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IMAGE Mayor Declares July 13 William Kennelly, Sr. Day
Monday, 28 July 2014
PHOTO: From left to right: Mayor Stephanie Murray,  Firefighter William Kennelly Sr., Fire Chief Peter Laimann, and 3rd Assistant Chief... Read More...
IMAGE 7 New Middletown Police Officers Take the Oath
Monday, 28 July 2014
PHOTO: Officer Erica Weeks is sworn in.  Her father, Timothy Weeks, is holding the Bible. MIDDLETOWN- The Middletown Township Police Department... Read More...
NJ Shows Mixed Progress in Protecting Children
Monday, 28 July 2014
NEW JERSEY - While New Jersey has made progress in improving its child protection system, it would be ill‐advised to relax court‐ordered... Read More...
IMAGE Police Arrest Two After Fight at Wedding Reception
Monday, 28 July 2014
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - On July 27, 2014 at approximately 10:30 pm a large fight broke out at a wedding reception being held at Jacques Reception Hall... Read More...
IMAGE Asbury Park 5K to be Held August 9th
Monday, 28 July 2014
PHOTO: Start of 2013 Asbury Park 5K ASBURY PARK, NJ - The eleventh annual Asbury Park 5K road race is August 9, 2014 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and it... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Adoption Involving Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Laura Bloch adored his picture. “My husband and I had just been approved through an adoption agency and the agency sent out a letter with a picture... Read More...
IMAGE Is It The Shadow?
by Woody Zimmerman
Friday, 25 July 2014
“Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of man? (Hoo-hoo-hoo-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!) The Shadow...” Starting in the 1930s, and extending well into... Read More...
IMAGE Spectator’s Observations
by George Hancock-Stefan
Thursday, 24 July 2014
During the World Cup, I watched as many games as possible. I watched them here at home, I watched a couple of games in Turkey where they were... Read More...
IMAGE What Does the Fox Say?
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 24 July 2014
As a long-time Middletown resident and a nature lover, I have seen my share of backyard critters. We have mice, voles, squirrels, raccoons, skunks,... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - July 24, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Thursday, 24 July 2014
I created a page called "Fact Jack".  If you want, like it on Facebook http://bit.ly/FactJackFb or follow on... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Tue Jul 29 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Summer Mini-Camp
Wed Jul 30 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Summer Mini-Camp
Mon Aug 04 @ 8:00PM -
Middletown Township Committee Workshop Meeting
Tue Aug 05 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Summer Mini-Camp
Wed Aug 06 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Summer Mini-Camp

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.