BELMAR, NJ — It’s time to dust off those boxes filled with memorabilia — or even that one relic of bygone days — for the Belmar Historical Society’s sixth annual “Show-and-Tell” program on Tuesday, February 11.

During the 7 p.m. program, attendees will have the opportunity to share their treasures of the past, which could include photos, postcards and old letters, as well as items discovered in basements or attics of homes or businesses in Belmar or the surrounding area.

“The ‘Show and Tell’ program is one of my favorite things we do each year,” said BHS vice president Pat O’Keefe. “We love seeing the interesting things and the stories that people bring. Each story helps add to Belmar's very interesting history.”

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Attendees may bring something to share or come to enjoy the fun and fascinating event, to be held at Taylor Pavilion, 500 Ocean Avenue. Warm beverages and cookies will be served.

In addition, BHS members will have a few of their own surprises and some new donations made to the Belmar History Museum archives. Guests will be able to take a look at World War II thank-you notes from Belmar veterans, maps from the 1880s, information about the businesses that built Belmar in the 1880s and more.

Belmar Historical Society is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to saving and preserving the history of Belmar and to promote history through educational programs. The Belmar museum and history room are located at 900 E Street in the annex of the Union Firehouse.

For more information, call 908-309-3380 and leave a message. BHS also can be contacted by email at For the latest updates, visit its Facebook page by clicking here.

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