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    Marlpit Hall

    Monmouth County, Middletown Township Marlpit Hall 137 Kings Highway Middletown, NJ Open to Public For more information, call (732) 462-1466 or visit the website […]

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    Monmouth Battlefield State Park

    Mary Hays, nicknamed “Molly,” joined her husband, as many wives of the time did, while he was serving in the artillery. Her husband was a gunner in Captain Francis Proctor’s company of the Pennsylvania Artillery Regiment.

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    Thompson Park, Brookdale Farm

    Brookdale Farm is a pivotal site in the history and development of Monmouth County, significant as an evolutionary landscape from 18th-century farm to 19th-century horse estate to 20th-century public park and for its association with horseman David Dunham Withers and social welfare reformer Geraldine Livingston Morgan Thompson.

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    Keyport Historical Society

    Therese Walling Seabrook lived on West Front Street overlooking the Bay. She was the wife of a prominent businessman in Keyport and an activist for women’s rights. She was a strong supporter of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and an advocate of women’s suffrage.

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    Shrewsbury Friends Meeting and Cemetery

    The Settlement of Quakers in the colony of New Jersey is regarded as an important contribution to a liberal tradition in the state, Quakers professed a belief in the “equality of souls,” granting women a unique role in their communities. Some women were religious speakers who traveled to meetings throughout the colony.

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    Downs Cottage

    Sarah Jane Corson Downs moved to Ocean Grove in the late 1880s in the later years of her life. She became the second president of the New Jersey Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and, during her decade long term, became one of its most influential leaders.

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    Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association

    Ocean Grove is one of the largest, oldest and most successful 19th century Methodist Camp Meeting towns still in existence in the United State. At the turn of the century, its collection of notable Victorian seaside architecture was matched only by its collection of notable visitors including presidents, performers, political activists and clergy.

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    Historic Walnford

    Four generations of Waln/Meirs women have left a legacy at Historic Walnford, a 36-acre historic district in the heart of Crosswicks Creek Park, part of the Monmouth County Park System. Elizabeth Armitt Waln married Richard Waln in 1760 and moved to Upper Freehold in 1774.

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    Keyport Historical Society

    Josie A. Brown was an important contributor to her local community as a Charter member and president of the Keyport Literary Club, a school teacher for several years, and long-time librarian of the Keyport Free Public Library.

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    Fort Hancock Barracks #27

    The United States Army was the first of America’s military branches to enlist women in World War II after Congress passed legislation on May 14, 1942. The Women’s Army Corps was originally an Auxiliary designed to utilize women in service jobs to free men up for combat duty.