Township of Ocean Historical Museum

Events at the Township of Ocean Historical Museum 
Township of Ocean Historical Museum

Address: 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Mailing; P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0516    

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(732) 531-2136
Email us at [email protected]
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New Jersey State History Fair
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Rain Date - Sunday, September 15, 2019, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, 16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726
New Exhibit Opening –"Votes for Women: The Story of Suffrage "
Opening - Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​
Hand Drawn 1849 Map Unveiling
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​
A portion of 1861 Beers Map of Monmouth County
Summer Speaker Event - TBA
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7:15 pm
Ocean Township Board of Education Auditorium (Old Oakhurst School), 
163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755​  
2019 American Girl and Teddy Bear Tea
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Rain Date Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Yard of the Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​
35th Annual Holiday Weekend
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​
Fall Speaker Event - TBA
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:15 pm
Ocean Township Board of Education Auditorium (Old Oakhurst School), 
163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755​  
"An open door to the history of coastal Monmouth County"

"An open door to the history of coastal Monmouth County"


Anniversary Luncheon
Saturday, October 23, 2019
Deal Golf and Country Club, 1 Golf Lane, Deal, NJ 07723​  
Tickets Go On Sale June 1, 2019
Each July, young girls have brought their dolls and favorite adults to the Eden Woolley House for the annual American Doll Tea. This year, the popular event is set for 1 to 3:30, Sunday, July 14, (rain date, July 21). Guests who have also visited the American Girl Stores know it as the best value around! More.


When the Founders crafted the U.S. Constitution, they gave the authority to decide who could vote to the states. All but one decided it would be men—white, property-owning men, 21 years old and older.

The one exception was New Jersey. For the first few decades of our new nation, property owning women in New Jersey could vote. But in 1807, state legislators took a step backwards and rescinded the right. New Jersey women joined their sisters across the country who were shut off from the ballot. More.

A portion of 1861 Beers Map of Monmouth County
Wine and Cheese Open House, 7 p.m., Friday, June 21 at the Eden Woolley House

A recent phone call from the Shrewsbury Historical Society (SHS) brought a happy surprise. They had a gift for us: a copy of a map of Shrewsbury, hand-drawn in January 1849—mostly likely created to outline the boundaries of the new municipality, the Township of Ocean, scheduled to split from Shrewsbury a month later.

They have given us both a digital and a full-size paper copy of the original, now framed and ready to be unveiled to the public at a wine and cheese open house at the Woolley House, 7 p.m., Friday, June 21. More.