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Oct 12, 2022

Shrewsbury Historical Society Holds Autumn Harvest Party

By Lori Draz

Back after a two-year hiatus, the Shrewsbury Historical Society invites lovers of history and the homes that built Monmouth County to a party of historic proportions – the Shrewsbury Historical Society Autumn Harvest Party, held this year on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 4 to 7 pm. Each year, one generous homeowner of an historic property in Shrewsbury opens their home for this special event. This year’s gracious hosts are Phil and Rachel Carnes, owners of the home at 18 Meadow Dr. 

This lovingly cared-for home and its spectacular grounds was one of the original buildings of the renowned Shadowbrook Estate. Built in 1910 as a haybarn for the Fahenstock family, owners of         the Shadowbrook, this and several other buildings in the neighborhood were constructed to help the family run their farm. The former barn was purchased from Dr. Fahenstock and converted into a residence in the early 1940s.  

The home exudes character from the original barn with thick cedar siding, a large stone fireplace, wide plank floors and many pieces of furniture and millwork that were made with repurposed beams and lumber from the barn. Guests will also see a huge fireplace, several Dutch doors, and a beautiful back yard garden and patio area.  

You can tour the property and mingle with history buffs while enjoying refreshments and cocktails. This is one of the Shrewsbury Historical Society’s most important fundraisers. Tickets are $50 and are limited, so call 732-530-7974 or 732-747-3635 or email ShrewsburyHistoricalSociety@gmail.com to get yours now.