Date(s) - 10/07/2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Museum Tower Grounds -Cultural Center Complex Grounds of the Stucile Farms Water Tower, 703 Deal Road, Ocean New Jersey 07712
The Ocean Township Historical Museum, located in the Eden Woolley House in front of the Ocean Library at 703 Deal Road in Ocean, is hosting an Outdoor Antique and Flea Market, 9 to 3, Sunday, October 7 (rain or shine). The event takes place on the Museum grounds and adjacent parkland—appropriately enough, in the shadow of the historic tower the museum is working to save. All proceeds from the flea market go to the restoration effort.
The market organizers are now accepting applications from food vendors and organizations or individuals offering antiques, arts and crafts, and vintage, re-purposed, home décor, and flea market items. The fee for a 10’x10’ space is $35 for merchandise vendors and $70 for food providers. Deadline for applications is September 30. Vendor applications can be downloaded from the website oceanmuseum.org.
Event chair Brenda Wityk explained, “We want to create a fun and productive day for everyone involved—visitors, shoppers, and vendors. It’s an ideal location for what we have in mind: parkland situated behind the museum and next to the library with off-street parking, activities for children, tours of the museum, historic tower and adjacent cow barn, and a surrounding woodland that will be alive with fall colors.”
The museum association has an impressive track record for saving structures. It rescued the 18th century (in its oldest part) Eden Woolley House, moved from the corner of Route 35 and Deal Road, restored, and opened to the public in 2009. Now, they’ve set their sights on saving the historic tower behind the Woolley House. The tower was built in the early 20th century to hide a water tank that supplied the farm on which it stood. Its iconic façade, reminiscent of a New England lighthouse, has become a local landmark. To date, the structure has been stabilized and painted. Work remains to complete the renovation and open the tower to the public as an adjunct to the museum.
Contact the Museum (732-531-2136 or OceanMuseum@yahoo.com) or call Brenda Wityk (732-922-0467) to learn more.