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IMAGE Colts Neck Community Church Fall Festival 2014
Sunday, 19 October 2014
COLTS NECK, NJ - Driving along a winding road covered in autumns painted glow, there was such peace.  White painted paddocks, country roads, and... Read More...
IMAGE Jersey Shore Walk Now for Autism Speaks Raises $210,000
Sunday, 19 October 2014
Long Branch, NJ – More than 1,500people, including individuals with autism, their families and friends, joined together in the rain on Saturday,... Read More...
Park System Plans Fall Craft Show at Fort Monmouth Rec Center
Sunday, 19 October 2014
TINTON FALLS —  From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, the Monmouth County Park System will host its Fall Craft Show at the Fort Monmouth... Read More...
Rutgers Professor to Discuss Rising Sea Levels
Sunday, 19 October 2014
LINCROFT, NJ  – Two experts on rising sea levels will discuss how New Jersey -- and the entire Mid-Atlantic Region -- will be affected by... Read More...
IMAGE Newman Springs Dental Care Raises Money for Parker Family Health Center & St Jude’s Hospital
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Lincroft, NJ - Drs. Mitchel Friedman and Julia Cintron of Newman Springs Dental Care in Lincroft believe that having a whiter smile can do more... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Review - The Skeleton Twins
by David Prown
Sunday, 19 October 2014
Recently a good friend shared that she was very amped up to see the new movie "The Skeleton Twins" playing at the Bow Tie in Red Bank. She is a big... Read More...
IMAGE Halloween Special Feature: Remembering Hans Holzer’s Paranormal Investigations in NJ (Part I)
by Dennis
Sunday, 19 October 2014
When it came to ghosts, ghouls, and stories from beyond the grave, few spoke as authoritatively as the late Dr. Hans Holzer. The Austrian-born... Read More...
IMAGE Who Put a Silver Bracelet on a Bird?
by Joe Reynolds
Saturday, 18 October 2014
As autumn progresses around New York Harbor (including the lower reaches of Sandy Hook Bay and Raritan Bay), royalty has returned to our sandy... Read More...
IMAGE Individualism and Group Activities Reconsidered
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 17 October 2014
A short while ago, one of the high school students in my church told me that she hates group projects.  She finished her part already, but... Read More...
IMAGE Henry Hudson Tri-District Education Foundation to Support STEM and Athletic Programs
by Jack Archibald
Friday, 17 October 2014
In the competitive landscape of education, today’s students need every advantage to get ahead.  There are many things that factor into a... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Mon Oct 20 @ 7:30PM -
Film: Chasing Ice
Mon Oct 20 @ 8:00PM -
Middletown Township Committee Meeting
Wed Oct 22 @ 9:30AM - 10:00AM
Baby Story Time Ages 10 – 24 months
Wed Oct 22 @10:30AM - 10:50AM
Toddler Story Time Ages 2 & 3
Thu Oct 23 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Middletown Mayor Open Office Hours

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.