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Speaker Series: Sea Side Park Memories and Remembrances
October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A century ago, steam-powered locomotives crossed the Barnegat Bay into Seaside Park, turned north, and traveled through Ortley Beach. Sea Side Park, as it was then known, was one of the hubs of activity on the peninsula, with large hotels welcoming summer guests disembarking at the train station, several movie theaters to entertain children, meat markets, and a life saving service station. Join us as historian Andrew Anderson takes us on a virtual photographic tour of the formative days of our neighbor to the south.
Andrew Anderson calls Seaside Park his hometown. He inherited his love of the borough’s history from his family. Andrew’s great-grandparents moved to Seaside Park in 1908, to a house they had constructed on Bayview Avenue. His grandparents and parents were all active in the community, serving on town council, in the fire company and first aid squad, police department and school board. Andrew’s mother, the retired Seaside Park Elementary School librarian, still lives in the borough only feet from the house she grew up in as a child. For the borough’s centennial in 1998, Andrew authored and co-authored two books on the borough’s history. He will be sharing with us photographs and anecdotes from his family’s collection.
This is a virtual event.
This event is generously funded through a grant from OceanFirst Foundation.