When an Ocean Grove resident began renovations on her Victorian era home, she stumbled upon the personal belongings of the Severs women who occupied the property in the early 20th century. The collection tells a surprisingly detailed story of their lives through letters, photos, vintage dresses, keepsakes, even toiletries.
Most of the photos and letters will remain at the Historical Society of Ocean Grove. All other items will be sold to the public on Saturday, May 30, 2015. (That’s the day of the big spring flea market.) Look for the Historical Society in the yard of Centennial Cottage at Central Ave. and McClintock Street. All proceeds will be donated to the fund to restore the fountain in Founders Park in Ocean Grove, New Jersey.
For more information, call the Historical Society at (732) 774-1869 or e-mail them at info (at) oceangrovehistory (dot) org.
To get acquainted with the Severs family and see what they left behind, click on the video below.
Written and hosted by Kim Brittingham
Research by Dr. Lyndell O’Hara
Camera and editing by Mary Solecki