The Historic Village at Allaire located within Allaire State Park on the Jersey Shore is a living history museum that preserves over 10 historic buildings owned by James P. Allaire from the 1830s. The park attracts over 600,000 visitors a year where they find a dedicated group of almost 200 volunteers ranging in ages from 6 years old to 102 demonstrating life in the 1800s. The historic buildings are not funded by the state of New Jersey and in order to preserve the history in Monmouth County and continue the educational programs, donations must be collected. Demonstations performed in the village include cooking, blacksmithing, carpentry, gardening, clothing, games and so much more. Along with the history, The Historic Village at Allaire also holds a variety of special events including BBQ & Brew Festivals, flea markets, craft festivals, lantern tours and an educational program that has over 9,000 students participate annually.