Come visit the Lakehurst Historical Society Museum Museums don’t bury the past, they keep the past alive!
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Come visit the Lakehurst Historical Society Museum
Museums don’t bury the past, they keep the past alive!
The Lakehurst Borough Historical Society Museum maintains a collection of historical artifacts, books, images and documents that bear witness to a rich history that will help educate those who wish to learn more about an unknown part local traditions. The charred remains of the Hindenburg airship, which burned and then crashed here on May 6, 1937, and items from the Navy’s rigid airship program are always popular items to see when you visit the Society Museum. The museum is located at 300 Center Street, in Ocean County’s oldest and first Roman Catholic church, Old St. John’s Church, which was built in 1874 by workers of the Irish Railroad. The objects of the old church on display are beautiful to see. Come and see the magnificent stained glass windows and Stations of the Cross. An old cemetery surrounds the Museum. The museum opened in July 1993 with nearly 1,000 people in attendance. People from many states and foreign countries came to view the exhibits. It is managed by volunteers. The museum also has a former prison cell, fire department memorabilia, artifacts and furnishings from the Pine Tree Inn, original paintings and many other items related to Lakehurst’s past as a ski resort. , the first industrial community and as the â€œAirship Capital of the Worldâ€ â€. A small research area and library are also available to help people begin their journey through local history. A beautiful display of antique Christmas toys, as well as a number of seasonal and changing exhibits make the Museum a special place to return to several times a year. Replicas of the Jersey Devil are children’s favorites. Numerous photos and artifacts illustrate the busy railroad era with a model of the Blue Comet train. There is a gift shop for Hindenburg & Lakehurst items. Hats, shirts, coffee mugs and books, that sort of thing is only available in cash. The museum is open Wednesdays and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Special tours and small groups that we can accommodate with advance notice. For more information call us at LHSM 732-575-6904 or email @ [email protected] The tour is FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted! The Lakehurst Historical Society Museum will reopen on June 6, 2021. Lakehurst Historical Society Museum !! At 300 Center Street, Lakehurst, New Jersey 08733. The Borough of Lakehurst Historical Society is looking for a few women and men to help run our museum. Our Company meets once a month on the 3rd
Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Lakehurst Community Center, across from the Museum. If you have any Lakehurst related items you would like display for a short time, say 3 months, we would like to discuss with you their use in our Lakehurst museum, please contact us at 732-575-6904 Thank you. On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Lakehurst Historical Society Museum at 300 Center Street in Lakehurst, NJ will present an information conference on the May 6, 1937 crash of the Hindenburg Air Ship with artifacts and images available for viewing. Our Museum is open every Wednesday and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. If you want to experience almost the same experience you would get at Lakehurst Naval Base, without all the hassle of trying to get through the military gate, then come visit us! We will also present this same informational speech to your women’s club, men’s club, veterans’ club, scout clubs and other meetings upon request. We will come to you. The speech is approx. 30 to 40 minutes. Call LHSM @ 732-575-6904 or email @ [email protected] (in New Jersey only)