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McHugh to Lead Virtual Visit to Cedar Bridge Tavern March 7

Although the Ocean County Historical Society (OCHS) remains closed to the public, it is resuming its lecture series online with “A Great Place to Eat or Drink: Cedar Bridge,” which will take place on March 7 at 2 p.m. The lecture will feature a visit to Cedar Bridge Tavern in Barnegat with guide Sean McHugh.

McHugh is a senior archaeologist at a cultural resource consulting firm, adjunct professor at Monmouth University, and co-director of the Archaeological Field School of Monmouth University. He has over 17 years of experience in archaeology and historic preservation.

The circa-1816 Cedar Bridge Tavern was bought by the Ocean County Parks Department in 2007. The Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission describes it as “a historic treasure that offers a unique window into the European experience in the New Jersey Pinelands.” McHugh conducted numerous Monmouth University affiliated archaeological investigations there in advance of the county’s improvement project.

Advanced registration is required. To register, email oceancounty.history@verizon.net stating the name and date of the program, your ZIP Code, and the email address the society should use to send instructions for accessing the program.