Welcome Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Area. Asbury Park was incorporated as a city, as of March 25, 1897.

The mission of the Asbury Park Historical Society is to advance the understanding, appreciation, preservation and restoration of anything of historical value to the City of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Read More.
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Historical Society to Acquire Stephen Crane House

Asbury Park’s Springwood Avenue Harmony:
Celebrating The West Side’s Unique Musical Legacy

The exhibit will contain scores of rare photographs plus phonograph records, posters, sheet music, musical instruments and other memorabilia from Asbury Park's West Side. It will cover jazz, gospel and R&B music, and will also highlight black radio, record labels, record stores and Springwood Avenue nightclubs and theaters. “This is the first, and probably only, exhibit of its kind ever presented to the public and I urge everyone to stop by and see an important part of Asbury Park’s rich musical heritage that is often overlooked,” Historical Society President Don Stine said.

The exhibit will first open in the Heaven Art Gallery, 721 Cookman Avenue, from Sunday, Jan. 11 through Monday, Jan. 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) during Asbury Park's annual Light Of Day concert series. Gallery hours are Sunday and Monday from noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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The teenage home of famous American author Stephen Crane in Asbury Park was officially placed on the New Jersey State Register of Historic Places on Dec. 16.

The 1878 house, located at 508 Fourth Avenue, is slated to be purchased by the Asbury Park Historical Society in the near future and preserved as a museum dedicated to Crane and as a public meeting place for the historical society and other city and educational organizations. Read More.

Donations can also be mailed to:
APHS, P.O. Box 543, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

APHS 50/50 Raffle Winner: Carolyn Kiczek

Carolyn Kiczek, who lives in Skillman, was the lucky winner of $930 in the Asbury Park Historical Society’s recent 50/50 drawing. She said she bought her winning ticket at the Sept. 8 Morro Castle commemoration on the boardwalk. “Thank you for the commemoration of the Morro Castle- it taught me some things I never knew. I really appreciate the hard work that the Historical Society is doing to preserve history. Thank you again for such a wonderful surprise!” Kiczek said after accepting her prize.

Historical Society to Acquire Stephen Crane House

Thursday, January 15, 2015 7 p.m.
Asbury Park Public Library,
500 1st Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

This will be the Historical Society’s annual reorganization meeting and membership drive. Four new trustees will be elected and the updated by-laws adopted. So, please save this date and, remember, you must be a paid member to vote! Trustee David Sobotka will be giving a power-point presentation on the Stephen Crane House and a review of past and future Asbury Historical Society projects and accomplishments will be given. Refreshments Served. So please, come, meet the Trustees, and get involved.

Historical Society to Acquire Stephen Crane House

The Asbury Park Historical Society has launched a fundraising campaign to help finance its proposed acquisition and restoration of the historic Stephen Crane House.
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Donations can also be mailed to:
APHS, P.O. Box 543, Asbury Park, NJ 07712


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Historical Society to Acquire Stephen Crane House
APHS Files Application to Designate Crane House a Historic Landmark

The Asbury Park Historical Society filed an application at the end of March with the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to have the historic Stephen Carne House on Fourth Avenue in Asbury Park designated as an historic landmark.
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Upcoming Events
Every 3rd Thursday Monthly Meeting | Stephen Crane House @ 7:30pm
Come Join Us at our Monthly Meeting Every 3rd Thursday at the Stephen Crane House , 508 Fourth Avenue @ 7:30pm. There are always a number of exciting things going on, make sure not to miss it! Guests are always invited. Read More.
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