Thursday, December 13, 2018

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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

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial

As we commemorate Memorial Day, Historic Havens takes a look at a more recent part of history and the unique and striking museum and memorial that honors veterans of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War, like the Civil War, polarized the nation; only this... Read More

Bayonet Farms 

Holmdel is a most curious place. On the one hand, it is a high-tech metropolis of innovation and futuristic vision. On the other hand, it is rural treasure, with long winding roads, farmlands and tons of history. The history of Holmdel dates back to the... Read More

USA Presidents in New Jersey

In February, while romantics turn to thoughts of Cupid, historic hounds spend a little time thinking of the Presidents. While Virginia and Ohio may have produced the most presidents, New Jersey and specifically, the Jersey Shore has been a favorite spot... Read More