Ocean Museum Hosting Annual Tea

This year the tea has a new location: the Woman’s Club of Asbury Park in the Wanamassa section of the township

The Township of Ocean Historical Museum will hold it’s “By the Sea” 15th Annual Spring Tea Sat., April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Asbury Park in Wanamassa.

Seating will begin at 1:30 p.m. The tea will be held at the Woman’s Club of Asbury Park in Wanamassa. Tickets are $25 and are available now by calling 732-531-2136 to reserve your space. Single tickets are available, but the most fun is coming with friends and reserving tables for four or eight.

All food is prepared by museum volunteers and includes: tea sandwiches, breads, desserts and scones with whipped cream, butter and jam along with a variety of teas. There will be a gift auction, a boutique of hand quilted crafts and doll clothes, and entertainment. Prizes will be awarded for a fancy hat contest, so plan on wearing a hat.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 15.

All tickets must be purchased in advance. Every year is a sellout so those intending to attend are encouraged to purchase tickets early. No tickets are sold at the door.

The Township of Ocean Historical Museum, founded in 1984, is a member-supported, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Its headquarters, the Eden Woolley House, is one of the few 18th century structures still in existence in the township and is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.), Thursday Evenings (7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 15 through December 15) and the first and second Sundays of each month (1p.m. to 4 p.m.).

The museum offers exhibits on the history of coastal Monmouth County and a full calendar of events. The museum is also 100 percent volunteer supported, with no paid staff. The Museum maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books, and photographs of historical and genealogical interest.

For more information call 732-531-2136.

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