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Directory of Historical Societies in Monmouth County

This directory lists those organizations devoted to the preservation of Monmouth County's rich heritage. It includes organizations that maintain research collections and/or historic properties. While very important in their functions, preservation committees, town historians, and historic commissions are not listed here, but may be located by contacting their municipalities.

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County Agencies: Monmouth County Historical Commission

Monmouth County ArchivesMonmouth County Park System

Federal Agencies:

Sandy Hook Unit: Gateway National Recreation Area

Local Historical Societies (alphabetical by name)

Allaire Village, Inc. 

Allentown - Upper Freehold Historic Society

Asbury Park Historical Society

Atlantic Highlands Historical Society

Battleground Historical Society

Bradley Beach Historical Society

Brielle

Camp Evans

Deal Historical Society

Eatontown Historical Committee

Englishtown Historical Society

Fair Haven Historical Society

Historical Association of Fair Haven

Farmingdale Historical Society

Historical Society of Highlands

Holmdel Historical Society

Howell Historical Society

Information Age Learning Center

Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County

Keansburg Historical Society

Keyport Historical Society

Little Silver Historical Society

Long Branch Historical Association

Long Branch Historical Museum Association

Friends of the MacLeod-Rice House at Croydon Hall

Matawan Historical Society

Middletown Township Historical Society

Friends of Monmouth Battlefield

Monmouth Beach Historical Society

Monmouth Council of Boy Scouts

National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

Township of Neptune Historical Society

Township of Ocean Historical Museum

Historical Society of Ocean Grove

Poricy Park Citizens Committee

Rumson Historical Society

Shrewsbury Historical Society

Spring Lake Historical Society

Squan Village Historical Society

Twin Lights Historical Society

Union Landing Historical Society

Old Wall Historical Society  

West Long Branch Historical Society

 


 

MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION

Hall of Records, Room 201
Main Street
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

(732) 431-7413
http://www.co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1826

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COUNTY AGENCIES

MONMOUTH COUNTY ARCHIVES

125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, New Jersey 07726

(732) 308-3773
www.visitmonmouth.com/archives
 

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MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK SYSTEM

805 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, New Jersey 07738

(732) 842-4000

(732) 975-9747 Historical Services Division

http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/

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FEDERAL AGENCIES

SANDY HOOK UNIT
GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATIONAL AREA

P. O. Box 530
Fort Hancock, New Jersey 07732

(732) 872-5953
nps.gov/gate

Historic Properties: Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook National Historic Landmark; Spermaceti Cove Life-Saving Station; Sandy Hook Lighthouse

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LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

ALLAIRE VILLAGE, INC.

Rt. 524
Allaire, New Jersey 07727

(732) 938-2253

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 220
Allaire, New Jersey 07727

http://www.allairevillage.org/

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ALLENTOWN-UPPER FREEHOLD HISTORIC SOCIETY

 

P. O. Box 328
Allentown, New Jersey 08501

Contact: John Fabiano, (609) 259-9127
Email: AllntwnUFHistSoc@aol.com
Website: None
Meetings: Third Monday of every other month, January-November, December (Christmas Dinner); next to last Monday in May; at Allentown Public Library, Main Street, Allentown

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ASBURY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

P.O. Box 543
Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712

http://www.APHistoricalSociety.org/

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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Adolph Strauss Mansion
27 Prospect Circle, P.O. Box 108
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey 07716

(732) 291-1861
http://www.atlantichighlandshistory.org/

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BATTLEGROUND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Village Inn
Main and Water Streets
Englishtown, New Jersey 07726

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 61
Tennent, New Jersey 07763

http://www.thevillageinn.org/

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THE BRADLEY BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.

c/o Bradley Beach Public Library
511 Fourth Avenue
Bradley Beach, New Jersey 07720

http://www.bbhistory.org/

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DEAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Deal Borough Hall
Durant Square
Deal, New Jersey 07723

(732) 531-1454

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 56
Deal, New Jersey 07723

Contact: Diane Serine Maher, President
Email: Dinaeserine07712@aol.com
Website: None
Meetings: Second Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m.

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EATONTOWN HISTORICAL COMMITTEE

Read House Museum
75 Broad Street
Eatontown, New Jersey 07724

(732) 542-4026

Contact: Jeanne Wood, (732) 542-0832
Website: None
Historic Property: Read House (ca. 1730), 75 Broad Street (administered by the committee, owned by the Town)
Hours: Last Sunday of each month January-November, 12 noon-3 p.m. Holiday open house in December. Tours also by appointment.
Meetings: Third Tuesday of every month

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ENGLISHTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

c/o Helen Strong
51 Main Street
Englishtown, New Jersey 07726

(732) 446-3276

Website: None
 

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FAIR HAVEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

P. O. Box 72
Fair Haven, New Jersey 07704

Contact: Pat Drummond, (732) 842-3427
Website: None
Meetings: Held occasionally, at Bicentennial Hall, 25 Cedar Avenue (off River Road), unless otherwise noted

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HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION OF FAIR HAVEN

c/o Tom Freet, Past President
876 River Road
Fair Haven, New Jersey 07704

Contact: Joan Lucky, (732) 741-5868
Website: None

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FARMINGDALE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Elizabeth Grove Museum
Community Center
13 Asbury Avenue
Farmingdale, New Jersey 07727
http://www.fhs-nj.org

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 834
Farmingdale, New Jersey 07727

Contact: LoreLei Rouvrais, Vice President (908) 902-4568
Email: info@fhs-nj.org
Meetings: Second Monday of every month (some variations,) 7:30 p.m.

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF HIGHLANDS, N.J., INC.

P. O. Box 13
Highlands, New Jersey 07732

http://www.HistoricalSocietyofHighlands.org

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HOLMDEL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Headquarters and Museum
84 Stillwell Road, P.O. Box 282 
Holmdel, New Jersey 07733

(732) 946-2743
http://www.holmdelhistory.org/

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HOWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

MacKenzie Museum and Library
427 Lakewood-Farmingdale Road
Howell, New Jersey 07731-8723

(732) 938-2212
http://www.howellnj.com/  

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INFORMATION AGE LEARNING CENTER

Camp Evans Historic District
2201 Marconi Road
Wall, New Jersey 07719

http://www.infoage.org/

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JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM OF MONMOUTH COUNTY

Mount's Corner Shopping Center
Corner of West Main Street (Rt. 537) & Wemrock Road
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

http://www.jhmomc.org/ 

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KEANSBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY

59 Carr Avenue
Keansburg, New Jersey 07734

(732) 471-0408
http://www.keansburg-historical.org/

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KEYPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

P.O. Box 312
Keyport, New Jersey 07735

(732) 739-6390
http://www.keyporthistoricalsociety.com

Meetings: First Monday of every month (except holidays, then second Monday), 8 p.m. 

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LITTLE SILVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Borough Hall
44 Prospect Avenue
Little Silver, New Jersey 07739

Contact: David E. Griffiths, (732) 741-3137
Website: None
Historic Property: Little Silver Post Office Museum, (ca. 1880s, owned by Town), adjacent to Borough Hall
Hours: Sundays, 2 - 4 p.m.; closed February- March

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LONG BRANCH HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Mailing Address:
c/o Joseph Reale, Jr., President
116 Morris Avenue
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740

Contact: (732) 229-2396
Website: None
Historic Property: The Church Street School (1891, on State and National Registers of Historic Places), 469 Church Street
Meetings: Last Wednesday of every month, City Hall, 7:30 p.m. 

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LONG BRANCH HISTORICAL MUSEUM ASSOCIATION

Church of the Presidents
St. James Chapel
1260 Ocean Avenue
Elberon, New Jersey

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2204
Elberon, N.J. 07740

Contact: Karen Van Hise-Gunthner, President, (732) 223-0874 
Email: LBHMAinfo@verizon.net
Website: http://www.churchofthepresidents.org/ 

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FRIENDS OF THE MACLEOD-RICE HOUSE AT CROYDON HALL

MacLeod-Rice House
Croydon Hall
900 Leonardville Road
Leonardo, New Jersey 07737

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4262
Middletown, New Jersey 07748

www.home.earthlink.net/~save-macleod-rice

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MATAWAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Burrowes Mansion Museum
94 Main Street
Matawan, New Jersey 07747

(732) 566-5605

Mailing Address:
c/o Sarah Ellison, Head Docent
24 Monroe Street
Matawan, New Jersey 07747

Contact: Sarah Ellison, (732) 566-3817
Website: None
Historic Property: Burrowes Mansion (administered by Society, owned by Town)
Hours: First and third Sundays, 2 - 4 p.m., and by appointment
Meetings: Fourth Monday of every month, September through June, 7:30 p.m.

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MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY

MacLeod-Rice House
Croydon Hall
900 Leonardville Road
Leonardo, New Jersey 07737

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 180
Middletown, New Jersey 07748

Contact: Randall Gabrielan, (732) 671-2645
Historic Property: MacLeod-Rice House at Croydon Hall (owned by township)
Meetings: Third Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.

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FRIENDS OF MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD

The Craig House
Schibanoff Road
Freehold, New Jersey 07747

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 122
Tennent, New Jersey 07763

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/monbat.html

http://friendsofmonmouth.org/ 

Contact: Jim Raleigh, President, 732-946-4921, jfraleigh1@aol.com

David Martin, 1st Vice President, 609-448-6355, dmartin@peddie.org

Historic Property: The Craig House, Schibanoff Road off Route 9 South (administered by the Society, owned by the State as part of the Monmouth Battlefield State Park)
Meetings: First Wednesday of every month, 8 p.m., the Battlefield Park Visitor Center

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MONMOUTH BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

c/o Monmouth Beach Cultural Center
128 Ocean Avenue
Monmouth Beach, New Jersey 07750

Cultural Center, (732) 229-4320
http://www.surfmen.com/

Contact: Greg Kelly, (732) 229-6594
Historic Property: Life-Saving Station #4, 128 Ocean Avenue
Meetings: First Saturday of every month

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MONMOUTH COUNCIL, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

New Jersey Scout Museum
705 Ginesi Drive
Morganville, New Jersey 07751
(732) 862-1282
http://www.njsm.org/

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 NATIONAL GUARD MILITIA MUSEUM OF NEW JERSEY

 (732) 974-5966
http://www.state.nj.us/military//museum/index.html

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NAVESINK MARITIME HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

P. O. Box 6498
Fair Haven, NJ 07704

http://www.navesinkmaritime.org/
 

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TOWNSHIP OF NEPTUNE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Neptune Township Public Library
25 Neptune Boulevard
Neptune, New Jersey 07754

http://www.neptunetownship.org/ 

Contact: Evelyn Stryker-Lewis, (732) 775-8241 ext. 306

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TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Eden Woolley House
703 Deal Road, P.O. Box 516
Oakhurst, New Jersey 07755

(732) 531-2136
oceanmuseum.org
 

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF OCEAN GROVE

50 Pitman Avenue, P.O. Box 446
Ocean Grove, New Jersey 07756

(732) 774-1869
http://www.oceangrovehistory.org/

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PORICY PARK CITIZENS COMMITTEE

Murray Farmhouse
345 Oakhill Road, P.O. Box 36
Middletown, New Jersey 07748

Poricy Park Nature Center, (732) 842-5966

http://www.poricypark.org/

Contact: Ellen Jackson, Curator
Historic Property: Murray Farmhouse (administered by the committee, owned by the township)
Hours: Usually last Sunday of every month, 1- 3 p.m.

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RUMSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.

c/o Roberta Van Anda
9 Woods End Road
Rumson, New Jersey 07760

Contact: Roberta Van Anda, (732) 842-4562
Email: avananda@comcast.net
Website: None

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SHREWSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

419 Sycamore Avenue, P.O. Box 333
Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702

(732) 530-7974

Contact: Donald W. Burden, (732) 747-3635
Website: None
Meetings: October, March, May

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SPRING LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Municipal Building
2nd Floor, Fifth and Warren Avenues
P.O. Box 703

Spring Lake, New Jersey 07762
(732) 449-0772
http://www.springlake.org/historical/

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SQUAN VILLAGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Bailey-Reed Museum
105 South Street, P.O. Box 262
Manasquan, New Jersey 08736

(732) 223-6770
http://www.squanvillagehistoricalsociety.org/

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TWIN LIGHTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

c/o Twin Lights Historic Site
Lighthouse Road
Highlands, New Jersey 07732

(732) 872-1814
http://www.twin-lights.org/
 

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UNION LANDING HISTORICAL SOCIETY

P. O. Box 473
Brielle, New Jersey 08730

http://www.briellehistory.org/

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OLD WALL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
1701 New Bedford Road, P.O. Box 1203
Wall, New Jersey 07719

(732) 974-1430

Contact: Mrs. De Hearn, (732) 681-3806
Website: None
Historic Property: Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum and Blansingburg School House, 1701 New Bedford Road
Hours: Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m. or by appointment
Meetings: Third Wednesday of every month (except July, August, December), 8 p.m.

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WEST LONG BRANCH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

P. O. Box 151
West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764

Contact: Tom Cameron, (732) 222-7375
Website: None

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This page updated 21 November 2013

 

 

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