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Updates – News

The Barnegat Historical Society is proud to present a program by Bill Chemerka detailing Famous & Not So Famous New Jerseyans – Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Burr Street, Barnegat, New Jersey.

Nearly everyone is familiar with many of New Jersey’s most famous individuals, past and present. But History Channel commentator and author Bill Chemerka will identify and explain a number of the state’s not-so-famous residents in an interesting presentation on March 28, 2017.

Bill Chemerka is an award-winning educator, writer, re-enactor, lecturer, and actor.  From 1973 to 2002 he taught American history and economics at Madison High School, where he earned nearly 20 teaching awards, including the DAR’s “Outstanding Teacher of American History in the State of New Jersey,” the “Governor’s Teaching Award” and four “Barret-Caprio Teaching Awards.”  He was also a multiple honoree of “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” and was the only teacher in 2001 to receive the New Jersey Historical Commission’s prestigious “Award of Recognition.”

He has been an on-camera consultant for numerous History Channel productions and was a writer for the Channel’s 2004 Emmy-nominated documentary, First Invasion: The war of 1812 and is the author a number of books, four of which – C. C. and the Alamo Cats, Juan Seguin, The Alamo from A to Z, and Fess Parker: TV’s Frontier Hero – were all published in 2011.  His most recent book, Joseph Warren Revere: The Gothic Saga of Paul Revere’s Grandson, traces the illustrious life of Revere, who lived in Morristown and who served in the US Navy, circumnavigated the globe, and fought in both the Mexican and American Civil Wars.

New Village Schedule

Our Heritage Village will now be open for free tours on the first Sunday of each month April through November from 1 to 4 p.m.  Please follow us on Facebook for upcoming events and society news.

Annual Flea & Craft Markets July 30th & August 27th

The Barnegat Historical Society will host its annual flea and craft markets on July 30 and August 27 at the public dock on East Bay Avenue in Barnegat.  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 (no tables provided) 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.  For information call 609-698-3788 or email us at barnegat.historical@gmail.com.

New Jersey’s Role in the American Revolution

Join us for a program presented by Bill Chemerka detailing New Jersey’s role in the American Revolution on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Burr Street, Barnegat, New Jersey.

More battles and skirmishes were fought in New Jersey than any other state during the Revolutionary War. Bill Chemerka, a former History Teacher of the Year in New Jersey and a member of the Brigade of the American Revolution, explains the important battlefield events that took place in New Jersey between 1775 and 1783.

Bill Chemerka is an award-winning educator, writer, re-enactor, lecturer, and actor.  From 1973 to 2002 he taught American history and economics at Madison High School, where he earned nearly 20 teaching awards, including the DAR’s “Outstanding Teacher of American History in the State of New Jersey,” the “Governor’s Teaching Award” and four “Barret-Caprio Teaching Awards.”  He was also a multiple honoree of “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” and was the only teacher in 2001 to receive the New Jersey Historical Commission’s prestigious “Award of Recognition.”

He has been an on-camera consultant for numerous History Channel productions and was a writer for the Channel’s 2004 Emmy-nominated documentary, First Invasion: The war of 1812 and is the author a number of books, four of which – C. C. and the Alamo Cats, Juan Seguin, The Alamo from A to Z, and Fess Parker: TV’s Frontier Hero – were all published in 2011.  His most recent book, Joseph Warren Revere: The Gothic Saga of Paul Revere’s Grandson, traces the illustrious life of Revere, who lived in Morristown and who served in the US Navy, circumnavigated the globe, and fought in both the Mexican and American Civil Wars.

2016 Flea and Craft Markets

The Barnegat Historical Society will host its annual flea and craft markets on July 30 and August 27 at the public dock on East Bay Avenue in Barnegat.  The markets feature new and used items, antiques, collectible and handmade decorative items, jewelry, etc.  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 (no tables provided) 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.  For additional information call 609-698-3788 or email us at barnegat.historical@gmail.com .

A Quick Look at 2015

Our Heritage Village will be open for guided tours on the first Sunday of every month 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. 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.

7/25/15 & 8/29/15 Annual Flea Markets

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.

Meetings & Programs –

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every other month beginning in January at the historic Cox House. 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.

All programs presented at our General Membership Meetings are free and open to the public.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.  Click here to learn more information about our upcoming programs.