The Historical Society of Ocean Grove is dedicated to conservation, education and preservation of the history of Ocean Grove, New Jersey, both as a coastal resort community and a camp meeting site.
The Society is also dedicated to educating the public about the historic contributions made to the USA by the residents, visitors and governing bodies of Ocean Grove; about Victorian life and architecture, and the restoration of Victorian structures in the community.
The Society is a non-profit organization which has received public grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey Cultural Trust, and the Monmouth County Historical Commission.
Our Executive Board 2016
President: Sam Olshan
Treasurer: Linda Dousis
Assistant Treasurer: Jean Buckley
Corresponding Secretary: Gayle Aanensen
Recording Secretary: Kim Brittingham
Standing Committee Chairs
Parliamentarian: Phyllis Keutgen
Centennial Cottage: Mary Solecki
Curator: Ted Bell
Education: Mary Solecki
Exhibits: Dell O’Hara, Ph.D.
Development: Ted Aanensen
Historian: Dell O’Hara, Ph.D.
Architectural Historian: Jenny Shaffer, Ph.D.
Archives: Elsalynn Palmisano
House Tour: Michael McGraw, Ph.D.
Membership and Community Outreach: Michael McGraw, Ph.D.
Museum Shop: Jean Buckley
Publicity: Bob Waitt
Technology: Darrell Dufresne
Skold: Ted Aanensen
Workshops: Louise Olshan
Walking Tours: Bob Waitt