Monday, May 6, 2013

Organization of the Week: Atlantic Highlands Historical Society


Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey.

This week, I am featuring the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society. The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society maintains the Strauss Mansion in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. The Society purchased this 1893 mansion in 1981  after it was condemned by the town and raised the necessary funding to preserve and restore the mansion to its former glory. After five years of volunteer efforts, the first floor opened to the public. Today, the mansion holds various permanent displays and period furnished rooms including a Victorian parlor, turn of the century tool room, Native American and Lenape room, and a research library.

The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society or to become a member or volunteer, please call 732-291-1861 or visit www.atlantichighlandshistory.org.

If you are a member of a non-profit organization or know of one that you would like to see featured on this site, please let us know in the comments or send an e-mail to kelly@thehistorygirl.com.


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