Afternoon with Joe Louis to Benefit the Lakewood Museum

Posted on September 4, 2019 By

The Lakewood Historical Society and the Lakewood Heritage Commission are inviting the public to An Afternoon with Boxing Icon Joe Louis presented by boxing historian Eamo Clyne from Dublin, Ireland, at the Lakewood Historical Museum, Pine Park, Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the continued restoration of the Sheldon Wolpin Lakewood Historical Museum.

During World War II, Joe Louis lived and trained in Lakewood, New Jersey. He competed from 1934 to 1951, and was the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949. But he did a lot more than box! He died in 1981 of a cardiac arrest at age 66.

Tickets cost $5 and include light refreshments and a talk about Joe Louis. Guests will receive a trivia sheet with many of Louis’ quotes.
For more information or tickets, contact Sheila Hager at 848-240-5184 or

About the Lakewood Historical Museum: The Lakewood Historical Museum, Pine Park, Lakewood, N.J., is housed in Kuser Hall, a two-story, 16,000 square-foot former classroom building. Through the volunteer efforts of members in the Historical Society and the Heritage Commission, the first floor of Kuser Hall has been transformed into a showcase, featuring galleries of Lakewood memorabilia and artifacts. Funds are needed to restore the second floor of Kuser Hall, and to acquire and build an elevator.

Kuser Hall is the last remaining building of five that made up the Newman School, an exclusive preparatory boarding school for boys, which closed in 1942 as young men left for the war. The building, which the township acquired in 1964 through Green Acres Funding, was the math and science center of the school.