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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ASBURY PARK NEW ERA/MORRO CASTLE COMMEMORATIONS

The 80th anniversary of the famous 1934 Morro Castle maritime disaster, to be held Monday, Sept. 8, is taking on even more significance this year as the history of the 1854 New Era disaster will also be recognized- a disaster that occurred exactly 80 years prior to the Morro Castle and on exactly the same site off the Sixth Avenue beach in Asbury Park. Read More.


Historical Society to Acquire Stephen Crane House
OPEN HOUSE AT ASBURY PARK'S HISTORIC STEPHEN CRANE HOUSE

An open house will be held at the historic Stephen Crane House in Asbury Park on Sunday, August 10 is an effort to raise public awareness and increase donations to preserve the building.
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Donations can also be mailed to:
APHS, P.O. Box 543, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Historical Society to Acquire Stephen Crane House
STEPHEN CRANE HOUSE FUND-RAISING

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

19th Annual Archives & History Day

October 11, 2014 at the Monmouth County Library HQ in Manalapan. To view events, seminars, speakers and to learn more, Click Here.

Annual Boardwalk Art Show

The Asbury Park Historical Society is pleased to announce another year of “Art on the Boardwalk”. Open to all fine art artists (no crafts please), the event will be held Sunday, 8/17/14 from 10am – 4pm on the boardwalk between Sunset & 5th Aves., south of Convention Hall. Entry fee for artists is $75.00 which includes a 10 x 12 space. Reserve your space today!



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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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Annual Christmas Trip
A Piece of Asbury Park History Returning to the City

It's been more than 100 yeas since a horse-drawn carriage made its way through the streets of Asbury Park delivering the local newspaper. But thanks to the generosity of the Gannett Corporation, publishers of The Asbury Park Press, the carriage may soon return to Asbury Park.

The carriage, which dates to 1879 and was used to deliver the Shore Press, the forerunner of the Asbury Park Press, has been on display in the lobby of the Press building on Route 66 in Neptune, but the Press is moving to a new building and needs to find a new home for the carriage and some other memorabilia. Read More.

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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Learn about our Preservation Committee
Our preservation committee works to maintain our City's historic landmarks. To know more about their mission and how you can help, read more.