New-comer or long-time resident, all are invited to join the Friends of the Crawford House!

The Friends of the Crawford House is a new non-profit group that has been formed to act as steward and advocate for the Crawford House, its history, and its property. Members of the Friends will be involved in preserving, protecting, and promoting local history and natural resource conservation through displays, programs, tours, and other educational activities. Members will also help to preserve the Crawford House as a center where we will collect, catalog, preserve and display artifacts and printed materials that document the history of the Borough of Tinton Falls and the Crawford family. The Friends will also make available to the public information about local nature trails, ecology, and environmental issues.

But - none of this can happen until the house is ready.

Exterior renovations were completed with the help of a grant from the NJ Historic Trust, and some interior renovations are planned with the assistance of a Community Development Block Grant. But there is still a lot of work to be done inside the house before we can open it for public use, and we need your help. There are many ways you can be involved, and we can certainly find one that will match your talents. No experience necessary! The formation of the Friends of the Crawford House is in its infancy stage, and we are looking for people who are interested, energetic, and enthusiastic.

The Community Garden at the Crawford House is the first of the Friends’ efforts, and was very successful in our inaugural season last year. Our farm stand will be open during July, August, and September each Saturday morning from 9 am to 12 noon selling delicious produce from the garden – please stop in and taste our veggies!

Interested? Curious? Have a question? Please contact Stacey Slowinski @ sslowinski@verizon.net. We are currently compiling names of interested individuals and families that we can contact when a date is set for our first general membership meeting in the coming months. We look forward to having you join us!

Stacey Slowinski, Chair
Historic Preservation Commission