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Peto Presents: Harriet Tubman in New Jersey

Thursday, June 23, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall 
111 Ocean Avenue | Island Heights, NJ

On Thursday, June 23 at 7:00, we proudly present an evening devoted to Harriet Tubman and her heroic struggle in New Jersey to lead enslaved people to freedom. Learn about her work with the Underground Railroad and why she used Cape May as her base. Our speaker will be Cindy Mullock, Executive Director of the newly-established Harriet Tubman Museum of New Jersey, which the Smithsonian Magazine declared as one of 2020’s most anticipated museums in the country. Ms. Mullock will explore Tubman’s dangerous travels to slave states, and will also discuss the rich African-American history of Cape May in the years before the Civil War.

PETO CUP RAFFLE Tickets are Available!!!

Purchase yours today from Board members at $20 apiece
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!

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

Watch the A-Cat Race from the dock of Island Heights Yacht Club starting at 5:00 p.m.

Catered American BBQ, Live and Virtual Auctions, Live Band, 50/50 Raffle,
Mount Gay Rum hat toss and Open Bar

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!

New Exhibit Coming…

Children’s Art Classes are filling up fast!
 Registration for Sessions I & III is closed as we have reached full enrollment.

Session II   July 11, 2022 – July 15, 2022
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(Hurry, only three spots left.)  

Session IV   Aug. 15, 2022 – Aug.19, 2022 
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

(Seven spots available)

(12 student limit for each session)

Cost: $100 per session
Ages:  7 – 12 

Location:  John F. Peto Studio Museum
102 Cedar Ave. Island Heights, NJ 08732

*Includes gallery exhibition of children’s art upon completion

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

Exhibition Tours are available for online booking!

You won’t want to miss this unique exhibition organized by Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios, A Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The exhibit is comprised of photographs of the artists whose homes, studios, and landscapes, now open as public sites, comprise the membership of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s national consortium, the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program (artistshomes.org). This group of forty-eight affiliated sites includes the John F. Peto Studio Museum. 

Don’t miss it!

Turn the NJ Single-Use Bag Ban into a prime opportunity to support John F. Peto Studio Museum! 

John F. Peto Studio Museum has been selected to receive $1 from every Community Bag sold in the
Stop & Shop located at 353 Route 37 East, Toms River NJ for the month of June 2022!

Happy Birthday John F. Peto!

Thanks to Denise Summer and Harry Bower who cleaned Peto’s tombstone and ivy off the Dogwood tree last week. His birthday was May 21st, 168 years ago!

His grave is at Riverside Cemetery at the intersection of Rt 166 and Old Freehold Road in Toms River NJ.

Trompe L’oeil Meets Surrealism…Escaping Reality  is now featured on our website


Volunteer Spotlight

We’d like to extend a big thank you to our docents and greeters. Without you, and your dedication, we would not be able to offer art exhibitions to the public.

Unlike many other Museums, the Peto does not permit visitors to walk unaccompanied through our galleries. Instead, visitors are welcomed at the door by one of our greeters, who show the videotape about the Museum, make visitors feel welcome, provide them with information about membership and upcoming events, and obtain their contact information.

The docent-led tour then begins. Each of our docents has received special training from our Curator about the works of art on display in the current exhibition. This special training maximizes visitors’ enjoyment of the exhibit.

We want to specifically thank Harry Bower, Colleen Kehler, Denise Summer, Barbara Hanna, George Hanna, Fran Jorin, Sally Van Duyne, Dennis Broschart, Ellen Columbus, Kiki Arevalo, and last, but certainly not least, our volunteer coordinator Joyce Kaizar. 

Your dedication, enthusiasm and commitment are appreciated by all.  

Anyone interested in volunteering as a greeter or docent should please contact us at info@petomuseum.org.

Blue Star Museums provide FREE ADMISSION to all active duty service members and their families.
Program starts Saturday, May 21, 2022 and runs through Sunday, September 4, 2022