Historical Society: “We’ve Got Your Number”

The mayor and council were gifted shirts celebrating their own history in Berkeley Township. (Photo by Chris Lundy)

  BERKELEY – The Berkeley Township Historical Society is selling t-shirts as a fundraiser to help rehab their museum and brought them to the most recent Township Council meeting to spread the news.

  The museum and offices are located on Route 9 in what used to be town hall and the police station. A lot of work has been done to make it resist the elements but more needs to be happen.

  Josie Morey, publicity chair for the society, came to the Council meeting and said her goal is to sell 1,000 shirts.

  “We’ve got your numbers,” she told the township officials. The numbers she referred to are on the shirts. If you’ve lived in town more than 10 years, for example, that number can be on the shirt.

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  Her family dates back to when Berkeley was part of Monmouth County, she said, so she has 369+ years in Berkeley.

  The shirts come in “Bay Blue,” “Piney Green,” and “Cranberry/Central Regional Red.” This is so that you can pick whatever color means the most to you.

  They are $20 each for small through extra large, and $22 for XXL and XXXL. To order, you can visit the Vinyl Dinosaur store on Route 9. You can also email Morey at JosieMorey@Comcast.net or call at 732-604-4783. You can also visit the Facebook pages for “Berkeley Township Historical Society” or “Bayville, NJ…Best Place On Earth.” Make sure when you order, you say what size, color, and number you want. The turnaround time is about a week. If you want a name added, that can be done for an additional $10 at Imagine Graphics on Route 9.

These shirts are being sold by the Historical Society to fund some much-needed building improvements. (Photo by Chris Lundy)

  Gerry Morey, president of the Historical Society, thanked the mayor and council for all the support they’ve given in the last few years.

  “If you hadn’t done the work you’ve done, the building probably wouldn’t be here today,” he said. “It will take a few more years to make it a showplace.”

  If the museum could have its own shirt, it would have 145+ on it, since it was built in 1875.

  The Historical Society gave the governing body members shirts.

  Mayor Carmen Amato noted that his family has been in town for 52 years. “We want to preserve our rich history here.”

  In related news, the township is donating two jail doors that were built in 1978 to the historical society. They were for solitary confinement, which is not allowed anymore. Currently, those areas are used for storage.