Opening Reception for Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers will be Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Monmouth County Historical Association Museum & Research Library at 70 Court Street, Freehold, NJ. The Crowdsourced Exhibition will be on view through 2018 at the museum.
Last year the Monmouth County Historical Association began its efforts to document Superstorm Sandy’s impact on the County in advance of a major exhibition to mark the 5th anniversary of the Storm in 2017. Those involved in the exhibit spent much of the year collecting photographs and artifacts and conducting oral history interviews in order to allow all interested parties– from your average Monmouth County citizen, to scientists, to the County Freeholders — to recall the storm in their own words.Five years later, not everyone has rebuilt. Not everyone has been made whole. Not everyone is sure what Sandy means for the future. Five years later, we as a County are still Tracking Sandy, and hoping that lessons learned in her aftermath can help us in the future.
The exhibition includes oral histories presented on listening devices, interactive activities, artifacts, internet and print resources, and preparedness education. MCHA would like to acknowledge Guest Curator, Melissa Ziobro, Specialist Professor of Public History, Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University; and the generous assistance of many institutions and individuals in the preparation of this show.
This exhibition is sponsored in part by:
Amboy Bank, Investors Bank, J. McLaughlin, Manasquan Bank, and New Jersey Natural Gas
Photo caption: Driftwood Cabana Club in Sea Bright in the aftermath of Sandy. Photo by Mike McLaughlin.