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Havens Homestead Museum to Reopen With Exhibit on Brick’s Artistic History

Havens Homestead, Brick, N.J. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Havens Homestead, Brick, N.J. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The Havens Homestead Museum on Herbertsville Road will reopen for the season in April with a new featured exhibit on artistry in Brick through the years.

The exhibit will honor the “rich cultural heritage” of Brick Township’s artists, dating back to Clara Stroud Colvin and a meeting of artists in her Herbertsville studio on September 18, 1939 and the founding of the Laurelton Art Society. The exhibit is entitled “A Celebration of Brick Township,” and it includes beautiful watercolors, pastels and oil paintings by some of the most influential artists of the Jersey Shore.

The show will run from April 11 through May 9 during regular museum hours: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and Sundays from 12 noon to 2 p.m. There is no admission charge for either a tour of the museum or to see the exhibit. Donations to support the historical society are gratefully accepted by the museum’s volunteer staff.

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Additional events planned at the museum include:

  • April 18 – Trip to the National 9/11 Museum with lunch at Fino Wall Street; cost is $83.  The trip is full, but to be on the wait list, call 732-458-7507.
  • May 16 – Afternoon Tea at the Museum  from 1 to 3 p.m. featuring fruit, tea sandwiches, scones, a variety of desserts and teas with antique settings in an 1800’s farmhouse. Donation is $20.  Call 732-458-4788 for a reservation.
  • June 6  – Giant Yard Sale at the Havens Homestead Museum property from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; rain date is June 7.  This sale features a great variety of merchandise at reasonable prices. There will also be a NJ licensed gold/silver dealer to buy precious metals, a large display of costume jewelry for sale, specials in the Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop and a bake sale.

The museum is closed all major holiday weekends, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  For more information on the activities of the society, visit or call 732-785-2500.

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