Archaeology at Cedar Bridge Tavern and More with the Ocean County Historical Society!

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For over 70 years, the Ocean County Historical Society has been collecting, preserving, and interpreting stories, artifacts, and archival resources that celebrate Ocean County’s distinct heritage. If you aren't aware, here are some recent updates:

- Have you been attending our monthly, free, online lecture series? Our next session is Sunday, March 7th at 2pm. Join the Ocean County Historical Society as we follow our virtual lecturer and guide, Sean McHugh, into the Pine Barrens to visit Cedar Bridge Tavern in Barnegat, NJ. A Senior Archeologist at a cultural resource consulting firm, and adjunct professor and co-director of the Archaeological Field School of Monmouth University, Mr. McHugh has over 17 years of experience in archaeology and historic preservation.

The c. 1816 Cedar Bridge Tavern was bought by the Ocean County Parks Department in 2007. The Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission describes it as, “a historic treasure that offers a unique window into the European experience in the NJ Pinelands.” Mr. McHugh conducted numerous archaeological investigations there in advance of the county’s improvement project.

To register for this zoom program, please e-mail us at stating the date of the program(s) for which you are registering, your zip code, and the email address that we should use to send you instructions for accessing the program.

-Stay up to date on future lectures, and other news, by checking our website (click here) and by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube! 

- Please know that we are open on Tues and Wed from 1-4, by appointment, which can be made by emailing

- Save the date for the Ocean County Historical Society's 34th annual Antique, Crafts and Collectibles Faire! This year we are moving to a new location and date. It will be held in the Toms River South Cafetorium off of Hooper Ave  on Saturday May 15th and Sunday May 16th. Please check out our website and social media for additional information.

-As always, we encourage you to become a member! Members get access to our award-winning newsletter, The Society Scroll, discounts, and more. Click here for more info. 

We hope to see you, virtually or in-person, soon!