Point Pleasant Historical Society Museum

416 New Jersey Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742


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The Point Pleasant Historical Society Museum specializes in preserving photographs, maps and other documents. The collection includes early records from downtown businesses, meticulously compiled contemporaneous scrapbooks detailing the exploits of local men and women in World War II and posters of baseball games played, vaudeville shows produced, and summer extravaganzas.

An early twentieth century history of Point Pleasant is available through newspaper accounts culled from the New Jersey Courier. There are also rare full issues of the original Point pleasant Beacon. The photograph collection shows both important events such as fires and hurricanes, social gatherings like the 1920's baby parades, and everyday life.

Historical Society newsletters contain articles on Point Pleasant history. There are numerous out-of-print books specifically about the area. A film collection shows the building of the modern Manasquan Inlet and the valiant efforts of local fishermen rescuing survivors from the Morro Castle fire. There is a limited amount of genealogical material and building histories. More three-dimensional displays include architectural details form the old Ocean Road School, military uniforms owned by noted locals, and memorabilia from merchants.

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