Spring Speaker Event - "Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore"
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 7:15 pm
Township of Ocean Board of Education (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium,
163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
The Township of Ocean Historical Museum will present "Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore", by Rick Geffken on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 7:15 p.m. in the Ocean Township Board of Education Headquarters (Old Oakhurst School) 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Rick Geffken and George Severini have co-written a lively photographic look at the long-gone amusement parks of the New Jersey shore. They sought out images from the Library of Congress, local historical societies, and private collections to assemble a nostalgic look that recalls a fun era of our past.
Rick has written numerous articles on Monmouth County history. He is the Publisher of The Monmouth Connection. He has presented historical research topics at the New Jersey History & Historic Preservation in 2014 and 2015. The President and a Trustee of the Jersey Coast Heritage Museum at Sandlass House Rick has spoken at dozens of historical societies and conferences. He retired from a career as a sales executive for Hewlett-Packard where he spent most of his computer industry career. Previously, he owned and operated several small businesses and taught secondary school mathematics earlier in his career. He was an Adjunct Professor at Ocean County Community College in the Physical Education Department. A retired U.S. Army officer and Viet Nam veteran, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from St. Peter's University, a Secondary Teaching Certificate from Monmouth University, and a Master's Degree from Montclair State University.