Look for our

13th Annual

Cocktail Party Fundraiser


from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

at the Ocean Beach Club
1035 Ocean Avenue, Elberon
(One of the few remaining

Grand Victorian

Seaside Estates

of the Gilded Age).



$100 per person

Cocktail Attire


RSVP by sending a check to

Long Branch Historical Museum Association

P.O. Box 2204

Elberon, N.J., 07740.


 For more information,

Call 732- 233-0905.

All proceeds to benefit
The Church of the Presidents Restoration Project

Contributions are




Visit our information table at the

following event:


Art in the Park

In Long Branch.




Web Site Contents:

About the church

About the Long Branch Historical Museum Association

Preservation Plan

LBHMA mission

LBHMA news

What you can do







The Church of the Presidents

is a

Save America’s Treasures project.


The Church of the Presidents

1260 Ocean Ave.

Long Branch, N.J.


The Last Remaining Structure Associated with

All Seven Presidents

Who Vacationed in Long Branch


The site is closed to the public while undergoing restoration.



The south-facing shingle siding was recently restored/replaced and painted in the historical original color.  The work was funded in part by grants from the Monmouth County Historical Commission and the New Jersey Historic Trust, which also helped to fund the recent masonry foundation restoration.


Completed Repairs/Restoration:

      ·    Installation of steel L-brackets to stabilize the structure

·    A new roof

      ·   Wood-frame structural reinforcement

      ·   Repairs to the crenellated tower and its roof

·   Restored bell and belfry

·   Complete restoration/reconstruction of masonry foundation

·   Restoration/repair of decorative transept doorframes

·   South-facing siding and trim restored/repaired/painted.


Restoration and painting of the exterior clapboard, weatherboard, moldings, panels, and shingles along the north-facing side and back walls of the church, as well as the lower portion of the crenellated tower, are all that remain to complete the exterior. 


Grants from the New Jersey Historic Trust and the Monmouth County Historical Commission have been awarded to perform this work but matching funding is still needed.


Siperstein’s is donating the paint for the Church of the Presidents restoration.




More Presidents Worshipped at St. James Chapel than at

Any Church Outside of Washington, D.C.


Ø  Deconsecrated in 1953, the building is known as the Long Branch Historical Museum, and is owned by the Long Branch Historical Museum Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.


Ø  The museum was closed in 1999 due to instability and stabilized in 2003 with private donations.  Artifacts and windows were removed until restoration is completed.


Ø  The Church of the Presidents is listed on both the State of New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places.