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Lighthouses of the Jersey Shore

Sailors navigate uncertain waters by looking to lighthouses to bring them safely back to solid ground. The symbolism is too hard to resist as we begin our journey back to the comforts of the lives we know so well. So this month, Historic Havens will visit... Read More

A Historic Haven of Shrewsbury, Presbyterian Church

Located alongside the iconic Christ Church on Sycamore Avenue lies an equally historic and charming church. The Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury (PCAS) is the little, white church with the red doors. The two buildings are so close that many believe they... Read More

Christ Church Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

The intersection of Route 35 and Sycamore Avenue is one of the most historic in the county and equally one of the most spiritual. Not only will you see the Allen House Tavern and Meeting House, the corner is also occupied by one of the few Quaker churches... Read More

Living History Farms

New Jersey is the Garden State, and with gardens come farms and, of course, animals. So as The Journal celebrates pets and animals this month, Historic Havens will take you to some historic places where animals are the center of attention. These special... Read More

New Jersey’s Historic Schools

It’s back-to-school time, so let’s have a class in some of New Jersey’s historic schools. While New Jersey has a lot of them, many of the original, one-room schoolhouses have been lost to time and demolition. Still, there are some exquisite reminders... Read More

Schmetterlinginland: A Resident’s Historic Home

One of the area’s most well-known and truly fascinating folks is David Meenan. This former Broadway singer and dancer and current teacher of the next generation of stars is a world-traveled bon vivant in every sense of the word, and so it surprises... Read More

Eden Woolley House and Township of Ocean Museum

The Township of Ocean recently celebrated the 170th anniversary of its founding. To mark this event on Feb. 21, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon gave the mayor and council a digital reproduction of the first recorded hand-drawn map of the... Read More