Our Museum is located in the Carmen Biase Center, 719 Main Street next to Borough Hall. Learn fascinating facts about our coastal town and view our exhibits.
Bradley Beach Historical Society
The permanent collection of the BBHS is displayed in the Bradley Beach Historical Museum in the Carmen A. Biase Center at 719 Main Street, Bradley Beach, right next to Bradley Beach Borough Hall.
The Museum will be open in the spring of 2019 on a regular basis:
Tuesday: 10 AM – 1 PM
Saturday: 1 PM – 4 PM
By appointment: call 201-993-9480
Items on display include extensive pictures and objects that trace the history of the Borough back to its founding, and record the beach, boardwalk, hotels, Main Street and Avenues, police and fire departments, schools and churches, life guards and beach patrol, and famous and infamous residents through the last 125 years.
The Historical Society is in the process of collecting oral histories from residents and visitors to capture the memories of our beautiful shore town. During the next two years we hope to make most of our archives available online on this website.
Summer Exhibition: Rock ‘n Remember
June 1 – July 15, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1 from 4–6 PM
During its Summer Exhibition, BBHS will celebrate the special role the rocking chair has played in life down the Shore. By conveying the cultural significance of this iconic piece of furniture in the lives of those who live at or visit the Shore, we will elicit great memories and personal stories that can be shared and enjoyed by all.
In the recent past, we have celebrated the long history of the Palace Theater/Beach Cinema. Visit the Museum for an extensive display of old programs (going back to the days of Vaudeville), posters, projectors, and other artifacts from the theater donated by former owner, John Esposito.