Past Events

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September 20th, 2019

Trip to the Crown Exibit at Winterthur in DE

The fall trip for the society will be to visit Winterthur, the extraordinary estate of Henry Francis DuPont. There will be a tour of period rooms and display areas, a tram ride through the landscape gardens (weather permitting) and the featured exhibit, “Costumes of the Crown Exhibit.” There are 40 historically inspired outfits from the hit Netflix series.

The cost is $85 for members and $90 for non-members and includes transportation, all admissions and a voucher for lunch at the Garden Café. To check availability or for a reservation, email the website at: contact@bricktownshiphistoricalsociety.com or call 732-785-2500.

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September 10th, 2019

Society Meeting

Meeting of the Brick Township Historical Society – 7:30 pm at the Herbertsville Firehouse, 601 Herbertsville Rd., Brick – Program called “Going, Going, Mostly Gone” by Marc Lipman, an adjunct professor at Middlesex County College and docent and trustee of the Barnegat Light Historical Society.

Mr. Lipman will give a slide program showing objects and places in the history of Barnegat Light that were the subjects of natural and man-made disasters. Some of them are still standing. The program will include ships that sank off coast in that area, the crash of the Navy airship the Akron, old hotels, lighthouses, trains, trolleys, the Coast Guard Station, the railroad station, the schoolhouse and other buildings.

Meetings are open to the public; free admission

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September 8th

Ice Cream Social – Picnic – Fall Festival

The Society will host an Ice Cream Social with a Picnic & Fall Festival from 12 noon to 4 pm, rain or shine.  People are welcome to bring their own picnic foods (no grills please) and can reserve a table by calling 732-458-6266.  A variety of made-to-order ice cream treats and soft beverages will be available for sale.  There will be autumn themed games and activities for children.  Free admission; donations are welcome.

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August 3rd & 4th

Civil War Encampment

Havens Homestead Museum property, 521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.  Hours to visit are 10 am to 4 pm on the Saturday and 10 am to 2 pm on the Sunday.  The 61st New York Volunteer Regiment will spend the weekend demonstrating what life was like in camp.  They will march, fire guns and interact with the public sharing experiences.  Children can march with them.  The Society will give tours of the Havens Homestead, and there will be a large bake sale plus specials in the Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop.  The other buildings on the property will be open also.  Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.  Parking is in a lot 150 ft. east of the museum accessed by a driveway that says “Robert Anstett Cultural Center.”

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June 11th, 2019

Society Meeting

Meeting of the Brick Township Historical Society at 7:30 pm at the Herbertsville Firehouse, 601 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.  Captain Steve Nagiewicz, a member of the Brick Township Historical Preservation Commission, will present a program on Revolutionary War Privateers on the Mullica River.  Admission is free, and the public is welcome.  Parking is in the rear of the firehouse.

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June 1st, 2019

Annual Yard Sale

The Brick Township Historical Society will sponsor its Annual Giant Yard Sale June 1 (rain date June 2) from 8 am to 2 pm at its Havens Homestead Museum property, 521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick. There will be a variety of household items including lamps and furniture plus a vast array of jewelry and children’s toys. A gold/silver dealer will be available to purchase your unwanted jewelry. The society will have a large bake sale, and there will be specials in the Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop. Parking is in a lot 150 ft. east of the museum accessed by a sign that says Robert Anstett Cultural Center. For more information:  www.bricktownshiphistoricalsociety.com  or call 732-785-2500.

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May, 2019

Press Release

1) Ed Mangold standing after having presented Mayor Ducey’s proclamation to Joanne and Jack Zezula, seated.

2) New officers, left to right:  President Ed Mangold, Corresponding Secretary Maria Pilipski, Treasurer Margaret Osborn, Recording Secretary Amy Tschinkel and Vice-President Dawn Havens.  Pastor Doug Chase, the Brick Police Chaplain, at extreme right, officiated at the ceremony.

The Brick Township Historical Society held its annual dinner May 15 at Graziano’s Restaurant in Point Pleasant.  The new officers were installed by Pastor Doug Chase, the Brick Police Chaplain. The new officers are:  President Ed Mangold of Whiting, Vice President Dawn Havens of Point Pleasant, Treasurer Margaret Osborn of Brick, Corresponding Secretary Maria Pilipski of Brick and Amy Tschinkel of Brick.

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President Ed Mangold made a special presentation to Joanne and Jack Zezula, both long time members of the Brick Township Historical Society and retired teachers from the Brick Township School System. Mangold gave them a proclamation from Mayor John G. Ducey declaring May 14, 2019 to be “Joanne and Jack Zezula Day” in honor of all their contributions to the community over a period of 50 years.

Joanne Zezula was a founding member of the historical society in 1976. She was president for four terms and was involved with every aspect of the society. Joanne scheduled the museum tour guides and also gave tours herself. She used her fine, artistic talent when the group published different books, including “Brick Township Changing Scenes,” “Broken Spars, New Jersey Coast Shipwrecks 1640-1935” and also cookbooks with Margaret Vandenburg’s recipes. Joanne coordinated these projects and brought them to fruition.

Jack Zezula was treasurer of the society for many years. He also contributed greatly to the restoration of the Havens Homestead Museum doing a variety of jobs including uncovering the downstairs fireplace and removing old paint and wallpaper. He could be seen spring and fall helping to clean up the property. In addition, Jack was often giving tours at the museum with great enthusiasm. He enjoyed being the bartender, serving punch at the Havens Homestead for many Christmas seasons.

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April 26, 2019

Day trip to the Amish Country

Day trip to the Amish Country.  We will have a tour of the beautiful farmlands with narrative by a local step-on guide.  We will stop at different Amish owned businesses for shopping plus go to the market at Bird-in-Hand.  Price is $74 for members and $79 for non-members and includes transportation, touring, the smorgasbord at Shady Maple and all gratuities.  To check availability and make a reservation email:  contact@bricktownshiphistoricalsociety.com

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April 13th, 2019

Havens Homestead Re-Opening

The Brick Township Historical Society will re-open its Havens Homestead Museum at 521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick for the 2019 season on April 13 from 10 am to noon.  On that day will be a special exhibit of coins from the collection of Russell Martone.  This collection consists of one penny from each year, a numerical collection from 1850 to 2019.  As Martone observed, “Cents are made each year from different mints, Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.”  But, he has been fortunate to collect 169 pennies from those successive years.

The museum will be open for tours on Saturdays from April 13 through October from 10 am to noon except for major holiday weekends.  Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted for the upkeep of the buildings.

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March 12th, 2019

Society Meeting

Meeting of the Brick Township Historical Society at 7:30 pm at the Herbertsville Firehouse, 601 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.  Melissa Ziobro, Specialist Professor of Public History at Monmouth University, will present a program about wealthy American heiresses who married impoverished European nobles over a period of many years.  Several of the brides had roots in New Jersey.  Admission is free, and the public is welcome.  Parking is in the rear of the firehouse.

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December 7th and 8th, 2018

Christmas Celebration

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
THEME: WINTER WONDERLAND
December 7 & 8 from 3 to 7 pm
at the
HAVENS HOMESTEAD MUSEUM PROPERTY
521 HERBERTSVILLE RD., BRICK

Tickets are $5.00 for adults.
Children under 12, police, military & firefighters, (full time & volunteers) are free.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Homemade Refreshments & Entertainment
All buildings on the property will be open.
Specials in the Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop.

Parking is in a lot 150 ft. east of the museum.

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November 29, 2018

“Christmas in the Castle”

Day trip to Bucks County, PA. We will have a tour called “Christmas in the Castle” at the Glencairn Museum, and also, we will see the parts of the museum that the family resided in. We will visit Byers’ Choice and learn about the famous caroler dolls and observe production of them. In addition there will be an exhibit of over 200 mangers from around the world. A full luncheon buffet will be at the 1700’s Joseph Ambler Inn. Price is $85 for members and $90 for non-members, includes transportation, all admissions, luncheon and gratuities for wait staff and bus driver. To check availability and/or make a reservation, please click HERE to contact us.
photo credit: © Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

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November 13, 2018

Society Meeting

7:30 pm at the Herbertsville Firehouse, 601 Herbertsville Rd., Brick
Linda J. Barth, retired teacher and author from Somerville, will present a program called NJ Originals, Technical Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and more. This is part two of her inventions programs, she presented part one in a previous year.
Meetings are open to the public and admission is free. Parking is in the rear of the firehouse.

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October 20, 2018

Fall Festival

The Brick Township Historical Society will sponsor a FALL FESTIVAL on October 20, 2018 with a Raindate of October 21 from 10 am to 2 pm at its Havens Homestead Museum property located at 521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.  Activities to include: Scarecrow Contest, Games for children of Different Ages, Face Painting, Hot Dogs, Cider & Mums for Sale, Giant Bake Sale, homemade Jams & Jellies, Specials in the Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop, Tours of the Museum and Free Admission

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October 24, 2018

Dine to Donate Fundraiser at Houlihan’s

The Brick Township Historical Society will sponsor a FALL FESTIVAL on October 20, 2018 with a Raindate of October 21 from 10 am to 2 pm at its Havens Homestead Museum property located at 521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.  Activities to include: Scarecrow Contest, Games for children of Different Ages, Face Painting, Hot Dogs, Cider & Mums for Sale, Giant Bake Sale, homemade Jams & Jellies, Specials in the Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop, Tours of the Museum and Free Admission

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August 4 & 5, 2018

Civil War Encampment

The 61st New York Regiment will spend the weekend camping out at the Havens Homestead Museum property.  The soldiers pitch their tents and march, fire guns and interact with the public explaining the chores and work they did while in camp.  They invite children to march with them.  Daytime hours on Sat., Aug. 4 and until approximately 2 pm on Sun., Aug. 5.  Tours of the museum are given by society members who will also host a bake sale.  Admission to the event and the museum is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.