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Historic Havens Twin Lights Museum

With summer here and a growing sense of freedom returning to everyday life, this is a great time to treat yourself to a deep breath of history at the Twin Lights Historic Site in Highlands. Whether you’re cruising on Route 36, enjoying a day at Sandy... Read More

The Parker Homestead-1665

This month, The Journal focuses on home improvement tasks. Most readers who have tackled a remodeling project like adding a deck or even simply repainting a room know that things can go from easy to pretty complicated in a hurry. Now imagine if your project... Read More

Exploring the Historical Haven of the Covenhoven House

Freehold is home to some lovely historic properties and sites. Covenhoven House stands at 150 West Main St. in Freehold. The white and green home, with its unusual fish scale shingled exterior, was built in 1752 by William and Elizabeth Covenhoven, a... Read More

A Historic Look at Slavery’s Past in Monmouth County

This Black History Month, we reflect on many great accomplishments, along with some of the unfortunate details of our evolution as a nation. New Jersey is typically not the first place that comes to mind when people mention slavery, yet New Jersey’s... Read More

Historic Havens: Wedding Spots of Monmouth County

There have always been some couples who prefer intimate ceremonies in noteworthy spaces, and given the current restrictions on gathering sizes, that number has grown. Couples eager to take the plunge are opting for all kinds of small celebrations in some... Read More

The Historic Haven of The Lincroft Presbyterian Church

History teaches many lessons. This year especially, history reminds us that throughout struggles, wars, epidemics and politics, we endure and persevere. We have come through a lot and we will continue on, modifying when necessary, but never forfeiting... Read More

A Walk Among the Tombstones, Part 3

Historic Havens is honored once again to welcome our tour guide Beth Woolley as we take our annual Walk Among the Tombstones. Woolley and her husband, Peter, are the owners of Peaceable Kingdom monuments, and in her 40-year career, Beth toured cemeteries... Read More

Exploring the Historic Haven That is Monmouth Park

The noble stallion and the many beautiful, inspiring horse farms are a grand part of life in Monmouth County. Some are recreational horses, others are business partners, and one of the national showplaces of thoroughbred horseracing is Monmouth Park in... Read More