat. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The Vietnam Era Museum is open Tues. - Sat. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Admission: Adults - $7. Seniors/Students - $5. Veterans, Active Duty Military, and Children Under 10 - Free. OCEAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, (732) 341-1880 Telling the stories of Ocean County since the time of the Lenni Lenape to the present day, the Ocean County Historical Society offers a Research Center, open Tues. and Wed. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM for his- torical and genealogical research. The Victorian Museum features docent-led tours of the collections of treasures in the Pierson-Sculthorp home Tues. and Thurs. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM and the first Sat. of each month 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Trips to points of interest in the tri-state area as well as enjoyable and education programs are available to members and non-members. POINT PLEASANT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM Point Pleasant Borough Hall 416 New Jersey Avenue Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 892-3091 The Point Pleasant Historical Society Museum spe- cializes in preserving photographs, maps, and other documents including early records from downtown businesses, meticulously compiled contemporane- ous scrapbooks detailing the exploits of local men and women in World War II, and posters of baseball games played, vaudeville shows produced, and summer extravaganzas. Open monthly on the sec- ond Thurs. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM or by appointment. SPRING LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM Spring Lake Municipal Building 423 Warren Avenue, Third Floor (732) 449-0772 The Main Gallery depicts the entire history of Spring Lake. Videos of special events can be viewed in the conference room. Special arrangements can be made for all history researchers. Open Thurs. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Sun. 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM or by appointment. Elevator available. THE STEPHEN CRANE HOUSE 508 Fourth Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 775-5682 welcome-to-the-stephen-crane-house Stephen Crane was not quite twelve years old when he moved to Asbury Park in 1883. He attended the Asbury Park Public School for two years and spent every summer of his teenage years gathering news stories in and around town for his brother's news service. Before he left Asbury Park in the summer of 1892, he had written his first novel, Maggie, a Girl of the Streets, a dozen short stories called The Sullivan County Tales, and scores of newspaper articles. After living a bohemian life in New York City, his third novel, The Red Badge of Courage, earned him fame, but little fortune. He returned to write about Asbury Park in 1896, when he was a famous writer, commenting on the little city where he started his writing career. The house remained in the Crane family until 1899, and over the years went through several phases, including serving as a summer boarding house. Years of neglect, however, took its toll on the structure, and in 1995, it was slated for demolition. Neighbors Tom and Regina Hayes saved the house from the wrecking ball by purchasing and restoring it to serve as a community resource and small museum. Since then, the house has been the small venue for hundreds of literary, musical, film, and cultural programs, all dedicated to the memory of Stephen Crane and his very liter- ary and artistic family. Call or check the website for programs and hours. u courtesy of Tuckerton Seaport The New Jersey Surf Museum at Tuckerton Seaport. The Stephen Crane House in Asbury Park. Jill Ocone

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