mcha 2016 annual meetingPHOTO: MCHA President Linda Bricker speaking to attendees at the 2016 Annual Meeting at the Two River Theater

RED BANK-   Monmouth County Historical Association is hosting their 118th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 31, at the Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave.

Gilda Rogers, Co-chair of The T. Thomas Fortune Project Committee will be the guest speaker. Rogers will discuss the story behind the creative public-private partnership that is saving the T. Thomas Fortune House. This treasured structure, located in Red Bank, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is significant because of its role in African American history.

The meeting is open to the public at no charge. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:00 meeting. The evening will begin with a brief business meeting including elections of trustees, followed by the program and light refreshments.

In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on February 7.

Monmouth County Historical Association, a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898 comprises a Museum, Archives, Research Library in Freehold and Five Historic House Museums located around the county.  The Museum and Research Library is located at 70 Court Street in Freehold.  Museum hours are: Tuesdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Research Library hours are: Wednesdays –Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Five Historic House Museums around the County are open seasonally.  For further information about the Association, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit the 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.