Past Events

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May 4th and 5th

Art Show at the Museum in Memory of JoAnne Zezula

The Brick Township Historical Society will honor the late Joanne Zezula who was a well known local artist, history teacher and a founding member of the the Society with some of her works and some from her artist friends.  This will be at the Havens Homestead Museum, 521 Herbertsville Rd. on May 4 and 5 from 10 am to 2 pm on both days.  Admission is free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.

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April 20th, 2024  (Rain Date April 21, 2024)

Giant Annual Yard Sale

The Brick Township Historical Society will hold its Annual Giant Yard Sale at its Havens Homestead Museum property, 521 Herbertsville Rd.  There will be a vast selection of reasonably priced merchandise plus an array of costume jewelry.  A NJ licensed dealer will be available to buy unwanted gold/silver.  The society will host a homemade bake sale.  The Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop will have specials.

Admission is free.

Parking is in a lot 150 ft. east of the museum accessed by a blue sign that says “Havens Farm.”  

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March 12th, 2024

Meeting

The Brick Township Historical Society will hold a meeting at 7:30 pm at the Herbertsville Firehouse, 601 Herbertsville Rd.  Daniel J. Lieb of the NJ Historical Divers Association will present a program about the mystery of a local shipwreck and how it was identified.  A careful review of the artifacts recovered over the years by area divers and an exhaustive search of public records was needed before positive identification of the wreck could be ascertained.

Meetings are open to the public.  Please enter the firehouse in the rear by the door on the right on ground level.

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December 9, 2023 – Order by November 30, 2023

Holiday Cookie Sale

The Brick Township Historical Society will be having its 3rd Annual Holiday Cookie Sale at its Havens Homestead Museum, 521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.  A one-pound decorated box of homemade cookies is $10.  Cookies need to be pre-ordered by calling 732-458-6266 by Nov. 30.  They can be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the museum between 10 am and Noon.  They will be packed on Friday, Dec. 8, so if you call the museum (732-785-2500) that morning, it may be possible to pick them up on Friday.

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November 14, 2023

Meeting

The Brick Township Historical Society will hold a meeting 7:30 pm Nov. 14 at the Herbertsville Firehouse, 601 Herbertsville Rd.  A traditional bluegrass band, “The Last Whippoorwill” will perform and present a program incorporating the history of bluegrass music.  This Brick-based band includes Harry Chadwick, guitar; Jeff Propert, mandolin; Dave MacDonald, bass; Carl Baron, banjo; and Joe Fili, fiddle.  They perform in the tri-state area and appeared at the Ocean County Fair on July 14th.  The title of their CD, “In The Tradition,” says it all.  

Admission is free, and the public is welcome.  Please park in the rear of the firehouse and enter by the door on the right on ground level.

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October 7, 2023

LIBERTY HALL MUSEUM

The Brick Township Historical Society will sponsor a trip to LIBERTY HALL MUSEUM at Kean University on Oct. 7.  This museum is a historic home where many influential people lived.  It was originally a fourteen-room Georgian-style house built in 1772.  Today it is a fifty-room Victorian Italianate mansion with an array of horticulture and some of the oldest trees in NJ.  Cost is $75 which includes transportation, driver gratuity and admission.  Lunch is on your own at the famous HAROLD’S DELI in Edison.  The bus departs and returns to Laurel Square Shopping Center, 1930 Rt. 88 in Brick.  For a reservation call 732-785-2500 and leave your name and number clearly.  You will be called back.

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September 12, 2023

Meeting

The Brick Township Historical Society will hold a meeting Sept.12 at 7:30 pm at the Herbertsville Firehouse, 601 Herbertsville Rd.  Mr. John Stewart will portray President Thomas Jefferson in clothing, language and ideas.  He will be speaking on the events leading up to the Louisiana Purchase which could be considered Jefferson’s greatest achievement while president.  An important part of the presentation will be Stewart’s answering questions from the audience while entertaining with his convincing portrayal.  Admission is free and the public is welcome.  Please park in the rear of the firehouse and enter by the door on the right on ground level.

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September 9, 2023  Rain Date September 10, 2023

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

The Brick Township Historical Social will hold an ice cream social on Sept. 9 from Noon to 3 pm.  If it rains, it will be Sept. 10, same hours. SUNDAES on Rt. 88 in Point Pleasant is graciously donating the ice cream.  Guests are invited to join in for an afternoon enjoying sundaes, root beer floats and ice cream sodas.  Donation for each is $4.00.  Tables and chairs will be set up.  You are invited to bring your lunch (but no grilling).  If you wish to reserve a table, please call the museum at 732-785-2500 and leave your name and number clearly.  You will be called back.

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August 5 and 6, 2023

CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT – FREE ADMISSION

The Brick Township Historical Society will host the 61st New York Regiment for a Civil War Encampment on its Havens Homestead Museum Property, 521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.  The soldiers will camp out for the weekend, marching, firing guns, interacting with the public and explaining what life was like during an encampment.  They sleep in tents and make their own food over a fire pit.  

The historical society will be grilling and selling hamburgers and hot dogs, soft drinks, and also, have a homemade bake sale.  The Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop will feature specials and a large array of costume jewelry.  Tours of the museum are available.  Admission to all is free and donations are greatly appreciated.

There will be a licensed New Jersey gold/silver dealer available to buy your unwanted metals on the first day of the Encampment, August 5.  This gentleman has been at the society’s yard sales for many years.

Visiting hours for the public to the Encampment are 10 am to 3 pm on August 5 and 10 am to 2 pm on August 6.