Battle For The Toms River Blockhouse On May 23

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TOMS RIVER – In celebration of the township’s 250th birthday, Ocean County College professor Steven J. Baeli will explore the role of the blockhouse during the American Revolution, as well as the capture and hanging of Capt. Joshua Huddy.

  The film The Toms River Blockhouse Fight, a re-enactment of the events of March 24, 1782 when the British raided Toms River, will be shown. The program will take place in the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street, on May 23 at 7 p.m.

The program is free and open to the public. For information or to register, please call 732-349-6200 or visit our webpage at

Free parking is available daily after 5 p.m., plus all day Saturday and Sunday in the top and middle levels of the Toms River Parking garage located behind the library, or anytime in the Ocean County Parking garage on Hooper Ave.