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Museum Hours

Main Museum: Wed-Sat 1-4

Marlpit Hall and Taylor Butler House: Fri-Sun 1-4

Covenhoven House: Closed this Friday June 21 due to volunteer shortage; typically open Fridays 1-4

Exterior audio tour available

Kid's interior audio tour also available

Allen House is closed for renovations, but you are welcome to tour the exterior with our audio tour!


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49th Annual Garden Party
In honor of Hope Jones, Robert Broege, and Ross Millhiser
Many thanks to all of our supporters! Your generosity helps MCHA to preserve our priceless Monmouth County history, for which we are so grateful.
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We Call It Soul Food 
The Influence of African Culture on Modern American Cuisine
Cultural Experience
Sun., June 23rd from 2-5  
Purchase tickets here
Reading of the Declaration of Independence
at the Historic Allen House Tavern 
400 Sycamore Ave, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Thursday, July 4th, 9 am 
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The Elizabeth Van Cleaf Institute
We're going virtual this year! Stay tuned for details on how to receive the program for your school
Learn More

Happening Now

Ever wonder what the MCHA staff has been up to all year? Of course you do! Click the image to view a 15-minute video providing a few highlights from our annual meeting report. Please consider supporting our wonderful organization through the Join and Give section of our menu above. We love the work we do here at MCHA, and we hope you do, too! 

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Explore our museum collections, exhibits, educational materials, research library and historic houses.

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Click image for more details on individual exhibits

& Archives
Research Monmouth County History and Genealogy 
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Open by appointment only

A Virtual Lecture Series 


Check schedule for upcoming presentations

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Learn about the houses with select exterior audio tours


Whispers of the  
Enslaved at 
Marlpit Hall
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Explore one of the country's finest regional collections

Virtual Museum Gallery

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Digital and on-site programs


Check out what the MCHA staff finds interesting!



Hear history told by the fascinating individuals who lived it

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