Lakehurst Historical Society Museum
Museums don’t entomb the past they keep the past alive!
The Borough of Lakehurst Historical Society maintains a collection of historical artifacts, books, pictures and documents which provide a record of a rich history which will help to educate those who wish to learn about an un know part of local lore. Charred remnants of the dirigible Hindenburg, which burned and then crashed here on May 6th, 1937, and items from the Navy’s rigid airship program are always popular items to see when you visit the Society’s Museum. The Museum is located at 300 Center Street, in the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Ocean County, Old St. John’s Church it was built in 1874 by Irish Railroad workers. Old Church items are on display are beautiful to see. An old cemetery surrounds the Museum. The Museum opened in July, 1993 with nearly 1,000 people in attendance. People from many states and several foreign countries have come to see the items on display. It is managed by all volunteer workers. The Museum also has an old jail cell, Fire Department memorabilia, items and furnishings from the Pine Tree Inn, original paintings and many other items relating to Lakehurst’s past as a winter resort, early industrial community, and as the “Airship Capital of the World”. A small research area and library are also available to help people begin their journey through local history. A beautiful Christmas display of old toys, as well as a number of seasonal and changing displays make the Museum a special place to return to several times a year. The replica of the Jersey Devil are the children's favorite. Many pictures and artifacts depict the busy railroad era with a model of the Blue Comet train. There is a Gift Shop for Hindenburg & Lakehurst items. Hats, Shirts, Coffee Mugs & Books things like that available cash only sales. The Museum is open Wednesdays and Sundays from 12:30 until 3 p.m. Special tours and small groups can be accommodated with prior notice. For more Information, call us at L.H.S. 732-575-6904 Tour is FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted!! The Lakehurst Historical Society Museum will reopen on June 6th,2021. Lakehurst Historical Society Museum!! At 300 Center Street, Lakehurst, New Jersey 08733. The Borough of Lakehurst Historical Society is looking for a few women & men to aid in the operation of our Museum. Our Society meets once a month on the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakehurst Community Center, across the street from the Museum. If you have any Lakehurst related items that you wish to donate for a short time say 3 months we would like to talk with you about using them in our Lakehurst Museum. What kinds of items, ones like are listed in the body of this notice please contact me at 732-575-6904 and thanks Bill!
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