YOU can save the last historic piece of the by-gone era of the Jersey Shore!!!
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HELP preserve the last remaining structure of the GOLDEN AGE on Sandy Hook at the birth of the Jersey Shore. Your signature on this petition joins the JERSEY COAST HERITAGE MUSEUM AT SANDLASS HOUSE (JCHM) to secure political support and succeed in stopping the imminent demolition of a historic treasure! Please watch this 1 min. trailer of the Highland Beach Excursion Resort at Sandlass Pavilion: www.destinationspast.com
The necessary first step in this process is to stop the demolition of this culturally valuable resource. If this property is destroyed, there will be no turning back.
ADD your signature on the petition to Congressman Frank Pallone and NPS Superintendent, Jennifer Nersesian.
The Highland Beach Excursion Resort was one of the first tourist destinations on the Jersey Shore, opening in the summer of 1888 on Sandy Hook. At the height of its popularity, the property included restaurants, a hotel, a merry-go-round, a bowling alley, an outdoor movie theater, and a roller coaster. Over 15,000 people a day visited this resort on busy summer days. The historic William Sandlass House is the first built and only remaining structure from this grand resort.
Highland Beach, re-named Sandlass Baths, operated until 1962. After 75 years of success, the property and house were transferred to the State of New Jersey through Eminent Domain proceedings and then to the US Department of the Interior in 1979. It’s been maintained by the National Park Service (NPS) ever since.
After SuperStorm Sandy in 2012, the NPS no longer needed the historic house and applied for funding to knock it down. The last remnant of the grand Highland Beach Excursion Resort, the William Sandlass House now faces demolition.
A group of prominent Monmouth County citizens has recently incorporated as the Jersey Coast Heritage Museum at Sandlass House, Inc. (JCHM). The JCHM is “dedicated to preserving and re-purposing the historic William Sandlass House on Sandy Hook to create a sustainable cultural center and museum.” We believe that Sandlass House can be restored to serve as the Beacon of Welcome to Sandy Hook and the Jersey Shore as it once was. It will serve as a bridge to unique educational partnerships and living history experiences for visitors to the Jersey coast.
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