P.O. Box 1273, Point Pleasant
Beach, NJ 08742. (732) 892-3091
We are an incorporated
non-profit organization founded in 1976 and concerned with the history of
Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant and Mantoloking, towns on or near the
shoreline of central New Jersey. We invite you to explore the large and
growing collection of pictures and articles scattered about this website.
Features often change.
Early Boardwalk - Point Pleasant Beach back when there were sand
dunes and before there were crowds. This postcard, dated 1918, looks
northward. In the distance is the Inlet Pavilion.
Our latest online project is Timelines
of Point Pleasant History, a chronology of about 60 historical events
with links to over a dozen illustrated articles on local history -- from
the first documented European view of the area by the crew of Henry Hudson
in 1609 to an account of a successful drive in 1954 to prevent the
construction of a power plant on Manasquan Inlet. We suggest you access
these articles through the Timelines
feature, But you can go directly to many articles below:
is located in Point Pleasant Beach Borough Hall, 416 New Jersey Avenue.
The entrance, off New York Avenue, is handicapped accessible. The Museum
is open on the second Thursday of the month from 1 - 4 P.M. and by
The society's Video,
Yesterday On Film, preserves rare movies of the area from the 1920s
and 30s. It includes scenes of local fisherman rescuing victims of the Morro
Castle ship fire, the building of the modern Manasquan Inlet, local
steam trains, a 1920s travelogue, Vacation Time in Beautiful Point
Pleasant, and a prohibition era silent comedy, Mantoloking
Meetings are held at the Woman's
Club building, 513 St. Louis Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, and begin at
7:30 P.M. We meet on the second Monday of the month, from March through
November (with July and August off for a summer vacation). Guest speakers
are featured at the meetings and are announced in our online Newsletter.
The Point Pleasant Historical Society web pages are presented as
part of the Point Pleasant History site of Point Pleasant Beach Historian Jerry
chronology of Point Pleasant area history with links to over a dozen
The online edition of
"History Term Paper" -- features, meetings.
An online tour of
our museum at Pt. Pleasant Beach Borough Hall.
It's cheap and you get
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