NMHA Monmouth 350th 

Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Monmouth County

December 1663 -June 1664

NMHA is the lead organization for a series of events that is commemorating the 350th Anniversary of Monmouth County.  There are two major events that took place 350 years ago:


December 1663

Between December 5th and 11th, 1663, a group of English settlers from Gravesend, Long Island, chartered a ship and sailed from Gravesend to Raritan Bay and up the Raritan River, to trade with the local Indians and buy land. NMHA Commemorated this event with the Old First Church Symposium.


Spring 1664

In the spring of 1664 the first five settler families arrived in Monmouth County, which was followed in 1665 with the arrival of more settlers and the granting of the Monmouth Patent. NMHA is commemorating this event with the Cruise of the Onrust in June of 2014.

Go the events page for further schedule details and to the Cruise of the Onrust page for further background.


Copyright © 2014 Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and other maritime history; and through the experiental on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for co-ed youth age 14-21.

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