URGENT MESSAGE: In accordance with the guidance from state and local health officials and our concern for our museum patrons, the Point Pleasant Historical Museum is closed to visitors until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our best to you and yours for safety and good health!
The June 2020 meeting of the Point Pleasant Historical Society is canceled. We hope to see you in September!
The Point Pleasant Borough Centennial Celebration scheduled for May 16 has been postponed. New date TBA.
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 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 for 2019-20 are 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, Judy Gruendling, and Pat Malone
WEBMASTER/SOCIAL MEDIA: Jill Ocone
You can visit the Point Pleasant Town Historian’s website at http://www.pointpleasanthistory.com