Prepared and maintained by Point Pleasant Beach Borough Historian Jerry Woolley to share and preserve the history of Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.

Welcome to the official web site of the Point Pleasant Beach Borough Historian and the Point Pleasant Historical Society.  Our combined goal is to collect, preserve and share the rich and fascinating history of the two great Jersey Shore towns of Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach.  The Point Pleasant Historical Society also serves the beautiful seashore town of Mantoloking, New Jersey.  Click the Historical Society button for more information and don't forget to check out the Society's latest issue of the History Term Paper newsletter.

I hope you enjoy these Web Pages devoted to the history of two fantastic Jersey Shore communities......     Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach.  Please E-mail any comments, suggestions or questions you may have about this site or about local history in general.

We're SIXTEEN years old this year....WOW

Where did the time go? 

Some more updates to the site.  Check out the Historical Society Pages for the latest meeting news and a new email address.


The Historic Postcard Page contains links to thumbnails of post cards from my personal collection of Point Pleasant area cards.  These images each contain a brief caption describing the card and identifying the view.  As the post card images are added, the cards will be subdivided into categories.  The first category is titled "Greeting Cards/Aerial Views."  The scans will be of good quality and feel free to download the cards for your use and pleasure.  I will update the pages on a regular basis as time allows.  Just click on the Images Link and then select Post Cards, or click here to go directly to the page.



  • If your interested in old photographs and memorabilia of the area, check out the Images Pages, Part I and Part II.  Here you will find a gallery of rare photographs and artifacts.  Also, check the Post Cards Page for a look at the numerous post cards published over the past 100 years.


  • Books and other printed matter can be found at the Literature Page.  Almost anything that's been published on the area's history can be found here.


100 Years Ago

1950s Fun

  • The Historical Sites Page focuses on a particular spot in the Point Pleasant area that played a pivotal role in the history of the region.


  • If your looking for a capsule of what was happening a hundred years ago in the Point Pleasant area, visit the Tidbits Page.


Summer Memories

  • No Jersey Shore web site is complete without a Local Weather Page.  Here you can get just about any weather information you would want with just a click of the mouse.
  • Finally, the Links Page  has just what it implies, plenty of links to local, regional, and history-related web sites. Enjoy!

This site went world-wide on January 18, 1998


These pages last updated on October 11, 2015

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