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.


Bay Head Historic District

Now until December 17th. Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 4 pm.
Bay Head Historic District, an exhibit with photographs, maps and the National Historic District – Bay Head documents, which is a great place to begin exploring the history of your house.


Victorian Christmas

December 2 through December 17. Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 4 pm.
Victorian decorated trees, holiday music on our 1920’s Victor Victrola, and Thomas Edison first Christmas movies. On December 2nd, in conjunction with the Bay Head Business Association’s Olde Tyme Christmas, we will open at 12:30 to welcome trolley riders. Excerpts from a Victorian era diary will be read. Refreshments will be served.


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.