Past Events

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October 8th, 2022

Afternoon Tea

The Brick Township Historical Society will hold an “Afternoon Tea” at its Havens Homestead Museum, 521 Herbertsville Rd. from 1 to 3 pm.  Attendees will enjoy a variety of tea sandwiches, pastries, cookies and different kinds of tea in the ambience of this 1800’s farmhouse.  Donation is $22 for members and $25 for non-members.  Please email this site under “contact” to inquire about a reservation.

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September 30th, 2022

Trip To The Amish Country

The Society will sponsor a trip to the AMISH COUNTRY to tour the beautiful farmland and vistas.  All the farms use horses and mules rather than tractors.  The day will start with the famous smorgasbord at SHADY MAPLE and time to visit their enormous gift shop.  Then, it is on to Kitchen Kettle where we will meet our step-on guide for the two hour tour which will include a few stops at locally owned shops with multiple types of merchandise and traditional Amish foods.  When we bring the guide back to Kitchen Kettle, we will have an hour there to browse the shops.

The bus departs from Laurel Square Shopping Center, 1930 Rt. 88, Brick. We arrive back approximately 7 pm.

Cost is $100 which includes transportation, lunch, the guide and all gratuities.

For availability or a reservation call the museum number 732-785-2500.  Please leave your phone number and name very clearly. 

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September 13th, 2022

Meeting about the 50th Anniversary of Brick Township Police Department

7:30 pm

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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

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.

Meeting about Christmas Traditions