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Discover the Past!

Rich farmlands and a location midway between the colonial centers of New Amsterdam and Philadelphia brought English, Scottish, and Dutch settlers to Monmouth County, in the mid-1600s. During the 1800s, seashore resorts drew visitors to the region which had also become a center for horse breeding. Today, Monmouth County, New Jersey retains much of the unique character that reflects its early years of settlement & growth. Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA), founded in 1898, collects, preserves, & interprets materials relating to this region's rich heritage.

Discover the Past!

Recognized as one of the country's leading regional history organizations, the MCHA maintains and operates a museum, an extensive library and archives, and four historic sites.

The museum collections, remarkable for their quality and scope, are displayed in changing exhibitions at the museum and furnish the historic homes. They include furniture and other decorative arts, costumes and textiles, ceramics, portraits and paintings, folk art and military objects. The library and archives house over 200,000 documents pertaining to the area and its residents, in addition to comprehensive collections of genealogies, reference books, photographs, and local newspapers. 

The Monmouth County Historical Association received a general operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State.

To contact MCHA, please call us at (732) 462-1466 or click here

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