The Barnegat Historical Society has expanded hours of operation for Heritage Village, located at 575 East Bay Avenue.
Previously only open during the summer months, the village will now be open to visitors on the first Sunday of each month from October through May. Tour hours will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guests are greeted by docents who provide tours of the society’s village. Tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
The Heritage Village houses a collection of artifacts and records that detail the rich history of the village of Barnegat.
The village is situated on East Bay Avenue and consists of four major buildings and three smaller structures – the Lippincott-Faulkenburg House, the Barber Shop, the Edwards House, the Butcher Shop, a corn crib, a motel cabin and a three-hole necessary.
The village features items Barnegat glass works, a display of antique children’s toys, a ship’s log, and a map detailing the travels of Barnegat’s ships in the Lippincott House. In the Edwards’ House, visitors will find a display of kitchen tools from varying eras. The Butcher Shop is the home of our tribute to the local baymen.
General membership meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every other month beginning in January at 7:30 p.m. All meetings include a program of local or historical interest. Meetings are free and open to the general public. Meetings are held at the Barnegat Bay Assembly of God Church, 378 Route 9 North, Waretown. This facility is handicap accessible.
People interested in becoming a member and receiving the bi-monthly newsletter Heritage Village Crier, can send in annual dues ($12 for a family membership or $7 for an individual membership) to Barnegat Historical Society, P.O. Box 381, Barnegat, New Jersey 08005. Please be sure to include your name, address, telephone number and email address.
For additional information please visit the society website:barnegathistoricalsociety.com.