Past Events

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August 6th & 7th, 2022

Civil War Encampment – Free Admission

This event takes place on the grounds of the Havens Homestead Museum property, 521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick rain or shine.

The 61st New York Volunteer Regiment will camp out for the weekend.  They will march, fire muskets and answer questions from the public.

The Society will have hamburgers and hot dogs for sale, as well as a homemade baked sale and jars of jellies and vegetables. Tours of the museum are available.  The Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop will have specials.

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

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June 14th, 2022

Speaker on the History of Tea

7:30 pm at the Herbertsville Firehouse, 601 Herbertsville Rd., Brick

Catherine Titus Felix, the former editor of Victorian Homes magazine and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in London, will present a program on tea.  She will explain the history, social customs and uses of tea in America and share examples from her collection of tea accoutrements and vintage tableware.

Admission is free, and the public is welcome

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June 11th, 2022 (rain date June 12th, 2022)

Annual Giant Yard Sale

On the Havens Homestead Museum Property
521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick

The Brick Township Historical Society Annual Giant Yard Sale is this coming Sat, June 11, rain date June 12, from 8 am to 2 pm at the Havens Homestead Museum property, 521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.  Tom Green, the NJ licensed gold/silver dealer who is always at our sale, just advised me that the price of gold is $1,846 per oz.  Everyone who has sold to him at previous sales knows he gives a very good price, as he doesn’t have the overhead of a store. 

Also, full set of ladies golf clubs donated by member – with wheeling cart for clubs if you know someone who can use it, pass the word please.

Hope you can attend the sale and enjoy the vast array of merchandise plus a big homemade bake sale. Proceeds from the sale go toward the upkeep of our 3 main buildings and the out buildings on museum property.

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May 21st, 2022

Tours In Honor Of The Green Fair

The Historical Society will be giving tours of the Havens Homestead Museum (521 Herbertsville Rd.) and their other buildings in conjunction with the Brick Township Green Fair taking place at the Cultural Arts Center property which is just behind the museum property.

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March 8th, 2022

Meeting & Speaker on the Hindenburg

7:30 pm at the Herbertsville Firehouse, 611 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.

Bill Schmidt, a member of the Lakehurst Historical Society and Navy veteran, will be the speaker.  He will present a program on the Hindenburg Air Ship disaster which was an important event in the history of Ocean County.

Admission is free, and the public is welcome.  Parking is in the rear of the firehouse.

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January 11th, 2022

The First Meeting of the New Year

​7:30 pm at the Herbertsville Firehouse, 611 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.

Gene Donatiello, the township historian, will present a power point slide/narration program titled “Today and Yesterday:  Businesses in Brick Township.” 

Admission is free, and the public is welcome.  Parking is in the rear of the firehouse.

For more information on the society, see its website at: https://bricktownshiphistoricalsociety.com or call 732-785-2500.

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November 9th, 2021

Meeting about Christmas Traditions

Kevin Woyce, an author, photographer and lecturer, will present a program about the history of our favorite Christmas traditions.  He will talk about seasonal music, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and how historical figures, such as, Saint Nicholas, Martin Luther, Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens and Thomas Nast helped to shape the way the season is celebrated.

FREE ADMISSION; the public is welcome.

Parking is in the rear of the firehouse.  Please enter through the door on the right in the back.

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September 18th, 2021

Day Trip

The Society will sponsor a trip to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.  There is a new museum dedicated to the Statue of Liberty which gives a meaningful experience and deeper understanding of the statue’s history.  Ellis Island is a museum dedicated to the history of immigration since opening in 1990.

Cost is $75 which includes all admissions, transportation and gratuity for the driver.

Besides admission to Ellis Island, we will have access to the Statue of Liberty museum, the grounds and the Liberty pedestal (not the crown).  Lunch is on your own on the way home at Harold’s Deli in Edison.  The time schedule will be from 7:45 am to 6 pm.

The bus will not be completely full to allow for some empty seats.

To make a reservation or check availability email this website by going to tab for “Contact” and filling out the form with your information.  Thank you.

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September 14th, 2021

Historic Homes of Brick

Gene Donatiello, the township historian, will present a program on historic homes of Brick Township at the Herbertsville Firehouse, 601 Herbertsville Rd.  He will explain what makes a house historical, such as, its style, architecture, the materials used, its purpose, the era in which it was built or the people who lived there.  Donatiello will present a visual tour with slides.

Free Admission – the public is welcome.  Parking is in the back of the firehouse.