Lakewood Historical Museum Finds a Home

Posted on September 24, 2012 By

After a three-year search, the Lakewood Historical Museum has found a home.  The Lakewood Township Committee and the Lakewood Historical Society have agreed to make Kuser Hall, 500 Country Club Drive, Lakewood Pine Park, Lakewood, N.J., the permanent home of the Lakewood Historical Museum.

Kuser Hall is the last remaining building of five that was once the Newman School for Boys, a private boys’ high school from 1920-1942. Kuser Hall is a two-story, 16,000 square-foot classroom building.

The Lakewood Historical Museum, which had been housed in the Princeton Avenue Building, Lakewood, from 2005 – 2009, has a vast collection of Lakewood memorabilia and artifacts. Since the Princeton Avenue Building was sold, the collection has been in storage.

The Lakewood Historical Society has begun a fundraising campaign. All money will be used to restore Kuser Hall. Stanley Liptzin, president of the Lakewood Historical Society, said, “The goal of the Society is to make Kuser Hall one of the finest community museums in the country and destination for tourists.”

People who would like to donate to the restoration of Kuser Hall or who have items they would like to donate the Lakewood Historical Museum should contact Sheldon Wolpin at 732-920-4550 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.