The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society is inviting new members and calling for volunteers to participate in a Spring Cleanup in preparation for Strauss Mansion Museum formal opening for an exciting 2022 season scheduled for April 10.
In a letter to members this week, Membership Chair Joanne Dellosso outlined some of the accomplishments of the active society in the past, and highlighted some of the events and exhibits slated for this year.
One of the highlights will be a new exhibit on the sinking of the Titanic, in recognition of the 120th anniversary of the tragedy. A special exhibit in the new Victorian Tea Room at the Mansion will highlight the ship, its passengers and the events of that tragic day.
In order to prepare for the reopening volunteers are needed Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, for light cleanup activities including sweeping, dusting, and reorganizing exhibits. Work will be done from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, and volunteers are welcome for any time portion within that time. Interested persons can contact Museum personnel on Facebook, Instagram or their website.
Events this year include the return of the free monthly speaker series, an arts and crafts fair, a cruise on the Navesink Queen, the fall Flea Market and a number of extraordinary events in October including showings of the ever popular Nosferatu with a live band, ghost hunting experiences and private tours.
The Mansion is also available for rent for private parties, events and celebrations throughout the season.
Persons interested in becoming members of the Society can contact the Society at their website and through Facebook and Instagram.
The Society is a non-profit 501 (C) 3 organization, making membership dues tax deductions and contributions tax deductible. One hundred present of dues is dedicated for the maintenance of the museum and all its programs.