Holmdel Historical Society Meeting Set for April 11

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The Holmdel Historical Society (HHS), which researches, preserves, and interprets the history and architectural history of Holmdel, will host its next monthly meeting on April 11.

Members and attendees of the April 11 meeting are encouraged to bring with them an item of particular historical significance to the area of Holmdel. The meeting will start at 6:30 P.M. at the Senior/Community Center in Holmdel, located at 4 Crawfords Corner Road.

HHS has also announced next month’s meeting, set for May 9, with featured speaker John Fabiano, executive director of the Monmouth County Historical Commission.

Holmdel is one of the oldest sites of European settlement in the Garden State, with many of its properties dating back to the 1600s. In fact, the HHS recently began a restoration of the old St. Catharine’s Church, off Stillwell Road, as one of its new projects since undergoing a full revitalization as an organization. In February, members conducted a successful initial cleanup of the church, uncovering a number of historic items, such as clothing, farm implements, and historic ledgers.

To make a donation or join the HHS as a member, annual dues for the HHS are $25 and can be paid in person or by contacting HHS President Peter Manieri or Treasurer Rhonda Beck by calling 732-768-7583 or 732-685-4450, or by email at holmdelhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.