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. The museum is located in the rear of the Point Pleasant Beach Town Hall. You must enter the museum directly from the outside parking lot, on the New York Ave, rear side, of town Hall.
Our next meeting will be held on Monday, June 12, 2023 starting at 7:30 PM and will feature a performance from the “Last Whipporwill Bluegrass Band” with PPHS member Harry Chadwick who rocked the house at the March 2020 meeting! Meeting location: Woman’s Club of Point Pleasant Building, 513 St. Louis Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach. The meetings are open to the public and you do not have to be a member to attend.
After June, our next regularly scheduled meeting will be in September. Save the date for September 11! See you then!
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The mission of the Point Pleasant Historical Society and Museum is to preserve and share the rich history of both Point Pleasant Beach and Point Pleasant Boro. The Society traces it roots back to about 1976 when long time local resident, Margaret “Peg” Busse planted the seed of a need for a historical society to properly preserve the history, artifacts and memories of days gone by.
Peg worked tirelessly to sign up new members and 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
WEBMASTER/SOCIAL MEDIA: Jill Ocone and Sal Marino