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          Museum: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

                Research Library: Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

                Offices: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

                Historic House Museums: Generally open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1pm-4pm. Check here for actual hours each weekend. 


The Following Historic House Museums are Open this Weekend:

 

Friday, July 22, 1 - 4 pm Allen House, Covenhoven House, Holmes Hendrickson House, Marlpit Hall, Taylor-Butler House

Saturday, July 23, 1 - 4 pm Marlpit Hall, Taylor-Butler House 

Sunday, July 24, 1 - 4 pm Covenhoven House, Marlpit Hall, Taylor-Butler House

 

Please note that the Historic House Museums are not air-conditioned. In the event of excessive heat, a site might be closed without prior notice.

 

 


New Exhibition Now Open in our Second Floor Galleries

 

 

 

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.  

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.”

Guest Curator - Carol Lowrey, PhD      Curator of Museum Collections - Joseph W. Hammond

Read More about Dr. Lowrey here.        

 


Of the Best Materials and Good Workmanship: 19th Century New Jersey Chairmaking 

 

Held Over Through August 9, 2016

At the Museum: 70 Court Street, Freehold

 
   This exhibition explores the craft of chairmaking in New Jersey from the 1790s to the end of the nineteenth century. This was an era when chairmakers worked actively in virtually every corner of the state, from large cities and towns to small crossroads communities. Many local craftsmen in the New Jersey  area are known today through census records, business directories, account books, and research conducted by furniture students and local historians.
   In this exhibition, examples of documented New Jersey chairs show the range of seating furniture produced in the area. The chairs are accompanied by chairmaking tools and equipment drawn from the collection of William H. MacDonald of Trenton, which was given to the Association in 1958 and later. Other items in the exhibition include portraits, photographs, advertisements, and plates from sales catalogs.

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Updated 29 June, 2016

 

 

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Monmouth County Historical Association received a general operating grant from the the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
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