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Friday, October 16, 2015

7pm - 10pm

at Allen House

Come raise a glass with us and celebrate TAVERNFEST!

$75 Brewkeeper

$200 Publick House Keeper

$500 Tavernkeeper

You may purchase tickets by clicking here or

by calling 732-462-1466 x. 19


Spirituals to Soul: African American Musical Heritage in Monmouth 1880-1980

Open Thru November 7, 2015

At the Museum: 70 Court Street, Freehold

Beginning in the 1880's, African American singers and musicians performing in Monmouth County brought to life the sounds of spirituals, jazz, gospel, doo wop, rhythm & blues and soul. In addition, venues in the county played important roles in the careers of dozens of internationally known Black music stars- Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Claude Thornton, Sonny Greer and more.

Through rare photos, recordings and artifacts, this exhibition traces these stories.

Guest Curators are Dr. Charles and Pamela Horner. Exhibition Design by Stan Cain.


Beautiful Childhood: Portraits From The Permanent Collection 

Open Thru December 31, 2015

At the Museum: 70 Court Street, Freehold


This exhibition features portraits of children shown in various stages of development from toddlers to teenagers from the Museum's own collection of eighteenth century art.

These portraits from middle and upper-class Monmouth County families served as pictorial records of family history as well as mementos of childhood. The works on display reveal how girls and boys were portrayed within the context of the time. Clothing and objects such as jewelry, flowers, or books offer clues as to gender and socioeconomic status and the various ways in which parents wished to commemorate their children during these special years. 

This exhibition is curated by Dr. Carol Lowrey.


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70 Court Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Monmouth County Historical Association received a general operating grant from the the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, and an Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grant from the New Jersey Cultural Trust, a division of the Department of State.
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