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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

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

The Old First Church

Anyone who has driven along Kings Highway in the Village section of Middletown has seen the Old First Church. The white steepled landmark is also well-known to book lovers, as it is the site of the annual AAUW book sale. This historic landmark is still... Read More

Historic Havens: Lauriston Estate in Rumson

It is no secret that Rumson is home to some of the most magnificent estates and historic homes in New Jersey. Among them is the Colonial Revival mansion, called “Lauriston.” The home was designed by Red Bank and New York architect Leon Cubberly as... Read More

Haunted Places

Whether you are a casual viewer or a true believer, most people have seen at least one of the ghost investigations shows on TV, proving that everyone loves a good ghost story. So this month, in the spirt of the spirits, we’ve teamed up with a well-known... Read More

The Crawford House

Tinton Falls has just celebrated a watershed moment that has been underway for close to 15 years: they officially celebrated the grand opening of the historic Crawford House this past June 25. The property has been noted as a historic site since 1976... Read More