Holmdel Historian George Joynson is a relative by marriage.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Township historian leads lively historical appreciation group, and writes books. He was featured in this month's publication of "Living In Holmdel."
Holmdel Township's active historian George Joynson is profiled in this month's issue of "Living In Holmdel." Joynson talks about his passion for genealogy and local history. He discusses his his two books, "Murders in Monmouth" and "Wicked Monmouth County." Joynson hosts monthly meetings of the Holmdel Historical Society, which are open to the public. Recent meetings have included discussions of Holmdel Township graveyards, Dr. Cooke's Medical Office, The Gideon & Daly Racetrack at today's Cross Farm Park. The next meeting is November 15 at 7 pm at the Holmdel Senior/Community Center. The guest speaker is Robert Szychowski of Three Dog Time & Light Antiques in Englishtown, who will give a presentation on antique lighting. Attendees can …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Historical Society hears lecture on the artful decoration found on pre-1800 gravestone art.
It is a little known fact that there are at least 21 documented, named cemeteries in Holmdel Township, said Township Historian George Joynson, at a slide show presented to members of the Holmdel Historical Society Tuesday night. Some are in full view, such as Dorsett Cemetery off Telegraph Hill Rd, the sprawling Holmdel Cemetery on a hill off Holmdel Road, and Crawfords Cemetery next to the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial. But others are lesser known, like the African American cemetery off Line Road. Some are hidden behind housing developments, or behind a grove of pine trees in a clearing in the woods, and you need to know where to look. The 300-year old Hendricks Family Burial Ground was nearly totally destroyed last summer when the Beau …