Have you heard of the Strauss Mansion in Atlantic Highlands, but you’ve never been there? Have you seen it, but never went inside and always wanted to? Have you heard it’s haunted and wanted to see for yourself? Well, here’s your chance to explore and learn about this beautiful house, which is the only Queen Anne style home open to the public in Monmouth County, with Monday Mix on May 5.
The Strauss Mansion is a 21-room house built in 1893 by Adolph Strauss, a wealthy New Yorker, as a summer residence. He and a group of friends put up large houses in Atlantic Highlands, on the concentric circles of streets at the top of the hill above Sandy Hook Bay. The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society bought the property in 1981 for use as a museum, library, and headquarters.
This will be a self-guided tour, so you can go at your own pace. Brochures about the house and its history will be available. A member of the historical society will be on hand to answer your questions.
Meet on the front porch of the Strauss Mansion (27 Prospect Circle, Atlantic Highlands) on Monday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. Free, but donations would be gratefully appreciated!
Monday Mix meets the first Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Atlantic Highlands Library, 100 First Avenue, and at various locations throughout the year. Please bring friends! For more information, contact Friends of the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.