“The Most Desirable Spot on the Coast”
…for the weary citizen to recuperate his flagging energies, and thereby add years of usefulness and enjoyment to life. - 1877 Poster
The wide, soft sand of Belmar’s beach is a welcome site to all who enjoy the splendor of the ocean. In 1872, when Belmar was called “Ocean Beach”, it was not yet the Victorian ocean resort that was soon to develop. The BHS has worked...
The commercial district of Belmar was “F” Street now called Main Street. Belmar’s downtown was located near the railroad tracks for ease in transporting goods. Early businesses carried essential items for the times. Shops sold coal,...
In the late 1800′s, Belmar’s marina area was riverside tidal mud flats where the Shark River forms a bay before emptying out to the Atlantic Ocean. The Shark River has long been a popular place to go fishing, crabbing and digging...
Visit the BHS display at Boro Hall for unique Holiday Gifts
Are you proud of Belmar and eager to share its exciting history with your friends?
You can learn more about Belmar and discuss its history by giving a copy of one of these fantastic documents.
You can see samples of the five items available next time you are at Boro Hall. Each items is a personal and memorable gift to show you care.
You can complete all your Christmas or Hannukah gift shopping easily in just one stop. Visit the Belmar Museum, and take a few minutes to see the progress we are making to display our collection as we ready the facility for its spring opening.
Purchasing your gifts through the Belmar Historical Society also sends a wonderful message to your friends while helping your community! Each gift is a donation and that will help the Belmar Historical Society to collect and preserve Belmar’s history.
Members of the Belmar Historical Society gathered for a Christmas Party to celebrate the holidays and discuss plans for an exciting 2015. The event was hosted by BHS members Tom and Rosemary Volker at the INN AT THE SHORE.
The Officers of the BHS Board of Trustees for 2015 were confirmed:
President, Naomi Reissner; Vice-President, Spencer Heulitt; Treasurer, Jim Hohn; Secretary, Pat O’Keefe, members Lucille Maddalena and Karen Heulitt.
Membership in the BHS, is not what you get, but what you can give.
What do you get when you volunteer for the BHS? It is something as fragile as it is powerful, much like a postcard from the turn of the century filled with forgotten information. It is the opportunity to learn the history of your community, to find ways to preserve it, and then share that knowledge with others. Those are very important goals. We all need to give back, to be of value, to find a purpose for ourselves and a way to belong to our community.
The BHS volunteers are doing great work as a constant reminder to the community that we are holding fast despite the loss of our museum during the storm. We are waiting and maintaining, keeping the historical documents safe and ready for display when the time is right. Our message is of endurance, much as Belmar has endured, and the need to learn from the past to prepare for the future. That is what we offer members: a future that is built on a strong foundation. Our volunteers believe that is what is truly in the hearts of many. Come join us today. For further information, click here or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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