Tag: Monmouth County Historical Association

Freehold Newspaper From 1888 Is Now Digitized, Searchable

  By Rick Geffken | FREEHOLD – Ron Bennett of Jackson has traced his family back to the earliest days of Monmouth County when many of his ancestors lived in...

February 18, 2018 | comments

Shifting Patterns: How Women Once Dressed

By Rick Geffken | MIDDLETOWN – Convenience trumps fashion today. A few seconds is all it takes a woman to don yoga pants and slip a tank top over a...

February 10, 2018 | comments

Historical Association Looks Forward To 2018

By Muriel J. Smith RED BANK – It was a combination of the “Greatest Show on Earth” and the 119th annual meeting of the Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) as...

February 5, 2018 | comments

The MCHA Tracks Sandy, Five Years On

By Rick Geffken | The Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) welcomed a steady stream of visitors to its headquarters during an appropriately reminiscent rainy and windy day on Sunday afternoon,...

November 12, 2017 | comments

Car Crashes Onto Doorstep of 300-Year Old Building

By Jay Cook | SHREWSBURY BOROUGH – One of the area’s oldest historical buildings may have had its most undesirable visitor in its 300-plus year history last weekend. At about...

July 24, 2017 | comments

Sandy Hook Refugees, Long Ago But Not So Far Away

By Rick Geffken Remote and barren for much of its history, Sandy Hook hardly seems a welcoming place for refugees of any kind. Yet, during the Revolutionary War, it was home...

March 21, 2017 | comments

The Story of the Hartshorne Family Dates Back to 1676

Story and photos by Joseph Sapia One of the first things many of us will learn from a new Monmouth County Historical Association exhibit is that we have been saying the...

October 16, 2016 | comments

Church of the Seven Presidents In Long Branch Will Be Restored

By Rick Geffken LONG BRANCH – Ninety-five years after Woodrow Wilson last vacationed in Long Branch, the little chapel in Long Branch where he and six of his presidential predecessors...

January 21, 2016 | comments

Historical Chair Exhibit Opens Jan. 23

FREEHOLD – A reception and formal opening of Monmouth County Historical Association newest exhibition “Of the Best Materials and Good Workmanship: 19th Century New Jersey Chairmaking” will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday,...

January 19, 2016 | comments

Historic Four Corners Lantern Tour

The annual Historic Four Corners Lantern Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 4 at 6 and 8 p.m. with reservations now available for the space limited event. The annual event...

November 27, 2015 | comments

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