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South River Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.

South River, New Jersey



The South River Historical & Preservation Society is dedicated to sharing and preserving
the proud history of South River for future generations.


Van Dyke Reid photo album
Main Street postcard
Museum Displays


General Meetings of the Society are held five times a year at the
South River Museum--Old School Baptist Church
64-66 Main Street, South River.

The meetings, which are open to the public, begin at 7:00 p.m. and include a program and refreshments.


Next Meeting - November 29, 2017
2017 Annual Meeting: In the Spotlight
Bring a piece of South River history for show-and-tell or share a favorite story from your memories of people, places, or events in the borough. The audience will be in the spotlight for this unstructured evening of oral history and socializing.


2017 Meeting Dates


February 22: Shaped by Fire - Join us for a program on major South River fires from 1870 to the present, presented by Brian Armstrong, president of the society.
April 26: ABCs of Starting Your Genealogy Research - Whether you're a beginning genealogist or are already deep into your family tree, there's always more to discover and learn! The featured speaker will be Beverly Seward Yackel, a Past-President of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society.
June 28: Owning New Jersey - The June program will focus on land records as an important source for historical research. The featured speaker will be Joseph A. Grabas, forensic land title expert and author of Owning New Jersey: Historic Tales of War, Property Disputes & the Pursuit of Happiness.
September 27Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore - Boardwalks, saltwater taffy, candy apples, popcorn, and rides... Relive the simpler days as author Rick Geffken highlights some of the places that made the Jersey Shore the iconic recreational and vacation destination that it is today.
November 29 (Annual Meeting)



We're adding content to our web site and to our collections to help South River history come alive for you.
If you have stories or pictures to share, or South River items that you'd like to donate, we'd love to hear from you!


South River Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 446
South River, NJ 08882
732-613-3078 (messages only)