FREEHOLD, NJ - As part of its “Historically Speaking” lecture series, Monmouth County Historical Association is pleased to welcome Joseph G. Bilby to speak on Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. The lecture will be held at the Association’s Headquarters, 70 Court Street, Freehold. Mr. Bilby will speak on his recent publication, Monmouth Court House: The Battle that Made the American Army,” which he co-wrote with his daughter Katherine Bilby Jenkins.


Mr. Bilby received his MA in History from Seton Hall University and is currently the Assistant Curator of the New Jersey National Guard and Militia Museum in Sea Girt, and a free lance writer and historical consultant. He has published numerous articles and books on New Jersey history, military history and outdoor subjects. His book, Monmouth Courthouse, takes a new look at the battle, setting it within the context of the revolutionary struggle in New Jersey and Monmouth County as well as discussing its legacy and how it was viewed in the 19th and 20th centuries. Copies of the book will be available for sale after the presentation.

The lecture is open to the public and admission is free. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. Please call 732-462-1466 for further information or to let us know you will attend.

The gallery on the first floor of the Museum, where the lecture will be held, is accessible to persons with disabilities.  If there are any special needs that require accommodation, please contact the Office at 732-462-1466 within 24 hours of the presentation. 

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working 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


            Monmouth County Historical Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.