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Jan 23, 2020

The MCHA Celebrates its 13th Annual Red Event Luncheon

Photo Courtesy of Russ DeSantis

The Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) will celebrate the 13th Annual Red event, a Ladies Valentine Luncheon, from 11 am to 2 pm on Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Rumson Country Club. Proceeds will benefit MCHA. Since its inception, Red has raised over a quarter of a million dollars to help the Association maintain its 18th and 19th century restored properties, develop and deliver diverse programs and exhibitions and care for the critically acclaimed permanent collection containing some 30,000 artifacts.

A signature MCHA event, the luncheon features shopping with boutique vendors presenting unique offerings, ranging from jewelry and clothing to home décor. A chance auction will culminate with the awarding of the grand prize donated by The Golden Goose in Rumson, known for their one-of-a-kind jewelry and gift items.

The popular “Pieces of History”, innovative centerpieces placed at each table, will once again treat attendees to a peek at some of the thousands of treasures from the MCHA’s collection. Previous years have presented vintage hats, rare needlework, and special artifacts including children’s toys and women’s attire such as 19th century gloves and a bustier. You may even meet time-traveling noteworthy Monmouth County women and hear their stories of life in a different age.

“Red always draws so many dynamic women to support the MCHA,” said MCHA President, Linda Bricker. “The luncheon is a fun-filled way to help the Association in its mission to preserve and celebrate the history of Monmouth County for all. Our guests share the belief that history matters and recognize the importance of being responsible stewards so that future generations can benefit.”

Tickets for the luncheon start at $125 each and are available on-line at, or by calling 732-462-1466, ext. 19.

About MCHA

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898. MCHA’s Museum and Library & Archives are located at 70 Court Street in Freehold.  For further information, call (732) 462-1466 or visit