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 May 2022 meeting will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022 starting at 7:30 PM. Join local resident William J. “Duff” Duffy as he honors the 35 fallen heroes from Point Pleasant Boro, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Lavallette, and Mantoloking who served in World War I, World War II, The Korean War, and the Vietnam War. “Duff” is a frequent contributor to the PPHS’s Facebook page. 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.

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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