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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

Taylor Butler House/Marlpit Hall

The Victorian “Taylor Family complex” mansion complex, located at 127 Kings Highway in Middletown, includes one house from the 18th century and another from the mid-19th century. The older of the two structures is Marlpit Hall, which is a blend of... Read More

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