Come Visit the Lakehurst Historical Society Museum Museums they do not entomb the past they keep the past alive!
Come visit the Lakehurst Historical Society Museum
Museums they do not entomb the past they keep the past alive!
The Borough of Lakehurst Historical Society Museum it maintains a collection of historical artifacts, books, pictures and documents which provide a record of a rich history which will help to educate those who wish to learn about an unknow part of local lore. Charred remnants of the dirigible Hindenburg, 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’s Museum. The Museum is located at 300 Center Street, in the oldest and first Roman Catholic Church in Ocean County, Old St. John’s Church, that was built in 1874 by Irish Railroad workers. Old Church items are on display are beautiful to see. Come see the beautiful 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 several foreign countries have come to see the items on display. It is managed by volunteer workers. The Museum also has an old jail cell, Fire Department memorabilia, items and furnishings from the Pine Tree Inn, original paintings and many other items relating to Lakehurst’s past as a winter resort, early industrial community, and as the “Airship Capital of the World”. A small research area and library are also available to help people begin their journey through local history. A beautiful Christmas display of old toys, as well as a number of seasonal and changing displays make the Museum a special place to return to several times a year. The replica of the Jersey Devil are the children's favorite. Many pictures and artifacts depict 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 & Books things like that are available cash only sales. The Museum is open Wednesdays and Sundays from 12:30 until 3 p.m. Special tours and small groups we can accommodate with prior notice. For more Information, call us at L.H.S.M. 732-575-6904 or E-Mail @ BillSchmidt1000@aol.com 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 & men to aid in the operation of our Museum. Our Society meets once a month on the 3rd
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakehurst Community Center, across the street from the Museum. If you have, Lakehurst related items that you wish to display for a short time say 3 months we would like to talk with you about using them in our Lakehurst Museum please contact us at 732-575-6904 Thanks. On the 3rd and 4th Sundays of each month at 12:30 to 3:00 PM, the Lakehurst Historical Society Museum at 300 Center Street in Lakehurst, NJ will present an informational talk about the crash on May 6, 1937 of the Hindenburg Air Ship with artifacts and pictures available for viewing. Our Museum is open every Wednesday and Sunday from 12:30 to 3 PM. If you wish to get almost the same experience as you would get at the Navy Lakehurst Base, without all the problems of trying to get through the military gate, then come visit us! We will also present this same informational talk at your Woman’s Club, Men’s Club, Veterans Club, Girl and Boy Scouts Clubs and other meetings as well upon request. We will come to you. The talk is approx. 30 to 40 minutes long. Call LHSM @ 732-575-6904 or E-Mail @ BillSchmidt1000@aol.com (in New Jersey only)