The Point Pleasant Historical Society Museum is now open on Thursdays between 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and by appointment. Please email your appointment request and include as much information as possible about what you are interested in researching/seeing to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you.
Our October 2022 meeting will be held on Monday, October 10, 2022 starting at 7:30 PM. Jerry Woolley, the Point Pleasant Historian and author of numerous books on the history of Point Pleasant, will speak on the work of the Historical Preservation Commission and answer questions from the audience relating to local history. Meeting location: Woman’s Club of Point Pleasant Building, 513 St. Louis Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach. Face coverings are optional and your decision to mask or not mask will be respected by all.
Welcome to the website for the Point Pleasant Historical Society and Museum!
The members of the Point Pleasant Historical pay homage to Margaret “Peg” Busse as the person who planted the seed of a historical society in our founding in 1976.
Peg worked tirelessly to sign up new members, offered her home and yard for meetings. She advanced our goals, kept our records and made the Shore Harbour Historical Society famous for Beach Plum Jam until retiring in 1990. We thank her and Carolyn Martin who wrote the book on the society. Other founding members were Jim and Pat Malone who joined the society over 25 years ago along with Jerry Woolley, Jeff Heim and Kathy Heim.
Meetings are usually held at the Woman’s Club building, 513 St. Louis Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, and begin at 7:30 P.M. We meet on the second Monday of the month, from March through November (no meetings in July or August). Each meeting features an informative guest speaker, which is announced in the monthly newsletter.
Our current slate of officers and board members is as follows:
PRESIDENT: James F. Malone
VICE-PRESIDENT: Len Ludovico
SECRETARY: Jill Ocone
TREASURER: Ed Lavan
MUSEUM ADMINISTRATOR: Richard Morris
NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Jill Ocone
RESEARCH COORDINATOR: Hilmar Gruendling
TOWN HISTORIAN: Jerry Woolley
HOSPITALITY: Sharon Morris and Judy Gruendling
WEBMASTER/SOCIAL MEDIA: Jill Ocone
You can visit Jerry Wooley, Point Pleasant Town Historian’s, website at http://www.pointpleasanthistory.com