I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Township of Ocean Historical Society

A lot of the smaller museums in the State of New Jersey are the historical societies of various towns and/or counties. We will be talking about a few of them in some of our Where-To-Go Wednesdays starting with today's post about the Ocean Township Historical Society.

Township of Ocean Historical Society

Where: 703 Deal Rd.
             Ocean, NJ

Who: All ages 

The Township of Ocean's Historical Society is located in the Eden Woolley House so-called because it originally belonged to the Woolley family and eventually Eden Woolley himself. The Woolleys were a prominent family in the early history of the area. Eden Woolley was the first elected official when the township was originally formed in 1849.

The museum consists of a couple of permanent exhibits and as well as a couple of rotating exhibits. One of the permanent exhibits gives an overview of the different towns that joined together to make up Ocean Township. Another contains objects and artifacts that tell the history of the area from the 1700s through the 1900s. This exhibit includes a selection of objects from the old Oakhurst school which was the original location of the museum.

The current very timely temporary exhibits focus on voting. The first is a very thorough exhibit on Women's suffrage which includes numerous artifacts and extensive information related to many key figures in the Women's suffrage movement. The other exhibit is a large collection of campaign-related memorabilia from various elections both local and national.

The Ocean County Historical Society is currently open Sundays only from 1:00 PM  to 4:00 PM or by appointment. There is no required entry fee. Social distancing and mask-wearing are required. Further information about the history of the area as well as virtual historic tours are available on the museum's website at www.oceanmuseum.org.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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