Plan Your Visit

June 4 Advocates Opening Reception
June 5 Conference
Conference Reception
Celebrate Monmouth County History
League of Historical Societies Meeting, Luncheon & Historic House Tours

The June 4th Opening Reception will be held at Thompson Hall, 805 Newman Springs Rd in Lincroft.

Driving Directions to Thompson Hall:
Garden State Parkway to exit 109. Southbound, turn right onto Rt. 520 West (Newman Springs Rd.); Northbound, turn left onto Rt. 520 West 2.2 miles to Park (past M.T. Thompson park and Brookdale College entrance) on left.
State Hwy. 34 to Rt. 520 east. Southbound, turn left; northbound, turn right. Follow Rt. 520 east to Park entrance.

Click here to see location map (PDF).

The June 5 Conference will be held at Brookdale Community College on Newman Springs Road in Lincroft.

Driving Directions to Brookdale Community College:
Click here to see Brookdale Community College’s maps and directions web page.  Go to "Main Lincroft campus" for driving directions.  Click on the campus map to identify roads leading to the Parking Lot 7 and the Collins Arena for registration.  Most educational sessions will be held at the Warner Student Life Center.

For more specific directions, call Brookdale police at 732-224-2352.

Public Transportation to the Brookdale Community College Lincroft Campus:
The NJ Transit No. 833 bus between Red Bank and Freehold stops at the Lincroft campus, outside the Brookdale Administrative Center near parking lot 3 by the NJ Transit bus shelter. The route runs between the Freehold Bus Terminal and the Red Bank Train Station, with departure and arrival times coordinated with the North Jersey Coast trains.  From parking lot 3, conference visitors should walk through campus to the Collins Arena for registration. 

Conference Reception

The post-conference reception is a great time to catch up with colleagues and enjoy some light refreshments and local music. Riverside Bluegrass Band will be our entertainment for the evening. Visit their website at:

The reception will take place from 5:15 to 7:00 pm in the Student Life Center Lounge.



Molly Pitcher Inn
888 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank
A block of rooms have been reserved at the rate of $169 plus tax per night for the nights of June 4 and 5, 2014.  The Inn is an approximately 12 minute drive to/from Brookdale Community College or Thompson Park. To make your reservation use the group code NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference.  Reservations must be made prior to April 20, 2014.

Courtyard Lincroft Red Bank
245 Half Mile Road, Red Bank
A block of rooms have been reserved at the rate of $149.00 plus tax per night for June 4, 5, and 6 (You do not need to reserve a room for all three days to take advantage of the rate.) The Courtyard is an approximately 8 minute drive to/from Brookdale Community College or Thompson Park.  To make your reservation, use the link below
Click here to book with the conference group rate. OR:

Call Marriott Reservations at (800) 321-2211 or (732) 530-5552 on or before Wednesday, May 7, 2014 and identify yourself as part of the  New Jersey History and Historical Preservation Conference Room Block.  All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card.

Celebrate Monmouth County History

The following heritage sites are cooperatively advertising for the History and Historic Preservation Conference.  Plan to visit some local history before or after the conference!

Camp Evans National Historic Landmark / InfoAge Science Center
The 37 acre site with sixteen buildings is a remarkable time capsule of a WWII secret radar laboratory. The site has extensive history: early wireless innovation, WWI Naval communication, WWII home front, women’s history, McCarthyism, space exploration, weather satellites, and Cold War innovation.

2201 Marconi Rd
Wall, NJ 07719

Hours: Wed, Sat, Sun 1pm – 5pm
ADA accessible: Y
Parking: on site

Christ Church, Shrewsbury
Founded in 1702, the present church building dates from 1769 and was designed by noted colonial architect Robert Smith. The church features canopied pews, an historic Odell tracker organ, a tower clock and bell, and mid-twentieth century stained glass windows.

380 Sycamore Avenue
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
(732) 741-2220

Hours: 9 am - 2 pm Tu-Fr
Parking: on site

Eden Wooley House / Township of Ocean Historical Museum
The Wooleys were an early and influential Monmouth County family, constructing the first part of this house in the 1700s, expanding it in the 1830s. It was saved from in 2005, moving it to its current location, where it was restored and opened as a museum 2009.

703 Deal Road
Ocean, NJ 07712
(732) 531-2136

Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 1 - 4 pm; 1st & 2nd Sun. of Month 1 - 4 pm; Thurs Evening 7-9 pm, April to Dec
Parking: on site

The Historic Village at Allaire
The Historic Village at Allaire is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit living history museum dedicated to interpreting and preserving the local history of the Howell Iron Works in the early 19th century.

4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall, NJ 07727
(732) 919-3500

Hours: Varies by season, check website for most up to date information
ADA: Y, most buildings
Parking: on site

St. Georges by the River Episcopal Church, Rumson
First established in 1874 as St. George’s-on-the-Hill on Bellevue Avenue, the present structure was consecrated in 1908 and expanded to eventually include the parish hall, rectory, cloister, offices, chantry and Chapel of the Resurrection.

7 Lincoln Ave
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 842-0596

Hours: 9am-4:30pm
ADA: Y, Wheelchair ramp
Parking: Street

Woodrow Wilson Hall National Historic Landmark / Monmouth University
Formerly known as Shadow Lawn, this mansion was built in 1929 for former F.W. Woolworth Co. president Hubert Templeton Parson and designed by Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer and assistant Julian Abele, the first African-American professional architect.  Visitors may also recognize it as the setting for the 1982 film Annie

400 Cedar Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07764
(732) 571-3400

Hours: Typically extensive, but varies over school year
Parking: Lot 18 on Larchwood Ave

Historic Walking Tours of Ocean Grove / Ocean Grove Historical Society*
Ocean Grove was founded as a Camp Meeting site in 1869. At one time, 660 tents were leased or owned throughout Ocean Grove by individuals seeking respite and religious renewal. Now only 114 tents remain. The Historical Society operates a museum at 50 Pitman Avenue and a historic house museum, Centennial Cottage, at 43 McClintock Avenue. We offer weekly walking tours of our museum, Great Auditorium, Centennial Cottage and the interior of a tent. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens.

50 Pitman Avenue
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
(732) 571-3400

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00-4:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00-5:00, Tours are available during the summer season on Wednesdays & Fridays at 1pm and Saturdays at 11am.
ADA: Museum accessible on 1st floor, Centennial Cottage & tents are not accessible, Great Auditorium is accessible
Parking: Free Street Parking

Court Street School Education Community Center
Initially constructed in 1921 and later expanded in 1926, this Colonial Revival style brick schoolhouse was designed by locally prominent architect Warren H. Conover. The Court Street School is associated with the history of early-twentieth century education in Freehold, and has long been a major focal point of its African-American community. Today, the school provides a wide variety of education programs for Freehold's youth.

125 Court Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 462-1064

Hours: M-F, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Parking: Y

National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey
The National Guard Militia Museum of NJ was founded in 1992 at the Sea Girt National Guard Training Center, a training venue for the state’s National Guard since 1885 and the summer residence of New Jersey’s governors, whose notable visitors include Amelia Earhart, Will Rogers, and President Teddy Roosevelt. Massive rallies were held supporting the presidential candidacies of Al Smith in 1928 and Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932. Units were organized at Sea Girt for service in the Spanish American War and World War I. The site was also a center for rescue efforts during the Morro Castle disaster.

Sea Girt Ave & Camp Drive
Sea Girt, NJ 08750

Hours: 7 Days/wk, 10 am - 3 pm
Parking: Y

League of Historical Societies Meeting June 7 in Middletown

Join the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey at its June 7th meeting, hosted by the Monmouth County Historical Association at the Taylor-Butler House. Download the Meeting Agenda and Registration Form.

127 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748

Meeting: 9am - Noon
Farm-to-Table Luncheon: Noon - 1pm
King George III's Birthday Celebration at Marlpit Hall and Historic House Tours: 1pm - 4pm

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