BELMAR, NJ — Looking for a unique gift for a Belmar history buff? Belmar Historical Society will host a holiday pop-up shop today, December 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at its museum located at 900 E Street.

Among the items to be featured include enlarged reproductions of Belmar postcards; “Memories of Belmar” books, which contain personal memories recounted by longtime Belmar residents; and “Images of Belmar,” Volumes I and II, which give a pictorial history of the borough, founded as Ocean Beach. In fact, a favorite piece of Belmar history from the very beginning — a reproduction of the borough’s 1895 map — will be available for purchase.

In digging out its closet, BHS has found other items in limited supplies, including vintage New Jersey Seafood Festival T-shirts, World War I Doughboy T-shirts and an 1889 framed map of Belmar, as well as vintage holiday postcards and other treasures, such as old bottles and magazines.

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Starting at $100, a veteran or loved one can be honored through the “Buy a Brick” program for the memorial patio around the Spirit of the Doughboy statue in Memorial Field.

A sampling of items that will be sold is currently on display in the Sixth Avenue lobby of the Belmar Municipal Building, 601 Main Street.  Also, click here for a video, courtesy of the Borough of Belmar, with a sneak peek of the BHS pop-up shop.  

Cash or check only for purchases. For additional information, contact BHS at 908-309-3380 or

About the Belmar Historical Society

The BHS museum, located at 900 E Street in the annex of the Union Firehouse, is open to the public every Monday from 2 to 4 p.m., every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, and the second Saturday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., or by appointment.

In addition to offering museum tours and conducting research to further its mission to save and preserve Belmar’s history, BHS welcomes the public to joins its ranks, attend free Belmar history classes and learn to serve as a docent to give tours.

Additional information can also be found on its website by clicking here and Facebook page for the latest updates.


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