About Us

The Historical Society of Jersey Shore is a 501(c)3 corporation founded in 1962.  The founders of the society were a group of historic and civic minded women who knew that the history of the town and surrounding area must be preserved.  The Society purchased the Samuel B. Moss house in the heart of the business district on Main St. for a museum. The museum filled with many artifacts and photographs of a bygone era.

At this time we do not have regular hours. Please call to make an appointment for a tour.

We offer museum tours and walking tours of the Historic District, if you have a large group please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance.

How to reach us:

If you would like a tour or would like to contact us, please visit our Facebook page @JSHISTORY1, send an e-mail at cc17740@comcast.net or give us a call (570)398-1973.

7 thoughts on “About Us”

    1. We don’t have a lot of old pictures of Locust St. We do have maps dating from 1886 that show Locust St. and the buildings that were there at the time.


  1. I have a $100.00 Bill given to me by my dad dated 1929 From the union national bank of Jersey Shore Pennsylvania.Would you be interested in it .Will be a donation


    1. Mr. Frazier,
      Very interesting. We would love to add it to our Union National Bank collection. You can email me directly at cc17740@comcast.net to discuss donation procedure. Thank You, Christina Cooney, President The Jersey Shore Historical Society.


  2. Do you have any information on the Fly Shop that used to be I think on 27 W. Central Ave. in Avis back in the 1980/90s? I think a Fred Reece owned it until about 1999. Did a Bob Peason (not sure of spelling – maybe it’s Pearson?) purchase the shop from Fred Reece maybe? Thanks for any information.


    1. Thank you for contacting The Jersey Shore Historical Society. Unfortunately we do not have any information on the Fly Shop. I would suggest you visit the Facebook page- You know you are from Avis if- Someone might have some information. Thank You, Christina Cooney President, The Jersey Shore Historical Society,


    2. Mr. Reece moved his shop over to his home on Thompson Street in Jersey Shore around 1991. He operated out of a small shop on the lower floor. It is no longer there and the home was sold in 1999.


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