1916 Shark Attack Anniversary


This historical and heroic event has its centennial anniversary this year to be commemorated during the week of July 9 through July 17, 2016. The fateful 1916 Jersey Shore shark attacks sent a shockwave throughout the world and reconfigured the sentiments of mankind’s fear of the open water. However, the event also conveyed the heroism of those who placed themselves in harm’s way to perform selfless acts of compassion for others.

In commemoration of this anniversary, the Matawan Historical Society, in conjunction with the Borough of Matawan and the Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a nine-day event to include a variety of activities to educate and invoke a retrospect of life in 1916.

Latest Event Details

For the lastest event details, including dates, times, and trolley tickets, please visit the Matawan Historical Society website at http://matawanhistoricalsociety.org/shark-attack-anniversary/.

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