Upcoming Events 2017

Town Wide Yard Sale – April 29, 2017 – Visit the Heritage Village on East Bay Avenue and search for treasures among the many items donated to the society.  If you have items to donate or would like to help the day of, please contact the society.

Victorian Tea – May 20, 2017 – This lovely full service tea, including sweets, savories and dessert, will be served on beautiful antique and collectible dishware and linens in the elegantly appointed Cox House, North Main Street, Barnegat. Reservations for either the 11:30 or 1:30 seating are a must as space is limited. Tickets are $15 each. Please call 609-698-8366 or email barnegat.historical@gmail.com.

Flea & Craft Markets – July 29 and August 26, 2017 Public Dock, East Bay Avenue Vendor space is available on a first come, first served basis – there is no pre-registration or application. Members of our society will be at the dock at 5 a.m. to assign vendors to spaces. Spaces (we do not provide tables) are $20 each and are 19 by 20 feet. They are large enough to accommodate a regular size van and 10 by 10 easy-up canopy. Electric is not available. Rain date, if necessary, is the following Saturday. People usually start arriving to shop around 8:00 a.m.

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What’s New for 2014 . . .

We have made some big changes for 2014. First, we have a new meeting location for our general membership meetings. Starting with our January 21st meeting, we will be using the historic Cox House located on the corner of Route 9 and West Bay Avenue. January’s meeting will include a guided tour of the house in addition to our regular business meeting. General membership meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of each odd numbered month. Please check back for program information.

Our Heritage Village will now be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month year round. Docents will provide visitors with free tours of the village. Tours of groups of 10 or more can be arranged upon request.

We will be planning a Victorian Tea to take place in the spring. Also, our annual flea and craft markets are scheduled for July 26, and August 23, 2014. Quilts Along the Bay, our annual quilt show, is scheduled for September 13, and 14, 2014. See our events page for more information.

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2013 Events

Victorian Tea – May 4th
Join us for a lovely full tea service with seatings at 11:30 and 1:30, including homemade sweets, savories and dessert served on beautiful antique & collectible dishware and linens. The tea will be served in the elegantly appointed Cox House, North Main Street , Barnegat. Reservations are a must as seating is limited. Please call 609-698-3788 or email barnegat.historical@gmail.com. Tickets are $15 each

July 27 and August 24, 2013 Annual Flea & Craft Markets – This July we will be celebrating our 30th annual flea market. These flea markets feature crafts, new merchandise, antiques and collectibles. Shoppers can enjoy the beauty of Barnegat Bay while shopping for treasures. Vendors are welcome on a first come, first served basis. Society members will be at the dock at 5 a.m. to assign vendors to spaces. Spaces are 19′ by 20′ and cost $20 each (tables are not provided and there is no electricity available). Shoppers start arriving around 8 a.m. For additional information, please call 609-698-3788 or email barnegat.historical@gmail.com. The flea market is located at the Barnegat Public Dock, East Bay Avenue, Barnegat. Rain date, if necessary, will be the following Saturday.

Quilts Along the Bay Quilt Show and Sale
September 14th 10:00 to 4:00 & September 15th 11:00 to 4:00
Barnegat Community Center, 900 West Bay Avenue (behind Town Hall) Beautifully handcrafted quilts will be displayed during this two day event. Quilts are professionally judged. There will be vendors on site selling quilting supplies and quilting related items. For information call: 609-698-3323 or visit the quilt show pages on our website

Our Heritage Village will be open for guided tours on the first Sunday of each month from October through April from 1 to 4 in the afternoon. Visitors will be greeted by volunteer docents who will provide guided tours of each of our four buildings. We will resume our summer tour schedule on Memorial Day weekend and continue that schedule (every Saturday – except on the days of our flea markets – from 1 to 4 in the afternoon) through Labor Day weekend. Village tours are free and open to the public, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information regarding any of our events, membership and our regular meetings please email us at barnegat.historical@gmail.com, call 609-698-3788.

Meetings & Programs – Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every other month beginning in January. All meetings include a program of local or historical interest. Our meetings are free and open to the public. Our meeting facilities are handicap accessible. If you have any questions regarding any of our programs or events, please call 609-698-3788. Thank you for visiting our website!

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Heritage Village – Open One Sunday Per Month

We are pleased to announce that we have expanded the hours of operation for our Heritage Village. The village is located at 575 East Bay Avenue, Barnegat, New Jersey.

Previously only open during the summer months, the village will now be open to visitors on the first Sunday of each month from October through May. Tour hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests will be greeted by friendly docents who will provide tours of the society’s village. Tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

The Heritage Village houses a collection of artifacts and records that detail the rich history of the village of Barnegat. The village is situated on East Bay Avenue and consists of four major buildings and three smaller structures – the Lippincott-Faulkenburg House, the Barber Shop, the Edwards House, the Butcher Shop, a corn crib, a motel cabin and a three-hole necessary. What’s interesting at the village? How about the foot pedal powered dental drill? Want to look for yourself or a relative in our collection of Barnegat High School year books? We have items from the Barnegat glass works, a display of antique children’s toys, a ship’s log, and a map detailing the travels of Barnegat’s ships in the Lippincott House. In the Edwards’ House you’ll find a display of kitchen tools from varying eras. The Butcher Shop is the home of our tribute to the local baymen.

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May 15th Open House

Our next meeting is May 15th at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at our Heritage Village on East Bay Avenue. We will be hosting an open house at the village, which houses a wonderful collection of furnishings, tools, and artifacts donated from local families. This event is free and open to all.

Also, the Society is accepting reservations for its annual Victorian Tea on May 19th. For more information about our society, the village and upcoming events, please visit our website at barnegathistoricalsociety.com. Questions or to make reservations for the tea, email us at barnegat.historical@gmail.com or call 698-3788.

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Coming Soon . . . Historic Walking Tour



We are happy to announce that a self-guided walking tour of historic Barnegat will be made available for downloading/printing in the near future.  Members of Boy Scout Troop 26 of Barnegat recently completed, under the supervision of Eagle Scout candidate, Christopher Brower, a walking tour of some of the historic sites in downtown Barnegat.  The tour brochure will provide a map, historical information and pictures. 

 

The Society anticipates presenting a one time guided tour in the future which will follow the historic trail that Christopher has created.

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Meet Barnegat Township’s Historian

Meet Barnegat Township’s Historian, Mary Catherine Kennedy!  Mrs. Kennedy, a lifelong Barnegat resident, will be on hand at the Barnegat Historical Society’s March 20, 2012, meeting to discuss Barnegat’s history, her memories of growing up in town and share her collection of photographs.  The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Barnegat Bay Assembly of God Church, 378 Route 9, Waretown , New Jersey .  This meeting is free and open to the public. 

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We are on Facebook!

Our society may be interested in preserving history, but we do like to keep up with modern trends too.  That’s why you’ll find us on Facebook – The Barnegat Historical Society.  We will be posting information about meetings, programs, events and other society updates.

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Quilts Along the Bay 2011

This year’s winners for Best in Show (Indigo Blue by Anne Flynn), Judge’s Choice (Victoria’s Garden by Kathleen Delany) and Viewers’ Choice (Summer by Joan Palmieri. 

Thank you to all those who participated including our vendors!  We will be carrying over this year’s challenge of Quilts of Valor to next year.  More information will be posted on our quilt show page. 

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The Flea and Craft Market has been postponed due to impending weather as per the Barnegat Township Administrator.  The new date is September 3rd.

This flea market features crafts, new merchandise, antiques and collectibles.  Shoppers can enjoy the beauty of Barnegat Bay while shopping for treasures.  Vendors are welcome on a first come, first served basis.  Spaces are 19′ by 20′ and cost $20 each (tables are not provided).  For additional information, please call 609-698-3788 or email barnegat.historical@gmail.com.  The Flea Market is located at the Barnegat Municipal Dock, East Bay Avenue, Barnegat.

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