Grant awarded for exhibit on Revolution

The New Jersey Historical Commission has awarded a special project grant of $20,000 to the Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) in support of its upcoming exhibition, "Revolution in Monmouth."

In recognition of the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth, MCHA will present an exhibition to explore the military history, political environment, social impact and lasting mythology of one of the most significant battles in the Revolutionary War.

"Revolution in Monmouth" is scheduled to open June 1, in time for the battle reenactment weekend of June 28-29, and will be on view until the end of July 2004. Several educational programs, focused on the exhibition, will be available for school classes during the 2003-04 school year.

The galleries of MCHA’s main museum will display artifacts, documents, paintings and maps from its collections, with selected loans from private collections and other institutions. Mark Lender, professor of history at Kean University, is consulting with MCHA and will write the text for the exhibition.

MCHA’s main museum, library and archives are in downtown Freehold at 70 Court St. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The library is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-18, and $1.50 for seniors. Members of MCHA and children under age 6 are admitted free. Groups of 10 or more should call in advance to schedule a tour.

For more information, call (732) 462-1466 or visit the Web site