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Museum: Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm
Research Library: Wed - Sat 10am - 4pm
Offices: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

The Following Historic House Museums are Open this Weekend: 

*Please note this listing is updated throughout the week to provide the most accurate information, feel free to call 732-462-1466 to check our house schedule

Friday, September 22, 1 - 4 pm 

Covenhoven House

Saturday, September 23, 1 - 4 pm 

Covenhoven House
Allen House
Marlpit Hall
Taylor-Butler House
Holmes-Hendrickson House

Sunday, September 24, 1 - 4 pm

Covenhoven House
Allen House

Sunday, September 24 is the end of our 2017 open house season


Museum Day Live!
 September 23, 2017
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by: Smithsonian Magazine
On Saturday, September 23 all MCHA locations will be participating in Museum Day Live! Each of our five historic house museums, along with our museum in Freehold will be open free of charge. A Museum Day Live! ticket can be downloaded HERE starting on August 25. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free admission at any location on September 23.
Open Hearth Open House
 October 7, 2017
November 5, 2017
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Covenhoven House-150 West Main Street, Freehold
Join us at the historic Covenhoven House on Saturday, October 7th, and again on Sunday November 5th for our open hearth cooking program. Enjoy a tour of the 18th century house complete with costumed interpreters, children's games, and delicious samples of period food cooked over an open hearth.
 October 13, 2017
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Allen House-400 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury
Gather with us at the Allen House (c. 1710) for an evening of tavern spirits, music and fare! Brew courtesy of Carton Brewing, bottles courtesy of Rumson Wine & Spirits and Laird & Company. Barbeque Buffet by award winning Local Smoke, open bar, Chance Auction, 50/50, Period Music by Tom and Marianne Tucker, entertainment by RipTide and so much more!  Click HERE to view the full invitation.  
$85 Thirsty Traveler (1 Ticket)
$200 Brew Keeper (2 Tickets and recognition)
$500 Publick House Keeper (4 Tickets, recognition and reserved seating)
$750 Tavern Keeper (6 Tickets, recognition and reserved seating)

Current Exhibitions at the Museum

That Memorable Sabbath-Day: The Battle of Monmouth in Drawings, Paintings & Prints explores artistic interpretations of the Battle of Monmouth. The battle was fought on June 28, 1778, a Sunday. During the mid-nineteenth century, as Americans became increasingly interested in their country’s rise to nationhood, depictions of historical events such as the Battle of Monmouth became popular with audiences throughout the eastern United States. Artists––professional and amateur alike––responded by creating drawings, paintings, and prints that brought the battle to life. The Association’s collections include a large number of such works.

This exhibition features a range of interpretations, from grand manner history painting and pictorial records of a documentary nature to scenes of romance, fantasy, drama, and outright caricature––all of which, whether grounded in fact or fiction, helped shape our awareness of what the American historian Benson J. Lossing (1813–91) described as “that memorable Sabbath-day in June, 1778.”

Upcoming Exhibition

Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers

This exhibition is set to open on October 29 at the Museum in Freehold to mark the fifth anniversary of the storm making landfall along our shores. There will be an opening reception from 1-4 pm. It will explore the impact of this record storm and its effects on the people and communities in this area, using their own words, photographs, and artifacts.


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