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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 area ghost expert and member of the web …

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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 and just this past May, it finally met all the criteria to …

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All Saints’ Memorial Church

All Saints’ Memorial Church, also known as “the Stone Church,” is a strikingly different and beautiful compound of buildings, including the church, meeting hall, stables, rectory, and cemetery that is ringed by stone retaining walls. It sits atop a hill in the Highlands of Navesink, in a nearly six-acre section of Middletown Township. The church …

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The Great Auditorium at Ocean Grove

(With special thanks to Darrell Dufresene and the Historical Society of Ocean Grove)   The entire town of Ocean Grove is a treasure trove of historic homes and architectural curiosities. It has the largest collection of Victoriana, or “painted ladies,” homes anywhere in the country, and yet, there is one structure that daunts them all: …

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Historic Walnford

One of the most wonderful things about historic places in Monmouth County is how they continue on as living sites. Thanks to countless volunteers, historic societies, and the Monmouth County Park System, there are many preserved and very active sites with exciting programs that give visitors a time-traveling experience. One such place is Historic Walnford, …

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Weekend in Old Monmouth

Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 are this year’s dates that mark the return of the annual “Weekend in Old Monmouth.” Bonafide buffs and the historically curious wait for this special weekend that runs every year, rain or shine. “Weekend in Old Monmouth” is a perfect introduction to the rich history of Monmouth County, …

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T. Thomas Fortune House

As we celebrate Black History Month and the rich legacy of the area’s African-American residents, we focus on a recent success for historic site preservation. This past July, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of citizens, the T. Thomas Fortune house in Red Bank was saved from demolition and approved by the borough’s …

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