105 Simpson Avenue, PO Box 670
Island Heights, NJ 08732
732-929-2815 FAX: 732-929-4437
Open year-round : Wed. 1-4pm, Every Third Sat: 9am-3pm

Handicapped Ramp, restroom audio & video tapes are available

About the Museum

Collections / Gallery




In 1978, a group of residents prompted by the spirit of civic pride during the Island Heights' Centennial Celebration, founded the Island Heights Cultural & Heritage Association. That spirit has since perpetuated a growing interest in the rich historical background of Island Heights.

The Association offers help in the interpretation and care of historic properties. They actively collect local historic artifacts and ephemera to preserve for future generations.

The Association restored a circa 1880 Carpenter Gothic cottage located at 105 Simpson Avenue. The cottage will be furnished in the simple "summer at the shore" style, making it a living museum.


The IHCHA sponsors a number of cultural, historic and social events, including:
Sailfest, Designer Show Houses, rehablilitation of the Central Avenue Pavillion, summer outdoor concert series, and garden tours. Programs feature local artists, women's history, and victorian preservation. For a schedule of events, please contact the Association.

Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission  


Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission