Welcome to the Bay Head Historical Society and Museum

The Bay Head Historical Society Museum is open to the public seasonally from May to October. This 1867 farm home with outstanding interior woodwork has been restored to its former glory. The museum is home to memorabilia and history of life in this part of the Jersey Shore. An exhibit of turn-of-the-century photographs of the area plus artifacts and heirlooms donated by local residents are on permanent display during the season. The front salon is a gallery for changing displays of local art and special area exhibits. The Victorian garden, the sea grass garden, and the lilac memorial garden are outstanding. Completing the complex is the Dale Cottage, which celebrates the maritime heritage of the area.


Painting the Jersey Shore

This exhibition will bring attention to an important group of artists who lived and worked in Jersey Shore communities between 1900 and 1960. It will document their achievements and contributions to the cultural heritage of New Jersey and American art. Roy Pedersen of Pedersen Gallery, Lambertville, NJ is the author of Jersey Shore Impressionists – The Fascination of Sun and Sea 1880 -1940. Books will be available at the museum.


Now Showing Online: LaBonte / Schoettle Collection

Click here to view the collection.


BHHS Exhibition Posters

Click here to see our collection of BHHS exhibition posters.