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.
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
Lampros and Vasaliki Scaltsas, maternal grandparents of Bradley Beach native Eileen Shissias, operated a boardwalk restaurant- the Fourth Avenue Pavilion.
My husband, Leonard Riley, was born on Newark Avenue and raised in Bradley Beach. He really loved his hometown and never lived anywhere else.
I saw Bill Blumenau over the fence. I saw him on the beach the next day. I had made such an impression that he thought he was picking me up.