Welcome!

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 ppbhistoricalsociety@gmail.com and someone will get back to you.

Our June 2022 meeting will be held on Monday, June 13, 2022 starting at 7:30 PM. Harry Chadwick will speak about various topics relevant to the history of Point Pleasant Beach and Point Pleasant Boro, including decoy carving, eel spearing, and tales from the Chadwick and Johnson family lineages. 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.

Save the date! Remember that we do not have meetings in July or August. Our next meeting after June will be on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:30 PM. Speaker details will be included in the next newsletter, which should arrive in your mailbox in early September.

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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