Care of Holmes-Hendrickson House To Be Transferred to Park System

By Rick Geffken | HOLMDEL – Imagine for a moment that Garret Hendrickson, who died in 1801, reappeared inside his extant farmhouse in Holmdel. Hendrickson would feel, well, right at...

March 17, 2018 | comments

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

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

By Emma Wulfhorst | SHREWSBURY — People young and old, from different towns, states and even countries, gathered on the lawn outside the historic Allen House, 400 Sycamore Ave. on...

July 7, 2017 | comments

Group Energized to Bring History Alive

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen | The Monmouth County Historical Society, founded 118 years ago, doesn’t want to be an organization that lives in the past. “We don’t want to be thought...

April 27, 2017 | comments