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Museum: Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm
Research Library: Wed - Sat 10am - 4pm
Offices: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

The Following Historic House Museums are Open this Weekend: 

*Please note this listing is updated throughout the week to provide the most accurate information, feel free to call 732-462-1466 to check our house schedule

Friday, July 28, 1 - 4 pm 
Covenhoven House 
Allen House

Saturday, July 29, 1 - 4 pm 
Allen House
Holmes-Hendrickson House
Marlpit Hall
Taylor-Butler house

Sunday, July 30, 1 - 4 pm 
Allen House
Holmes-Hendrickson House
Marlpit Hall

Sunday, September 24 is the end of our 2017 open house season


Senior Appreciation Day
 September 17, 2017
12 - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by:
The Freehold Borough Human Relations Committee
Join us on Sunday, September 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. in the Hall of Records Parking Lot located on Main Street in Freehold for the Fifth Annual Senior Appreciation Day. Stop by the MCHA table to say hello while you check out the music, dancing, vendors and classic car contest.
Museum Day Live!
 September 23, 2017
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by: Smithsonian Magazine
On Saturday, September 23 all MCHA locations will be participating in Museum Day Live! Each of our five historic house museums, along with our museum in Freehold will be open free of charge. A Museum Day Live! ticket can be downloaded HERE. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free admission at any location on September 23.


Current Exhibitions at the Museum

That Memorable Sabbath-Day: The Battle of Monmouth in Drawings, Paintings & Prints explores artistic interpretations of the Battle of Monmouth. The battle was fought on June 28, 1778, a Sunday. During the mid-nineteenth century, as Americans became increasingly interested in their country’s rise to nationhood, depictions of historical events such as the Battle of Monmouth became popular with audiences throughout the eastern United States. Artists––professional and amateur alike––responded by creating drawings, paintings, and prints that brought the battle to life. The Association’s collections include a large number of such works.

This exhibition features a range of interpretations, from grand manner history painting and pictorial records of a documentary nature to scenes of romance, fantasy, drama, and outright caricature––all of which, whether grounded in fact or fiction, helped shape our awareness of what the American historian Benson J. Lossing (1813–91) described as “that memorable Sabbath-day in June, 1778.”


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