BELMAR, NJ — Diplomas, report cards, commencement programs dating back to the 1940s — and even a photograph of the original Belmar High School from the 1890s — are part of the Belmar Historical Society’s current exhibit at the municipal building.

The historical society delved into its archives to assemble the “Back to School” display, which features memorabilia from Belmar Elementary School and St. Rose Grammar School.

Any longtime Belmar or Lake Como resident may be interested in the photo of the 1959 graduating class from Belmar Elementary School or the one of St. Rose High School’s 1956 graduating class — the girls posed and well-poised in their white dresses and the boys in their suits.

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The BHS exhibit can be seen during regular business hours in the Sixth Avenue lobby of the Belmar Municipal Building, 601 Main Street.

This display is just a small sample of the extensive school collection and yearbooks housed at the Belmar museum, located at 900 E Street in the annex of the Union Firehouse.

The Belmar museum 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.

An all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, BHS welcomes donations of Belmar memorabilia to add to its historical archives at its museum. For additional information, contact the society at 908-309-3380, or visit its website by clicking here.

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