FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Historical Association has introduced a free app for Android devices to accompany the popular exhibition “Spirituals to Soul: African American Musical Heritage in Monmouth 1880-1980” currently on display at the Museum at 70 Court St.

The app can be downloaded in the Google Play store and used by museum visitors to enhance their experience touring the exhibition. The app includes an introductory section and eight recording stations. The recordings showcase the music of each of the six musical genres along with descriptions of local venues and recording from local record labels. To find the app, search for Monmouth County Historical Association in the Google Play store.

The “Spirituals to Soul” app was designed and created by Sean Flebbe, a Neptune High School freshman. He created the app for Android devices because he and his family use Android phones and is currently working on the app for Apple devices. Sean recently completed a summer course at Brookdale Community College on computer gaming.

“We are grateful to have Sean as one of our volunteers and to be able to use his talents in computers and coding to bring excitement and interest to our newest exhibition,” said Association Director Dr. Evelyn C. Murphy, “and we appreciate all of the other teenagers and young adults who volunteer with us as well.”

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 in Freehold.  Museum hours are: Tuesdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Library is open Wednesdays through Saturdays.  The Historic Houses are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from May 1 through September 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  For further information about the Association, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit the web site at www.monmouthhistory.org 

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