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Monmouth County Historical Association Events

The Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) is the largest history-focused, private nonprofit organization in New Jersey. The association operates a museum, archives and research library at its headquarters at 70 Court St. in Freehold and five historic house museums located throughout the county, and there are some exciting events coming up. Tickets proceeds help keep the association’s invaluable preservation and education efforts thriving.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, from noon to 4 pm, see Open Hearth Cooking at Covenhoven House 150 West Main St. Freehold. Costumed docent chefs will share a live demonstration of a Colonial era Thanksgiving Dinner. Attendees are invited to taste samples throughout the program and tour the historic house.

Menu includes oyster soup, roasted duck, roasted sweet potato and squash, French rolls baked in kettle oven, boiled carrot pudding, Indian pudding and hot spiced cider.

On Thursday, Nov.21 at 6pm, it’s “Springsteen: The Man & The Music” at MCHA Museum. Professor Prudence Prudence Jones of Montclair University will share insights. Tickets are $20 and include admission to the exhibit.

On Thursday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 7:30 pm, it’s the guidedtour “Springsteen: His Hometown Curator Tour” led by co-curator and MCHA Director of Collections Bernadette Rogoff. Space is limited space, and tickets must be pre-purchased.

On Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6pm, at the MCHA Museum, Professor Walter Greason of Monmouth University will lecture on “Working in Freehold, Domestic Servants 1920-1960.” Tickets are $20 and include admission to the exhibit.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 732-432-1466.

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