Historical Society of Ocean Grove

We believe that historical thinking requires critical approaches to evidence and argument. Historical thinking develops a contextual understanding and historical perspective. This encourages concepts like continuity, change, and causation, and the ability to interpret and communicate complex ideas clearly and coherently. Adapted from the History Relevance Initiative of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH).

We would like our education and social impact programs to connect thousands of young people and their families, including students, community members, aspiring historians, and educators. Our goal is to offer enriching history experiences, nurture critical thinking at all levels, and harness the power of history to make meaningful differences in people’s lives.

If you are interested in volunteering for our education programs, check our Volunteer section for details.

Please consider a donation to the Education Fund.


The Museum and Centennial Cottage can each accommodate one group of up to 30 students at the same time.


Program Availability

Monday through Friday.



60 minutes per program.



$125 per group of up to 30 students for each traveling trunk or education program. A non-refundable deposit of $30 would be due in advance for each. Confirmations with details would be sent on receipt of deposit.

Reservations would need to be made at least two weeks in advance.



Please contact museum at: [email protected]


​The HSOG is currently looking for a sponsor(s) for its inaugural 2020 education program.