Township of Ocean Historical Museum

The Township of Ocean Historical Museum, founded in 1984, is a member-supported, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of New Jersey. Its headquarters, the Eden Woolley House, is one of the few 18th century structures still in existence in the Township.  The museum serves as the ancestral home to every citizen of the Township of Ocean. The Museum is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.), Thursday Evenings (7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 15 through December 15) and the first and second Sundays of each month (1p.m. to 4 p.m.). The Township of Ocean Historical Museum offers exhibits on the history of coastal Monmouth County and a full calendar of events. The Museum is also 100% volunteer supported, with no paid staff.  The Museum maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest. For more information, please call 732-531-2136 or visit our website at http://www.OceanMuseum.org (http://OceanMuseum.impress.ly on mobile devices) or our other web locations listed below.


Exhibitions and events

Wet as the Atlantic Ocean: Prohibition in New Jersey

Temporary exhibition until 13.06.2019

The 18th Amendment—the measure that made the manufacture, sale, or transport of alcoholic beverages a federal offense for the 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, and 17 hours of Prohibition—was repealed...

The Permanent Exhibits in the Our Town Gallery

Permanent exhibition

The Pre-Colonial Era This area of New Jersey was originally occupied by the Lenni-Lenape tribe (also known as the Delaware to Europeans) a part of the Algonquin nation. The Lenni-Lenape traveled...

The Permanent Exhibits in the Hearth and Home Gallery

Permanent exhibition

The Hearth and Home Gallery is located in the section of the Museum that was the original portion of the Woolley House. The room that is the Gallery today, was built in the 1700's and the beams,...

Deal Test Site: 100 Years of History

Temporary exhibition until 21.11.2019

Bounded by Deal Road, Whalepond Road, and Dow Ave., the 208 acres we know today as Joe Palaia Park were once the Deal Test Site, an internationally renowned research facility. The same buildings that...

Winter Speaker Event - "The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War's Legacy"

Event on 24.04.2019 19:00

At 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 in the auditorium of the Board of Education Building, 163 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst, historian Paul Kahan, will speak about his most recent book, The Presidency of...

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Educational programs

Third Grade History Program

Workshop

The Township of Ocean Historical Museum has, since 1985, been providing instruction on the local history of the Township of Ocean, as part of the local history program to 3rd Grade classes within the...


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