Exhibitions in the Main Gallery showcase art in all mediums, as well as exhibitions featuring cultural history and science.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 20th from 6-8 pm
The Jersey shoreline has a long history of tourism. The mass of humanity that descends on coastal towns each summer is both the lifeblood of shore businesses and the scourge of local year-round residents. From the seven U.S. Presidents that vacationed in Long Branch, to the world renowned Asbury Music Scene, this exhibition provides a glimpse into some of the vast history of this wonderful area we call home. Take a trip back in time to the grand hotels, shore amusements and the modes of transportation used for travel to the Shore. Get a glimpse of unique Shore events like the Asbury Park Baby Parade and the former summer homes of U.S. Presidents, through photographs, maps, artifacts, paintings, signs, advertising, souvenirs, and memorabilia.
Sunday Lectures: All lectures are at 2:00 pm, with paid admission. Free to Museum members.
• March 29 Food of the Jersey Shore – Karen Schnitzspahn, Author & Historian
• April 19 The Asbury Park Baby Parade – Don Stine, Asbury Park Historical Association
• April 26 The Church of the Presidents – Jim Foley, Long Branch Historical Museum
Contributors: The Asbury Park Historical Society, Asbury Park Musical Heritage Society, The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection at Monmouth University, Dorns Classic Images, The Hartford Family Foundation, Long Branch Historical Museum Association, The Monmouth County Historical Association, Spring Lake Historical Society, The Township of Ocean Historical Museum, and many private Jersey Shore collections.
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