Monday, February 3, 2014

Organization of the Week: Township of Ocean Historical Museum Volunteers

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 Township of Ocean Historical Museum Volunteers. Established in 1984, the Township of Ocean Historical Museum mission is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the records, memorabilia and artifacts that tell the story of Ocean Township and its surrounding communities and in that telling generate understanding, appreciation,
and enjoyment.

The volunteers worked together to save the Eden Woolley House in the 1990s and eventually secured the funding and resources for its move in 2005. Once moved, it was restored by countless volunteers. The museum is staffed roughly fifty hours each month by volunteer docents and librarians, which offer assistance to those performing historical or genealogical research in their library. Throughout the year the volunteers host fundraisers, lectures, changing exhibits, and public programming on topics in history.

The Township of Ocean Historical Museum relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the Township of Ocean Historical Museum or to become a member or volunteer, please call 732-531-2136 or visit

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