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.
BBHS Membership Renewals
Dear BBHS Member:
As this strange long year races to a close, it is time to reinvest in the future of the Bradley Beach Historical Society & Museum. Renew your membership now to support the dedicated community that is so committed to preserving the rich history of our special little town.
Looking back, we did the Pandemic Pivot and offered an amazing array of engaging virtual programs. As a result, Bradley lovers have been reaching out across the miles as well as back in time to share stories, memorabilia, and artifacts.
Please renew today so we can do what we plan and much more.
Paul Neshamkin, President
Jayne Mackta, VP: Membership and Programs
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As this strange long year races to a close, it is time to reinvest in the future of the Bradley Beach Historical Society & Museum. Renew your membership now to support the dedicated community that is so committed to preserving the rich history of our special...
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, BBHS will present a look back at the role of beloved author Louisa May Alcott as a champion of suffrage.
BBHS invites you to chronicle a day in your life by sharing a page from your journal, sketch book or photo album that captures every day life in Bradley Beach during this unprecedented time.
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.
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.
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
I have been married for 50 years. Lucky me, my wife loves to dance and listen to “oldies but goodies.” And, I still have the old but new and improved moves.
Bobby was so interesting to talk with and he was really cute. I thought he was wonderful! A few weeks later we went on our first real date to see “West Side Story” at the Palace Theater in Bradley Beach.
Lou and I spent days sunbathing on the Brinley Avenue beach that was packed with teens. We would sing along with friends playing guitars or listen to a transistor radio.