The Alliance of Ocean County Historical Societies and Museums was founded and organized by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission in 2001. It is a derivative of the New Jersey Historical Commission’s local history grant program administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission, which reallocates its funding award to local historical organizations that have applied directly to the county agency for support.

The primary purpose of the Alliance is to facilitate networking among the County’s more than 25 known historical organizations. Meetings are held quarterly at local museum locations in Ocean County. Besides the opportunity to discuss mutual issues and concerns, the historical organizations have initiated a cooperative purchasing program that provides a system for buying archival materials and supplies in bulk at discounted prices.

This website is designed to offer a presence on the internet for local historical museums based in Ocean County so that they can better serve the historical community, as well as the general public.

For more information about the Alliance or to offer suggestions for this website, please contact:

The Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission:
County Administration Building, Room 338
14 Hooper Avenue
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754

Phone: 732-929-4779
TTY: 732-506-5062
Fax: 732-288-7871



The following image sources were used in the development of this website:

  • Ocean County Historical Society
  • Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission
  • Asbury Park Press
  • Sandpaper
  • Local Historical Society and Museum Websites
  • Toms River Revitalization Committee


Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission



Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission