mcha sandy exhibitionPHOTO: (l to r) Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Deputy Director John P. Curley, Director Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Guest Curator Professor Melissa Ziobro, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, and Interim Director Chuck Jones at the opening of "Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers" exhibition at the Monmouth County Historical Association in Freehold.

FREEHOLD – Over 120 guests attended Monmouth County Historical Association’s preview reception for its newest exhibition, Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers on October 29 at the Museum at 70 Court Street.

The exhibition marks the fifth anniversary of the Storm making landfall along our shores and explores the impact of this record storm and its effects on the people and on communities in the area, using their own words, photographs, and artifacts. "After altering the lives of so many people and communities in such a dramatic way, Sandy deserved MCHA’s immediate attention." expressed MCHA President Linda Bricker. "The turnout at this event shows that Superstorm Sandy is a story of great interest which should be documented while those impacted can relate personal experiences.”

Monmouth County Historical Association began its efforts to document Superstorm Sandy’s impact on the County with an eye toward this exhibition nearly a year ago. Tracking Sandy reminds visitors that after five years not everyone has rebuilt, nor has everyone been made whole, nor can anyone be sure what Sandy means going forward. Five years later, we as a County are still Tracking Sandy, and hoping that lessons learned in her aftermath can help us in the future.  The exhibition includes oral histories presented on listening devices, interactive activities, artifacts, internet and print resources, and preparedness education. MCHA would like to acknowledge Guest Curator, Melissa Ziobro, Specialist Professor of Public History, Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University, and the generous assistance of many institutions and individuals in the preparation of this show.

The exhibition will be open through mid-2018. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to Association members. General Admission is $5.00 with special group rates and reduced prices for students and senior citizens.