Tag: Monmouth County Historical Association

Historical Association Welcomes New Leader

Sharp Walton left her most recent position in Philadelphia as executive director of the mansion and estate Glen Foerd on the Delaware.

February 2, 2019 | comments

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

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