The Toms River area, just east of New Jersey City, has a unique history that includes both historic significance and the human endeavor. When the Pilgrims immigrated to this area in 1620, they brought with them the skills of building their home. They would build huts, barns, and even houses as they were settling in this area. One of the most prominent families to settle in Toms River was the Warburg family who had a large white house and two potters’ shops.
There are many interesting sites and museums in the Toms River area including two historical societies which have preserved many of these original buildings. The Toms River Society is an organization that has maintained and developed the county’s cultural heritage. The society also helps to promote community awareness with various community events such as summer concerts.
Another organization that promotes cultural pride is the Warburg Institute. The institute hosts numerous events each year and showcases local art and musicians. Many local residents also take part in the events as a way to not only display their artistic talents but also to contribute something to the local economy. There is even a recording studio at the Warburg Institute that has hosted many successful recording artists.
As you travel around the Toms River area you will notice many unique shops and buildings constructed in many different styles. You will also see many people painting on the side of buildings or walking along the railroad trestle that once operated across the tracks carrying grain and coal to New York City. There are homes that date back over a century and have not changed much since then. In fact some of the houses date back to the early 1900s. There is no doubt that the Toms River region is one of the oldest areas in the entire country to be settled by immigrants.
You may be interested in learning about the many types of roof work and the skills needed to do them. The Toms River State Park has an informative center where you can find out about this craft as well as information about the various types of materials used. A great resource for all levels of builders is the book, Roof Works in Toms River: The Practical Guide. This book not only provides lots of information about building residential roofs but also includes projects for commercial and industrial buildings.
If you are looking for a job you may want to visit the city of Peekskill and check out the Pier, a walking tour of the entire Lackawey area. The tour is not without fun as you learn about some of the history of the area including the first settlers and how the landscape varies from town to town. There is also free information on the phone number to get a free quote on the services available. The Toms River region of upstate New York is unique and offers so much in the way of enjoyment.