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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, August 25, 1 - 4 pm 

Holmes-Hendrickson House
Covenhoven House

Sunday, August 27, 1 - 4 pm

Allen House
Covenhoven House

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


Senior Appreciation Day
 September 17, 2017
12 - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by:
The Freehold Borough Human Relations Committee
Join us on Sunday, September 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. in the Hall of Records Parking Lot located on Main Street in Freehold for the Fifth Annual Senior Appreciation Day. Stop by the MCHA table to say hello while you check out the music, dancing, vendors and classic car contest.
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. 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.

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 in October at the Museum in Freehold to mark the fifth anniversary of the storm making landfall along our shores. 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. If you would like to share your story or photographs please email sandy@monmouthhistory.org.


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