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IMAGE 2014 Harvest Home Festival Set for Sept. 28
Thursday, 28 August 2014
PHOTO: Experience old-fashioned fun as it was a century ago at Harvest Home Festival on Sunday, September 28 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Historic... Read More...
Gregory Mass, of Middletown, to be Honored by NJIT
Thursday, 28 August 2014
NJIT’s Gregory Mass to Receive 2014 Board of Overseers NJIT Excellence in Service Award NEWARK, Aug. 19, 2014-- For nearly three decades, Gregory... Read More...
Insurance Tips for Students Off to College
Thursday, 28 August 2014
TRENTON, NJ – As students prepare to return to or attend college for the first time, insurance issues, understandably, are not always foremost in... Read More...
High School Students Required to Learn CPR and Use of AED
Thursday, 28 August 2014
“Community of Life Savers” Program Well Positioned to Equip Students with Critical Skills Neptune, NJ – Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno has signed... Read More...
Belmar Launches Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Thursday, 28 August 2014
BELMAR, NJ - Today Mayor Matt Doherty announced that Belmar is currently seeking volunteers to join a newly formed C.E.R.T. Team (Community Emergency... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE College Consultants Can Help Coax Students into the More Selective Schools
by wjoreilly
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Some high school students are unstoppable in their quest to get into the most selective of colleges--the Harvards, Yales and Princetons.They don't... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Boyhood
by David Prown
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
I have a sense I saw previews about the film “Boyhood” quite a while ago and looked quite engaging.  But where the heck in this world am I... Read More...
IMAGE Sinsations or Sonsations
by George Hancock-Stefan
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Driving on Route 36, towards the Parkway, on the right side of the road, one sees the advertisement for a new club called Sinsations. One has to... Read More...
IMAGE Weird Looking Night Heron Offspring
by Joe Reynolds
Monday, 25 August 2014
Just before dusk, a stout, short-necked, and smoky colored bird glided past me and into the tidal wetlands near Raritan Bay. “What do we have... Read More...
IMAGE Multiple Sclerosis Becomes Counselor's Asset
by Daniel J. Vance
Sunday, 24 August 2014
During most of the '70s, Kathe Skinner, now a 65-year-old licensed marriage family therapist in Colorado Springs, Colorado, couldn't figure out what... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Thu Aug 28 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Middletown Mayor Open Office Hours
Tue Sep 02 @ 8:00PM -
Middletown Township Committee Workshop
Thu Sep 04 @ 4:00PM -
Special Preschool Storytime - AH Library
Mon Sep 08 @10:00AM -
Monday Mix - AH
Mon Sep 08 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
PFLAG Meets

SHREWSBURY, NJ - Monmouth County Historical Association will again participate in the annual Holiday Lantern Tours of Shrewsbury’s Historic Four Corners, a National and State designated Historic District, on Friday evening, December 7.  On this special evening, the historic buildings at the corners of Broad Street and Sycamore Avenue will be open to welcome the public. Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and are by reservation only. 

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The tours will include four historic properties: Monmouth County Historical Association’s Allen House, which was built circa 1710; Christ Church (1769); the Presbyterian Church (1822); and Shrewsbury Friends Meeting House (1816).  At the Allen House, which served the community as a tavern in the mid-18th century, visitors will be greeted by the tavern keeper and his family who will illustrate tavern life through dramatic first-person storytelling.  Live instrumental music and singing by Heather MacDonald will be followed by cookies and cider generously donated by Foodtown in Red Bank, and general merriment.

In Christ Church, the Rev. Harry Finch, who served as rector from 1830 - 1863, along with many of his notable 18th and 19th century parishioners, will be on hand to guide visitors through the church.  Christ Church’s bazaar opens on the night of Lantern Tours for visitor shopping.  Tours of the Presbyterian Church will also be offered; the second church building on that site constructed 22 years after their original church burned in 1800.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the Shrewsbury Friends Meeting House, learn more about the Quakers’ unique style of worship, and be treated to light refreshments.

The cost of tickets is $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for children 12 and under.  Tours leave from Christ Church located at 380 Sycamore Avenue.   Please call Renee at 732-915-5862 to reserve a place on the tour.

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that works to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898.  The Historical Association’s Museum and Library is located at 70 Court Street, Freehold, New Jersey.  Museum hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Library is open Wednesday through Saturday.  For membership or admission fees and further information, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit our web site at www.monmouthhistory.org.