MEET THE AUTHOR - Sandy Hook’s LOST Highland Beach Resort
Oct. 19 @ 7:00 p.m. Virtual BOOK EVENT!
MIDDLETOWN - Susan Sandlass Gardiner will present the “History of the Highland Beach Resort,” which was located on Middletown's Sandy Hook on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. for the Middletown Historical Society.
Gardiner, the granddaughter of the founder of the most popular Monmouth resort in the early part of the 20th century wrote the book which was released this week by Arcadia Publishing.
She will present the background and history of the resort in the virtual presentation.
Built by William Sandlass during the Golden Age of the Jersey Shore, the Highland Beach excursion resort was an iconic landmark for more than seven decades. The resort put Sandy Hook on the map, as hordes of tourists were brought by trains, ferries and automobiles to soak up the sun and enjoy the plentiful amusements. At the once magical playground enjoyed by so many, the families dined and relaxed at Sandlass’ Surf House and Basket Pavilion in the 1890s. Teenagers rocked away the night in the resort’s Bamboo Room in the 1950s. Meet the characters who shaped the land and had the vision for a storied resort wiped away by time, technology and politics. Excerpts from the book have been released on Facebook over the past several weeks.
To participate, visit the Middletown Society’s website at MiddltownNJHIsstory.org
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