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          Museum: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

                Research Library: Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

                Offices: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

                Historic House Museums: Generally open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1pm-4pm. Check here for actual hours each weekend.


The Following Historic House Museums are Open this Weekend:

Friday, July 29, 1 - 4 pm Allen House, Covenhoven House

Saturday, July 30, 1 - 4 pm Allen House, Holmes-Hendrickson, Marlpit Hall, Taylor-Butler House 

Sunday, July 31, 1 - 4 pm Allen House, Covenhoven House, Marlpit Hall, Taylor-Butler House


Please note that the Historic House Museums are not air-conditioned. In the event of excessive heat, a site might be closed without prior notice.

August 3 Gallery Workshop 

Register Now! 

On August 3, Joe Hammond, Curator of Museum Collections, will conduct a gallery workshop on our newest exhibition That Memorable Sabbath-Day: The Battle of Monmouth in Drawings, Paintings & Prints. 

The session will begin at 10:30 am with a general introduction to the battle, and to the arrangement of the exhibition into three areas: art depicting the battle itself, key figures involved in the battle, and local landmarks associated with battle events. Then a comprehensive tour of the exhibition will focus on the individual items on display and the artists who created them. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, to examine closely the items on display, and to learn about the range of interpretations represented, from grand manner history painting by famous American artists to folk-art renditions by local amateur painters.

This workshop affords participants the opportunity to study items from the Association's permanent collection, many of which are not normally on public view.


To make your reservation visit our payment page or email pgithens@monmouthhistory.org. Advanced registration required. $10 per person.


August 3, 2016 

10:30 am

70 Court Street

Freehold, NJ 07728



Of the Best Materials and Good Workmanship: 19th Century New Jersey Chairmaking 


Held Over Through August 9, 2016

At the Museum: 70 Court Street, Freehold

   This exhibition explores the craft of chairmaking in New Jersey from the 1790s to the end of the nineteenth century. This was an era when chairmakers worked actively in virtually every corner of the state, from large cities and towns to small crossroads communities. Many local craftsmen in the New Jersey  area are known today through census records, business directories, account books, and research conducted by furniture students and local historians.
   In this exhibition, examples of documented New Jersey chairs show the range of seating furniture produced in the area. The chairs are accompanied by chairmaking tools and equipment drawn from the collection of William H. MacDonald of Trenton, which was given to the Association in 1958 and later. Other items in the exhibition include portraits, photographs, advertisements, and plates from sales catalogs.

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Monmouth County Historical Association received a general operating grant from the the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
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