Past Events

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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.

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August 7 and August 8

Civil War Encampment

The 61st New York Volunteer Regiment will be camping out on the Havens Homestead Museum property.  The soldiers will march, fire muskets, give demonstrations of how they lived during an encampment and answer questions from visitors.  Free admission.  The Society will hold a homemade bake sale.  Lunch and ice cream will also be available for purchase. The Society will be following what the Covid 19 State of NJ guidelines are at the time of the event.

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

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June 12th, Rain Date June 13th

Giant Yard Sale

The Annual Giant Yard Sale, which was postponed in 2020, will resume this year from 8 am to 2 pm.  With members cleaning out their homes during quiet times last year, we have collected more than ever – household items, lamps, furniture, antiques, toys, novels, a vast array of costume jewelry and much more.  The Society will also have homemade baked goods for sale.

A NJ licensed gold/silver dealer will be available to buy your unwanted metals.

This event takes place on the Havens Homestead Museum property, 521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.

The Brick Township Historical Society requests attendees follow State of New Jersey Covid 19 guidelines during this event.

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March 10th, 2020

Society Meeting

Meeting of the Society – Author and professor Rick Geffken will present a program on Enslavement in New Jersey and the Quaker Abolition Movement.  The meeting takes place 7:30 pm at the Herbertsville Firehouse, 601 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.  

Free admission; the public is welcome.  Parking is in the rear of the firehouse.