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Gary T. Erbe Exhibit Opening

July 2, 2022 – September 18, 2022

Saturday and Sunday Tours
1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Gary T. Erbe explores the idiom of abstraction and cubism and how these modern principles can be integrated into Trompe l’oeil. Private or group tours are available. To schedule call 732-929-4949 or email info@petomuseum.org.


Email info@ by 3:00 today to reserve your table and six chairs

Peto Cup Celebration and Regatta
Friday, August 5, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location:  Island Heights Yacht Club |65 River Ave.
$65 Advance | $75 at the door


A-Cat Race Starts at 5 p.m. off the
Dock at the Island Heights Yacht Club

MC-Scow races will take place on July 2nd on The Barnegat Bay

Catered American Barbeque

Live and in Person + Virtual at www.charityauctionstoday.com
Virtual auction starts July 29th

Come dance to the New Jersey Party Band

50/50 RAFFLE
Tickets are $20 each and will be sold in advance by Board Members. 

Purchase your Peto Cup raffle tickets today! $20 each

Call 732.929.4949 or email info@petomuseum.org to be connected with a Board Member
The first 60 people purchasing a ticket receive a free Mount Gay rum t-shirt!

Upcoming Event

Peto Presents: Double Trouble: Sawmill to Seashore

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

John F. Peto Studio Museum
102 Cedar Avenue | Island Heights, NJ

Take a pine woodland walk through the pages of history of the past two hundred years with Double Trouble Village State Historic Site Historian Andrew Anderson and former owning family member, Dan Crabbe on Tuesday, July 12th from 7 to 9 p.m.

Patrons will learn from Mr. Anderson about the early sawmill and cranberry bog days of this well-known and uniquely named industrial operation, now a quietly popular forest trail destination for walkers, bicyclists and canoer/kayakers. Mr Crabbe will provide family stories and tales of life around the industrial village prior to its sale to the state for parkland in the mid-20th century.

This is a joint presentation with the Toms River Seaport Society & Maritime Museum, located online at tomsriverseaport.org and in downtown Toms River on the corner of Hooper Avenue and Water Street.

We are again offering tables for rent during all summer concerts.

To reserve your table and six chairs, send a check for $100 payable to:

The John F. Peto Studio Museum
PO Box 1022 Island Heights, NJ 08732

Be sure to include a note with your name, cell phone number or email address in case we need to contact you. Tables are limited. So don’t delay!

Peto’s Art Camp 4 Kids New Openings Available

Session I and II have one seat remaining.

This program is made possible by a grant from Ocean First. #OceanFirstFoundation #InspiringImpact #OceanFirstPartner #OceanFirstGrantee

Above photo: Museum President, Linda Baxter accepting the awarded grant money from OceanFirst Foundation that will be used to assist in funding the Peto’s Art Camp 4 Kids.

Come see the John F. Peto Studio Museum Gardens as part of The Island Heights Cultural & Heritage Association annual fundraiser “Garden & Porch Tour” in lovely Historic Victorian Island Heights. For more information please call 732 929 2646. 

Volunteer Spotlight for Building Bridges 

A huge thank you to Dennis Broschart, Barbara Hanna, Claire Cagney, Fran Jorin and Kiki Arevalo for volunteering to provide a guided tour of the Museum and Grounds to the third-graders from Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School in Seaside Heights, NJ.  

Above photo:  Back row from left to right:  Claire Cagney, Dennis Broschart, Barbara Hanna
Front row:  Fran Jorin and Kiki Arevalo anxiously await the third-graders from Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School.

Building Bridges 3rd Grade Class Trip Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School 

Here’s what the students and teacher had to say:

“We could never thank you enough for your support this school year!  We are honored to have this link between the school and the community.  The students have been looking forward to this trip all year!  As their [art] teacher, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the Grant and the materials that we were able to obtain.  You will never know what a difference it has made!  These signatures are but a small sample of the children that the Grant has enriched.” – Nancy Corsaro, Art Teacher at Hugh J. Boyd Elementary school 

Ocean’s Harbor House Fundraiser was a great success.

Our event with Ocean’s Harbor House on June 9, 2022 was a great success.  With 150 people in attendance we were proud to be the venue for their art auction and fundraiser, and glad to support them in the good work they do with at-risk and homeless youth.

Above:  Artwork created by youth residents of Ocean’s Harbor House.