MCHA’s Daffodils & Daiquiris Taylor-Butler Open House




Toast The Arrival of Spring at

MCHA’s Daffodils & Daiquiris Taylor-Butler Open House



MIDDLETOWN – The Monmouth County Historical Association is throwing open the doors of the Taylor-Butler house in Middletown for the annual Daffodils & Daiquiris Open House Friday, May 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.  All are welcome to join in toasting the arrival of spring and the kick off of Weekend in Old Monmouth.

In addition to enjoying drinks and lite fare at this historic house museum, attendees will have the opportunity to view the current exhibit featuring oil paintings of Monmouth County residents dating from the 1800’s curated from the MCHA permanent collection.

MCHA President Linda W. Bricker states that “this is a wonderful opportunity for the public to view our collection and this remarkable historic house museum before we officially open to the public. Come join us at this popular event to kick off our open season.”

Taylor-Butler House is an elegant Victorian mansion situated on five wooded acres within the beautiful Middletown Village Historic District and was built in 1853 by Joseph Dorset Taylor and his bride, Mary Holmes Taylor. The house reflected the wealth and status that they had acquired in New York’s China trade, as well as their pride as descendants of one of Monmouth County’s oldest families.

Taylor-Butler House is located at 127 Kings Highway in Middletown.  The house is available for rent for private events and meetings.  Daffodils & Daiquiris is open to the public at no charge.

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Photo caption:  Monmouth County Historical Association’s Taylor-Butler House, 127 Kings Highway, Middletown

About MCHA

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898. MCHA’s Museum and Library & Archives are located at 70 Court Street in Freehold.  MCHA owns five Historic House Museums throughout the county including the Allen House, Shrewsbury; Covenhoven House, Freehold; Holmes Hendrickson House, Holmdel; and Marlpit Hall and Taylor-Butler House, Middletown which are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from May 1 through September 30.  For further information, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit the website at MCHA received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Press Contact: Lisa Maher,  732.462.1466 x20

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