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“Peek Under The Petticoat” Event at MCHA Museum

mcha petticoatFREEHOLD, NJ – On Wednesday, January 11, Bernadette Rogoff, Consulting Curator, will be dressing a mannequin included our exhibition Hartshorne: Eight Generations and Their Highlands Estate Called Portland located at the Museum on 70 Court St.

The garments to be exhibited are from the wardrobe of Julia Norton Hartshorne (1838-1869), who died tragically in 1869 at the age of thirty.

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Family Day at Monmouth County Historical Association

mcha molly pitcherPhoto caption: Learn about Molly Pitcher and more at Family Day on Friday 11/25 at our museum (photo credit: McKay Imaging LLC)

FREEHOLD – Monmouth County Historical Association’s museum at 70 Court Street will hold a special Family Day on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 10am to 4pm.

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Family Day at Monmouth County Historical Association

mcha molly pitcherPhoto caption: Learn about Molly Pitcher and more at Family Day on Friday 11/25 at our museum (photo credit: McKay Imaging LLC)

FREEHOLD – Monmouth County Historical Association’s museum at 70 Court Street will hold a special Family Day on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 10am to 4pm.

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Monmouth County Historical Association names new Director of Development and Communications

mcha lisa maherFREEHOLD, NJ – Lisa Maher has been named Director of Development and Communications for the Monmouth County Historical Association. In announcing the appointment, Director Dr. Evelyn C. Murphy said, “We are delighted to welcome Lisa to the Association team. She brings a wealth of knowledge of fundraising practice, public relations skills, and a wonderful enthusiasm for our programs and mission.”

At the Historical Association, Ms. Maher will be responsible for fundraising from events, corporate, foundation, individual and government sources in addition to promoting strong public awareness for the Association through traditional media and social networking opportunities. Maher has held a number of development positions at Columbia University and was most recently associate director of individual giving. She is a graduate of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., where she earned a BA in international affairs, and New York University where she earned an MPA in nonprofit management. 

Established in 1898 and headquartered in Freehold, Monmouth County Historical Association operates a Museum, a Library and Archives and five Historic Houses in Monmouth County. Its museum collection holds more than 30,000 artifacts; its library and archives hold over 10,000 primary and secondary resource materials related to the history and genealogy of the area dating from the 17th century to the present; its historic houses give visitors a unique glimpse of the past. The Association has an active education program sharing history with school children and with the general public.

“Dr. Murphy and the Association have spearheaded excellent ideas and programs to meet the Association’s goals over the years,” Maher said, “they have set a high standard for me to follow. Given the enthusiasm of the staff, the importance of Monmouth County in the history and formation of the country, and the vitality of this section of the nation, I am confident my fund raising involvement will be well received by a public so proud and aware of the history of this area.”

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898.  The Historical Association’s Museum and Library is located at 70 Court Street, Freehold, New Jersey.  Museum hours are: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Library is open Wednesday through Saturday.  The Historic Houses are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  For membership or admission fees and further information, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit our web site at www.monmouthhistory.org. 

Monmouth County Historical Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Monmouth County Historical Association names new Director of Development and Communications

mcha lisa maherFREEHOLD, NJ – Lisa Maher has been named Director of Development and Communications for the Monmouth County Historical Association. In announcing the appointment, Director Dr. Evelyn C. Murphy said, “We are delighted to welcome Lisa to the Association team. She brings a wealth of knowledge of fundraising practice, public relations skills, and a wonderful enthusiasm for our programs and mission.”

At the Historical Association, Ms. Maher will be responsible for fundraising from events, corporate, foundation, individual and government sources in addition to promoting strong public awareness for the Association through traditional media and social networking opportunities. Maher has held a number of development positions at Columbia University and was most recently associate director of individual giving. She is a graduate of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., where she earned a BA in international affairs, and New York University where she earned an MPA in nonprofit management. 

Established in 1898 and headquartered in Freehold, Monmouth County Historical Association operates a Museum, a Library and Archives and five Historic Houses in Monmouth County. Its museum collection holds more than 30,000 artifacts; its library and archives hold over 10,000 primary and secondary resource materials related to the history and genealogy of the area dating from the 17th century to the present; its historic houses give visitors a unique glimpse of the past. The Association has an active education program sharing history with school children and with the general public.

“Dr. Murphy and the Association have spearheaded excellent ideas and programs to meet the Association’s goals over the years,” Maher said, “they have set a high standard for me to follow. Given the enthusiasm of the staff, the importance of Monmouth County in the history and formation of the country, and the vitality of this section of the nation, I am confident my fund raising involvement will be well received by a public so proud and aware of the history of this area.”

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898.  The Historical Association’s Museum and Library is located at 70 Court Street, Freehold, New Jersey.  Museum hours are: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Library is open Wednesday through Saturday.  The Historic Houses are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  For membership or admission fees and further information, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit our web site at www.monmouthhistory.org. 

Monmouth County Historical Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Spirituals to Soul – Curators Talk July 22

mcha charlie pamela hornerPHOTO: Charlie and Pamela Horner at the “Spirituals to Soul’ opening night celebration at Monmouth County Historical Association’s Museum in Freehold. Photo credit: Mckay Imaging, LLC

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Historical Association’s Museum will host a curators talk on Wednesday, July 22 from 6-8pm on its newest exhibition, “Spirituals to Soul: African American Musical Heritage in Monmouth 1880-1980.”

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Spirituals to Soul – Curators Talk July 22

mcha charlie pamela hornerPHOTO: Charlie and Pamela Horner at the “Spirituals to Soul’ opening night celebration at Monmouth County Historical Association’s Museum in Freehold. Photo credit: Mckay Imaging, LLC

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Historical Association’s Museum will host a curators talk on Wednesday, July 22 from 6-8pm on its newest exhibition, “Spirituals to Soul: African American Musical Heritage in Monmouth 1880-1980.”

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Book Signing at Monmouth County Historical Association’s Historically Speaking Lecture Series

Van Anda book, “Legendary Locals of Rumson” launch and signing

RUMSON – Local historian and author Roberta H. Van Anda officially launches her new book, Legendary Locals of Rumson Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. at the Junior League of Monmouth County Headquarters, 55 Center St (at the corner of Center Street in Ridge Road, just west of the intersection of Ridge Road and Center Street in Rumson).

     The presentation by Van Anda is part of the Historically Speaking Lecture Series sponsored by the Monmouth County Historical Association. Van Anda’s book tells a fascinating story in pictures as it contains more than 160 vintage images, many of them never before published.

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Book Signing at Monmouth County Historical Association’s Historically Speaking Lecture Series

Van Anda book, “Legendary Locals of Rumson” launch and signing

RUMSON – Local historian and author Roberta H. Van Anda officially launches her new book, Legendary Locals of Rumson Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. at the Junior League of Monmouth County Headquarters, 55 Center St (at the corner of Center Street in Ridge Road, just west of the intersection of Ridge Road and Center Street in Rumson).

     The presentation by Van Anda is part of the Historically Speaking Lecture Series sponsored by the Monmouth County Historical Association. Van Anda’s book tells a fascinating story in pictures as it contains more than 160 vintage images, many of them never before published.

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