MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
- Arts & Culture
- Education & Literacy
Location70 COURT STFREEHOLD, NJ 07728 United States
Monmouth County Historical Association collects, preserves, and interprets its extensive museum, research library, and archival collections that relate to Monmouth County’s history and culture and makes these resources available to the widest possible audience. The Association promotes the study and appreciation of regional and national history through educational programming, publications, special exhibits, and research services. The Association also preserves and interprets five significant historic sites that represent the County’s vanishing architectural heritage. Through its pursuit of these objectives, the Association enriches the quality of life in Monmouth County by preserving and passing on knowledge of its diverse heritage for future generations.
MCHA has become a multi-faceted organization comprising our Museum, Research Library & Archives in Freehold and five Historic House Museums throughout Monmouth County. Our exhibits, lectures ,and special events help us to provide a variety of opportunities for people of all ages to engage in learning about and appreciating the interesting history and cultural heritage of our unique area.
In October 2021, MCHA opened a new semi-permanent exhibit, "Beneath the Floorboards: Whispers of the Enslaved at Marlpit Hall" in Middletown, NJ. This exhibition reinterprets this colonial-era historic house, including the stories of the enslaved African Americans who once resided there. We are actively seeking docents interested in supporting this exhibit and other educational programs at MCHA. Learn more at https://www.monmouthhistory.org/beneath-the-floorboards.
Additional educational programs are offered at each Historic House Museum, which includes guided tours by docents. Volunteers are needed to staff our Historic House Museums on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Training and support are provided for these positions.
Volunteer hours are at your discretion and contingent on the projects that interest you, ranging from once or twice a year to every week. The Association staff is flexible and willing to work with your schedule to find the ideal situation for each volunteer.