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Exploring Irish Heritage in New Jersey

This month, Historic Havens celebrates the Irish hearts that beat so strong in our area. The contributions made by brave Irish immigrants, and the heritage that their efforts continue to make in our daily lives, are immeasurable. Much Irish history in... Read More

Jersey Shore: Past Presidents’ Favorite Spots

The Jersey Shore has had its share of noteworthy visitors and residents throughout history. Everyone from moguls to mobsters, scoundrels to celebrities, pirates to presidents have spent time by our sandy shores. This month, we will focus on the last group... Read More

12 Historic Places in Monmouth County

This month, we’ll stay in the Health and Fitness framework and give our brains a work-out by learning more about the glorious Garden State. As the New Year begins, why not make the resolution to learn more, see more, and experience more of what makes... Read More

St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church

In a town with as much stunning architecture as Rumson, St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church stands out for its majestic beauty and its friendly, welcoming congregation. This “Early English Gothic of the perpendicular style” building was completed... Read More

Historic Dining Tour

In November, with the tease of the big turkey dinner coming our way, putting historic restaurants on the monthly menu seemed like a delicious idea. New Jersey has a tradition of taverns and eateries that dates back to the earliest of colonial times, and... Read More

Monmouth County Cemeteries

This month, we will take a walk through some of the area’s oldest and most interesting cemeteries. Some may choose to visit to chase a thrill at this ghostly time of year, but please remember that cemeteries are places of respect and reverence. Cemeteries... Read More

Loggy Hole Farm

This month, the Journal shares the story of 11-year-old Isabella Chagares, who competed against 490 fifth graders to win the Monmouth County Historical Commission’s 2018 Fifth Grade Essay Contest. Isabella did this by following advice well-known to... Read More

Up, Up and Away 

New Jersey has a rich aviation history. Here are a few notable events: • 1793: French balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard made the first flight in the Western Hemisphere when he ascended from Philadelphia, flew across the Delaware River and landed in Deptford. •... Read More

Sandy Hook Lighthouse

As beach lovers head back to the seaside, this Historic Havens turns its focus to a real beacon of history: the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, located in the Fort Hancock section of the Hook. Opened in 1764, it is the oldest lighthouse in the nation and is still... Read More


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