Bradley Beach Historical Society
BBHS was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization for the purpose of collecting and preserving local historical data and artifacts for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Bradley Beach, NJ
Celebrating the heritage of Bradley Beach by keeping its history a part of daily life.
Welcome to the Bradley Beach Historical Society (BBHS) web site. Here you can find out about events (past and future) as well as exhibitions hosted at our Museum, which is located in the Carmen Biase Center, 719 Main Street next to Borough Hall. If you want to learn fascinating facts about our coastal town, you will be able to search through our collection as our online archives expand.
In light of recent developments regarding the Coronavirus, the Bradley Beach Historical Society has postponed all events including the Salute to The Bradley Beach Police Department scheduled to open on March 24, 2020. The Bradley Beach Historical Museum will also be closed to the public until further notice.
2020 Museum Exhibit
Before the tv room, before air conditioning, there was the front porch, a special space between indoors and out where folks of all ages gathered for all sorts of reasons. Our exhibit will tell a visual story and capture what’s been lost and what might yet be reclaimed.
Any stories or memorabilia to share?
Contact BBHS for more information: 201-993-9480
BBHS-2020 Porch Exhibit Guidelines
Download & Complete Form or Submit Below
BBHS-2020 Intent To Participate Form
Call for Art - Intent to Participate
Captain Kidd’s Treasure
The earliest accounts of Bradley Beach can be traced back to 1679 when it is said that Captain William Kidd anchored his vessel off Duck Creek, now known as Sylvan Lake. By 1927, Bradley Beach had become a popular resort town.
Bradley Love Stories
The 50s were an idyllic romance with boys we loved for a week or so before one or the other of us moved on to the someone sitting on the next blanket.
Before dawn in August 2013, Skyler invited Jessica to go to the beach with him to take some photos of the sunrise. Instead he proposed!
Lampros and Vasaliki Scaltsas, maternal grandparents of Bradley Beach native Eileen Shissias, operated a boardwalk restaurant- the Fourth Avenue Pavilion.