The Monmouth County Historical Association will open a special new exhibit on 2 November entitled “A Family Reunited: The Conover Portraits.” Seven portraits of Tunis V. Conover of Marlboro, his wife Rebecca Crawford Conover, and their three children Hendrick S., Anne B., and William I. Conover, were painted between 1819 and 1855 by three artists […]
Polite and Useful Education: Pictorial Needlework Embroidery Eight works ranging in date from 1706 to 1985 represent the highest achievement in female needlework art, being the culmination of a young girl’s training with the needle. They include such subjects as religious scenes, mourning memorials, depictions of buildings, and simply decorative designs. Six of the pictures […]
Summer at the Jersey Shore The months of June through August mean a time of sun, fun, and outdoor activities at the Jersey Shore. Monmouth County Historical Association now features an exhibition that captures some of the various pastimes that were offered to visitors years ago during the summer season.
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.
This exhibition features a selection of portraits from the permanent collection of MCHA that surveys the styles of portraiture available to residents of New Jersey and elsewhere in the nineteenth century.
Hartshorne: Eight Generations and Their Highlands Estate Called Portland. This exhibition told the story of this remarkable Monmouth County, NJ family and their historic property from the 1660s to the mid-20th century.
Spirituals to Soul: African American Musical Heritage in Monmouth explored the development of African American music in Monmouth County, NJ from 1880 to 1980. Through photos and memorabilia, the exhibit traced the development of spirituals, jazz, gospel, rhythm & blues, doo wop, and soul music along with the venues in which the music was performed.
Traveling portrait artist and New Jersey resident Micah Williams (1782-1837) was a prolific artist who has 272 known existing works. His works are represented in many major museums and are highly sought after by folk art collectors.