The Old Stone Store
Stafford Township Historical Society
Stafford Township: 1749 - present
Stafford Township was chartered on March 3, 1749. Up until then, the land had been part of Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth County. Stafford included all land now belonging to Waretown, Barnegat and much of the area south of present day Stafford, including Eagleswood. Also included was a large part of Long Beach Island.
Summer Concert Series will be held every Monday, from July 8, 2013 to Aug 26, 2013, at the Manahawkin Lake Park in front of the new pavilion on the lake in Manahawkin. Parking is available on North Lakeshore Drive next to the Old Baptist Church. Concerts start at 7 PM and go until 9 PM. Concerts are free but a $1.00 donation is encouraged.
Veterans Day - Nov 11, 2013 at 10:30am. Ceremonies will take place at the Historical Baptist Church (Cultural Center) on Rt 9 including guided walking tours of Stafford historic sites and the ringing of the church bell at 11 am.
229th Anniversary of the Skirmish at Cedar Bridge - Dec 27, 2011 @ 2pm - come see an interpretation of the last battle of the American Revolutionary war on location at Cedar Bridge Tavern in Barnegat.
Recent Happenings2013 STHS brochure
Products for Sale
"Stafford Chronicles" a history of Stafford Township in pictures and stories.
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The Stafford Township Historical Society received an operating support grant this year (July 2012 to June 2013) from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State, administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission.
55 North Lakeshore Dr, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
This Site was slightly Updated: Jan 15, 2013