MCHA Presents

Historically Speaking...

A Virtual Lecture Series 

- Co-Sponsored by the Monmouth County Library -

Please join on the specified date at 7 pm for FREE Zoom lectures given by Monmouth County's most interesting and well-respected historians! You'll have the chance to engage in a Q&A at the end.

*Register below to be sent the Zoom link and simple instructions to join!

Browse our upcoming line-up:


Thursday, October 28

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Bernadette Rogoff presents

Attend at your own risk!
Get ready for a bone-chilling, spine-tingling presentation on the most macabre, dreadful and eerie objects in the MCHA collection. Bernadette Rogoff, Director of Collections, will discuss the Hook of Death, post-mortem imagery, wreaths of human hair, and primitive surgical tools endured by our predecessors. See the museum at night; we won’t tell you it’s haunted - you’ll have to decide for yourself! Strange coincidences, footsteps, and ghostly was probably just the wind. Recoil at tales of the dangers of life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Come to think of it, you probably shouldn’t attend. It’s safer that way. Just don’t blame us if you can’t sleep afterward - we warned you! This is not a program for children, so keep the kiddies away...recommended age 14+.

Morbid Monmouth

~ Season Two Begins February 2022! ~


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Thursday, February 17th
Graham Russell Gao Hodges

We are proud to announce acclaimed historian, professor and author, Graham Russell Gao Hodges. Professor Hodges’ research on slavery in the northeast has been an integral resource for MCHA's major exhibit, Beneath the Floorboards: Whispers of the Enslaved at Marlpit Hall. His newest book, The Marion Thompson Wright Reader, provides a scholarly, accessible introduction to a modern edition of Marion Thompson Wright’s classic book, The Education of Negroes in New Jersey and to her full body of scholarly work. First published in 1941 by Teachers College Press, Thompson’s landmark study has been out of print for decades. Such rarity understates the book’s importance. Thompson’s major book and her life are

significant for the histories of New Jersey, African Americans, local and national, women’s and education history. Drawing upon Wright's work, existing scholarship, and new archival research, this new landmark scholarly edition, which includes an all-new biography of this pioneering scholar, underscores the continued relevance of Marion Thompson Wright.


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You will receive a reminder email a few days before the lecture date, and the link will be emailed a couple of hours prior to start time.  

See you there!