The museum operated by the Ocean Grove Historical Society is scheduled to open on June 11 featuring the exhibit “Honoring Those Who Serve.”
The museum will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the month of June. Those attending are asked to comply with Covid safety regulations.
The exhibition brings together the extensive firemen and police-related collections of the society. It provides an appreciation for all that these two service and protection departments have done for Ocean Grove throughout the Historic District’s history.
The Ocean Grove Police Department ran from 1869 through 1977. The first Fire Department was started in 1886 and still operates today in that capacity. The exhibition includes uniforms and components such as badges, patches, and ceremonial objects, and historical photographs.
In addition, despite the pandemic, the Historical Society will be presenting its 52nd house tour this summer. Due to Covid, however, it will be presented in a different format.
The tour this summer will be held virtually rather than in person. It affords participants the opportunity to watch at a time convenient to them and allows them to focus more on the elements of architecture found in these homes.
The Historical Society will be able to and we are able to provide more historical information regarding specific homes.
The tours of five outstanding homes will be pre-recorded and available for viewing beginning Fri., Aug 6. In order to view the tours, you must purchase a link from the Historical Society and they will be available in July.
Those visiting the museum will see books and photographs on Victorian architecture, interior and exterior design, preservation and restoration, crafts, and furnishings. The new center at the museum will soon be a place for homeowners to research not only Ocean Grove but their own homes as well.