Is the Monmouth County Historical Association a government agency?

No. While a portion of our annual income comes from generous support via grants by both the New Jersey Historical Commission and Monmouth County, we are a stand alone 501(c)(3) non-profit entity and as such maintain our own Board of Trustees along with fiduciary responsibility to raise the funds needed on an annual basis to meet the mission of the Association.

Is there a Museum?

Indeed there is! Within our Headquarters at 70 Court Street in Freehold Borough, portions of our first two floors are maintained as museum galleries for one or more exhibitions at any one time. Please visit our exhibitions page for more information on what is currently available to experience at the Museum.

Is MCHA a membership organization?

Not only is MCHA a membership organization, our membership is crucial to our livelihood. Our membership provides a critical source of underwriting through their fees and they are often our best visitors and volunteers. Not to sound too much like some famous advertising taglines, but membership at MCHA does have its perks. Please visit our membership page to learn more about the benefit of joining MCHA.

Do you have volunteer opportunities?

Our organization is only as good as our volunteers. Volunteerism provides the backbone of the Association’s daily work, particularly with docent services at the Museum and historic houses along with research and upkeep in the research library & archives. Please visit our Volunteers page for more information.

Can I do research on my family?

Through our research library & archives patrons are welcome to either come and research themselves during Museum hours or send an online request and ask our library assistants and volunteers to help.

Is my gift to MCHA a charitable donation?

As a registered 501(c)(3), gifts made to the Monmouth Country Historical Association are tax-deductible.

Is history still relevant?

More than ever, History is relevant. Please click here to learn about the History Relevance campaign of which MCHA is a member.


New Jersey Historical Commission
New Jersey Historic Trust
Monmouth County Historical Commission



Monmouth County Archives
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, New Jersey 07726
(732) 308-3773

Monmouth County Park System
805 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, New Jersey 07738
(732) 842-4000
(732) 975-9747 — Historical Services Division



Sandy Hook Unit Gateway National Recreational Area
P. O. Box 530
Fort Hancock, New Jersey 07732
(732) 872-5953
Historic Properties: Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook National Historic Landmark; Spermaceti Cove Life-Saving Station; Sandy Hook Lighthouse


Allaire Village, Inc.
Rt. 524
Allaire, New Jersey 07727
(732) 938-2253
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 220
Allaire, New Jersey 07727
Contact: John Fabiano, (609) 259-9127

Asbury Park Historical Society
P.O. Box 543
Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712

Atlantic Highlands Historical Society
Adolph Strauss Mansion
27 Prospect Circle, P.O. Box 108
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey 07716
(732) 291-1861

Battleground Historical Society
Village Inn
Main and Water Streets
Englishtown, New Jersey 07726
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 61
Tennent, New Jersey 07763

The Bradley Beach Historical Society, Inc.
c/o Bradley Beach Public Library
511 Fourth Avenue
Bradley Beach, New Jersey 07720

Deal Historical Society
Deal Borough Hall
Durant Square
Deal, New Jersey 07723
(732) 531-1454
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 56
Deal, New Jersey 07723
Contact: Diane Serine Maher, President
Meetings: Second Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m.

Eatontown Historical Committee
Read House Museum
75 Broad Street
Eatontown, New Jersey 07724
(732) 542-4026
Contact: Jeanne Wood, (732) 542-0832
Historic Property: Read House (ca. 1730), 75 Broad Street (administered by the committee, owned by the Town)
Hours: Last Sunday of each month January-November, 12 noon-3 p.m. Holiday open house in December. Tours also by appointment.
Meetings: Third Tuesday of every month

Englishtown Historical Society
c/o Helen Strong
51 Main Street
Englishtown, New Jersey 07726
(732) 446-3276

Fair Haven Historical Society
P.O. Box 72
Fair Haven, New Jersey 07704
Contact: Pat Drummond, (732) 842-3427
Meetings: Held occasionally, at Bicentennial Hall, 25 Cedar Avenue (off River Road), unless otherwise noted

Historical Association of Fair Haven
c/o Tom Freet, Past President
876 River Road
Fair Haven, New Jersey 07704
Contact: Joan Lucky, (732) 741-5868

Farmingdale Historical Society
Elizabeth Grove Museum
Community Center
13 Asbury Avenue
Farmingdale, New Jersey 07727
Meetings: First Monday of every month (some variations,) 7:30 p.m.

Historical Society of Highlands, N.J., Inc.
P.O. Box 13
Highlands, New Jersey 07732

Holmdel Historical Society
Headquarters and Museum
84 Stillwell Road, P.O. Box 282
Holmdel, New Jersey 07733
(732) 946-2743

Howell Historical Society
MacKenzie Museum and Library
427 Lakewood-Farmingdale Road
Howell, New Jersey 07731-8723
(732) 938-2212

Information Age Learning Center
Camp Evans Historic District
2201 Marconi Road
Wall, New Jersey 07719

Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County
Mount’s Corner Shopping Center
Corner of West Main Street (Rt. 537) & Wemrock Road
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

Keansburg Historical Society
59 Carr Avenue
Keansburg, New Jersey 07734
(732) 471-0408

Keyport Historical Society
Steamboat Dock Museum
2 Broad Street, P.O. Box 312
Keyport, New Jersey 07735
(732) 739-6390
Contact: Robert Moore, (732) 583-4440
Hours: May-September, Sundays, 1-4 p.m. and Mondays, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Special appointments and group tours.
Meetings: First Monday of every month (except holidays, then second Monday), 8 p.m.

Little Silver Historical Society
Borough Hall
44 Prospect Avenue
Little Silver, New Jersey 07739
Contact: David E. Griffiths, (732) 741-3137
Historic Property: Little Silver Post Office Museum, (ca. 1880s, owned by Town), adjacent to Borough Hall
Hours: Sundays, 2-4 p.m.; closed February-March

Long Branch Historical Association
116 Morris Avenue
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
(732) 229-2396
Contact:Joseph Reale, Jr., President
Historic Property: The Church Street School (1891, on State and National Registers of Historic Places), 469 Church Street
Meetings: Last Wednesday of every month, City Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Long Branch Historical Museum Association
Church of the Presidents
St. James Chapel
1260 Ocean Avenue
Elberon, New Jersey
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2204
Elberon, N.J. 07740
Contact: Karen Van Hise-Gunthner, President, (732) 223-0874

Friends of the Macleod-Rice House at Croydon Hall
MacLeod-Rice House
Croydon Hall
900 Leonardville Road
Leonardo, New Jersey 07737
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4262
Middletown, New Jersey 07748

Matawan Historical Society
Burrowes Mansion Museum
94 Main Street
Matawan, New Jersey 07747
(732) 566-5605
Mailing Address:
24 Monroe Street
Matawan, New Jersey 07747
Contact: Sarah Ellison, Head Docent, (732) 566-3817
Historic Property: Burrowes Mansion (administered by Society, owned by Town)
Hours: First and third Sundays, 2-4 p.m., and by appointment
Meetings: Fourth Monday of every month, September through June, 7:30 p.m.

Middletown Township Historical Society
Poricy Park
345 Oak Hill Road
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 180
Middletown, New Jersey 07748
Contact: Randall Gabrielan, (732) 671-2645
Meetings: Third Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m.

Friends of Monmouth Battlefield
State Park Service
The Craig House
Schibanoff Road
Freehold, New Jersey 07747
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 122
Tennent, New Jersey 07763
Contact: Jim Raleigh, President, (732) 946-4921
David Martin, 1st Vice President, (609) 448-6355
Historic Property: The Craig House, Schibanoff Road off Route 9 South (administered by the Society, owned by the State as part of the Monmouth Battlefield State Park)
Meetings: First Wednesday of every month, 8 p.m., the Battlefield Park Visitor Center

Monmouth Beach Historical Society
c/o Monmouth Beach Cultural Center
128 Ocean Avenue
Monmouth Beach, New Jersey 07750
Cultural Center, (732) 229-4320
Contact: Greg Kelly, (732) 229-6594
Historic Property: Life-Saving Station #4, 128 Ocean Avenue
Meetings: First Saturday of every month

Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America
New Jersey Scout Museum
705 Ginesi Drive
Morganville, New Jersey 07751
(732) 862-1282

National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey
(732) 974-5966

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association
P.O. Box 6498
Fair Haven, NJ 07704

Township of Neptune Historical Society
Neptune Township Public Library
25 Neptune Boulevard
Neptune, New Jersey 07754
Contact: Evelyn Stryker-Lewis, (732) 775-8241 ext. 306

Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Eden Woolley House
703 Deal Road, P.O. Box 516
Oakhurst, New Jersey 07755
(732) 531-2136

Historical Society of Ocean Grove
50 Pitman Avenue, P.O. Box 446
Ocean Grove, New Jersey 07756
(732) 774-1869

Poricy Park Citizens Committee
Murray Farmhouse
345 Oakhill Road, P.O. Box 36
Middletown, New Jersey 07748
Poricy Park Nature Center, (732) 842-5966
Contact: Ellen Jackson, Curator
Historic Property: Murray Farmhouse (administered by the committee, owned by the township)
Hours: Usually last Sunday of every month, 1-3 p.m.

Rumson Historic Preservation Commission
80 East River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
Contact: Charles F. Shay, Chairman

Shrewsbury Historical Society
419 Sycamore Avenue, P.O. Box 333
Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702
(732) 530-7974
Contact: Donald W. Burden, (732) 747-3635
Meetings: October, March, May

Spring Lake Historical Society
Municipal Building
2nd Floor, Fifth and Warren Avenues
P.O. Box 703
Spring Lake, New Jersey 07762
(732) 449-0772

Squan Village Historical Society
Bailey-Reed Museum
105 South Street, P.O. Box 262
Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
(732) 223-6770

Twin Lights Historical Society
c/o Twin Lights Historic Site
Lighthouse Road
Highlands, New Jersey 07732
(732) 872-1814

Union Landing Historical Society
P.O. Box 473
Brielle, New Jersey 08730

Old Wall Historical Society
Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
1701 New Bedford Road, P.O. Box 1203
Wall, New Jersey 07719
(732) 974-1430
Contact: Mrs. De Hearn, (732) 681-3806
Historic Property: Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum and Blansingburg School House, 1701 New Bedford Road
Hours: Sundays, 1-4 p.m. or by appointment
Meetings: Third Wednesday of every month (except July, August, December), 8 p.m.

West Long Branch Historical Society
P. O. Box 151
West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764
Contact: Tom Cameron, (732) 222-7375

T. Thomas Fortune Foundation
94 Drs James Parker Blvd
Red Bank , NJ 07701
(732) 759-0485

Church of the Seven Presidents
1260 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch NJ 07740