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 operates a museum as well as Centennial Cottage, a “living history” museum.
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 2017-2018
President: Sam Olshan
First Vice-President: Louise Olshan
Second Vice-President: Jean Buckley
Treasurer: Linda Dousis
Assistant Treasurer: Lorrie Losapio
Corresponding Secretary: Jean Magaw
Recording Secretary: Alice Probst
Standing Committee Chairs
Curator: Ted Bell
Exhibits: Dell O’Hara, Ph.D.
Historian: Dell O’Hara, Ph.D.
Architectural Historian: Deborah Osepchuk
House Tour: Louise Olshan
Membership and Community Outreach:
Museum: Lorrie Losapio
Museum Shop: Jean Buckley
Technology: Darrell Dufresne
Skold: Ted Aanensen
Workshops: Louise Olshan
Walking Tours: Darrell Dufresne