Starting Your Genealogy Research
Monday April 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Keyport Senior Center
Ever wonder where your ancestors came from? Join Beverly Yackel from the Monmouth County Genealogy Society as she talks about genealogy research.Some talking points in her lecture are: What they know (who, what, when, where, why), gathering information (ABCs), family health history, and family mythology. Beverly will also discuss research tips such as learning to read different handwriting, dealing with the "mizspeleng of words & knames", which records they should start with and where the records may be found, research facilities and internet resources.
Coffee & Dessert Social
Monday May 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Keyport First Aid
Join the members of the Keyport Historical Society for an evening of relaxation and indulgence. Guests are asked to bring a historical item from your personal collection and provide a brief summary. Your historical item does not need to be relevant to Keyport and you are still welcome to join us even if you don't have something to bring. This event is open to all residents and non-residents.
History of NJ State Parks
Monday June 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Keyport Senior Center
Some of New Jersey's most exciting history can be found in our more than two dozen State Parks...Old names such as Wawayanda and Hopatcong remind us of the Lenni Lenape, or "Original People." Historic battlefields recall New Jersey's perilous years as "the Crossroads of the American Revolution." Abandoned forges still speak of our first great industry, and we can trace the beginnings of our transportation network in the paths of the Morris and the Delaware & Raritan Canals. The slide show includes my original photography of many of New Jersey's beautiful state parks, plus vintage maps and images of historic people, places, and events.
Owning New Jersey - Historic Tales of War, Property, Disputes & the Pursuit of Happiness
Monday August 3, 2015 @ 7:30pm Keyport Senior Center
New Jersey's land records and deeds are unlikely sources for a thrilling tale but reveal little-known, fascinating history. A detailed story of the founding of the Garden State 350 years ago is preserved in these papers. The state's boundaries were drawn in such documents centuries ago, even if the authors never stepped foot in North America. The archives hide heroes, like the freed African Americans who fought for their right to own their piece of the state. And of course, there are the bizarre and mysterious tales, like the silk baron's castle and the assault against a sixteen-year-old maiden during the throes of the American Revolution. Join land title expert Joseph Grabas as he combs through these all-but-forgotten stories of the pursuit of happiness and property in early New Jersey.
Mapping the Robert J. Walker Shipwreck
Monday September 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Join Dan Lieb as he discusses the latest shipwreck expedition of the Robert J Walker off the coast of Atlantic City, NJ. The Walker, one of the first iron-hulled steamships built for the U.S. government, sank about 10 miles offshore. Twenty of the 72 crew members would perish that night in 1860.
Saturday Nov 14, 2015
Tea and Fashion Show
1-4 pm @ Keyport Yacht Club
Monday Nov 30, 2015
Covered Dish Dinner
6:30 pm @ Keyport First Aid
Enjoy a social get together with members and friends. Bring your favorite dish enough to feed 8-10 people. The dinner bell is rung at 6:30 p.m. sharp at the Keyport First Aid (1927 Atlantic St).
Don’t be late!
Saturday Dec 12, 2015
Candlelight House Tour of Keyport
Come enjoy ride on an old fashioned trolley thru the historic town of Keyport at Christmas time and visit the homes of all types. The tours start at Burlew's Seafood and Steak Restaurant (59 W. Front St) and runs from 4-9pm .
Tickets are $18 and available at IHOP (106 Rt 36, Stop and Shop plaza), Keyport Public Library (109 Broad St) and also at Espresso Joe's (50 W. Front St) or by clicking the button below.
Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event for $20.
Brochures and maps will be available before tours start.