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OFFICE OF CULTURAL AND HERITAGE AFFAIRS

Absecon Historical Society
Absecon Lighthouse & Lighthouse Keeper's Museum
African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Inc./Atlantic City
African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Inc./Newtonville
Atlantic Cape Community College, William Spangler Library
Atlantic City Free Public Library - Heston Collection
Atlantic City Historical Museum
Atlantic County Boardwalk Hall Organs
Atlantic County Historical Society
Atlantic County History Roundtable
Atlantic County Library System, Reference Center
Brigantine Historical Society & Museum
Buena Historical Society
Casto House & Northfield Museum
Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation
Corbin City Historical Survey
Egg Harbor City Roundhouse Museum
Estell Manor Historical Society
Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society
Historical Society of Galloway Township
Historical Society of Hammonton
James Kirk Maritime Museum
John Henry
Linwood Historical Society
Longport Historical Society
Lucy the Elephant
Main Street Atlantic City
Main Street Hammonton
Margate Historical Society
Mullica Township Historical Society
New Kuban Historical Society
Northfield Cultural Committee & Historical Society
Pleasantville Historical Society
Port Republic Historical Society
Richard Stockton College - Archives & Special Collections
Richard Stockton College - Oral History Project
Richard Stockton College - Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center
Risley Homestead House Museum
Somers Mansion House Museum
Somers Point Historical Society
Township of Hamilton Historical Society
Township of Weymouth Historical Society
Ventnor City Historical Society, Inc.
Veteran's Oral History Project at Atlantic Heritage Center
Weymouth Township Historical Museum
Cultural Affairs Home Page
Historical Societies and Museums

ABSECON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Phone Number:  (609) 659-9000

Hours:  Open Saturdays, 11 am - 2 pm, as well as by appointment.

Address:  P.O. Box 1422, 
Absecon, NJ 08201-1422

Meetings:  Meetings are held the 1st Monday of the month at 7 pm, and are open to the public.

Museum:  Howlett Hall Museum, 100 New Jersey Avenue, Absecon, NJ 08201

Collection: Artifacts and ephemera related to Absecon history.


ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE & LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S MUSEUM

Phone Number:  (609) 449-1360

Hours:  September-June: Thursday-Monday 11 am-4 pm. July & August: Open daily 10 am-5 pm. Closed major holidays.

Address:  31 S. Rhode Island Avenue, 
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Museum:  New Jersey's tallest, and the country's third tallest lighthouse, rising 171 feet with 228 steps & the original first-order Fresnel lens in place at the top. Free parking, exhibits, Keeper's Cottage museum, two-acre lawn for picnics, and gift shop. Fresnel lens exhibit and live video feed from the top for those not able to climb. Educational programs and special events offered. Admission to climb; group rates available.


AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY, INC./ATLANTIC CITY

Phone Number:  (609)350-6662

Hours:  Wednesday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Contact:  Ralph  Hunter

Address:  Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., , 
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Museum:  Over 7,000 items of Martin Luther King, Jr. memorabilia & other items of the civil rights movement, the African American portrayal in advertising, African American artwork, and local African American history.

Collection: An "African American Heritage Traveling Museum" is available for schools and organizations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.


AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY, INC./NEWTONVILLE

Phone Number:  (609)350-6662

Hours:  Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday by appointment only
Sunday and Monday closed
Please call ahead for group tours.

Contact:  Ralph  Hunter

Address:  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 661 Jackson Road, 
P.O. Box 39, 
Newtonville, NJ 08346

Museum:  Over 7,000 items of Martin Luther King, Jr. memorabilia & other items of the civil rights movement, the African American portrayal in advertising, African American artwork, and local African American history.

Collection: An "African American Heritage Traveling Museum" is available for schools and organizations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.


ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, WILLIAM SPANGLER LIBRARY

Phone Number:  (609) 343-4951

Contact:  Grant Wilinski

Address:  5100 Black Horse Pike, 
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Collection: Spangler Digital Projects: Historically important rare and unique books, photos, and articles have been digitized to both preserve and increase access on the following three topics: 1. Amatol, former World War I munitions factory and town; 2. Atlantic City Speedway, 1920s wooden raceway billed as the fastest in the world; 3. "Atlantic City Answers Call to World War II" relating to the City's service as an Army and Navy training center.


ATLANTIC CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY - HESTON COLLECTION

Phone Number:  (609) 345-2269 ext. 3062

Hours:  Wednesdays 2-4:30 pm, Thursdays 9:30 am -12 noon and 2-4:30 pm. Other times by appointment.

Address:  1 North Tennessee Avenue, 
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Collection: Books, reports, periodicals, photographs, postcards, oral histories, scrapbooks and memorabilia from Atlantic City. Resources include both published and unpublished material. Microfilm materials include “The Press of Atlantic City” from 1895 to the present, city directories from 1872-1982 (not complete), census records for Atlantic County, and maps of Atlantic City and Absecon Island. Other collection strengths include Miss America Pageant yearbooks and photographs, Atlantic City High School yearbooks, casinos and gaming information, and tourism in Atlantic City. Subject guides and indexes are available for the photograph, postcard, and African American collections. Vertical files on Atlantic City-related topics.


ATLANTIC CITY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Phone Number:  (609) 347-5839

Hours:  Daily, except Christmas, 10 am - 4 pm.

Address:  Garden Pier, 
New Jersey Avenue & Boardwalk, 
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Museum:  The Atlantic City Free Public Library has recently assumed management of the museum, and offers expanded exhibits which now include resources from the Alfred M. Heston Collection.

Collection: Dedicated to Atlantic City history, the museum contains published and published works of photographs, postcards, and memorabilia that pays tribute to the city's past and multicultural heritage. The museum will also partner with outside organizations for displays.


ATLANTIC COUNTY BOARDWALK HALL ORGANS

Address:  2301 Boardwalk, 
c/o Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, 1 Convention Boulevard, 
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Meetings:  Specialty tours giving an extremely detailed history and guided look behind the scenes of some of the normally closed sections of Boardwalk Hall's pipe organs are available on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. A $20 donation is requested by the docents for these tours for the benefit of the work of the Historic Organ Restoration Committee (H.O.R.C.). Tour length is 2 hours, and guests should make reservations by contacting sball@accenter.com Beginning in May of 2014, free concerts will be presented on the Midmer-Losh pipe organ in the main hall Monday-Friday at 12:00 noon, followed by a chance to meet the organist of the hall Dr. Steven Ball and take a free guided ˝ hour organ tour. No reservation is necessary for either the concerts or tours.

Specialty:  Formed as a successor to the Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society (ACCHOS), which fulfulled its mission to create a greater awareness of the Midmer-Losh (the largest pipe organ in the world) and Kimball pipe organs in Boardwalk Hall(formerly Convention Hall). A website provides the history and specifications, plus audio & video recordings. Docent tours are available by emailing boardwalkhalltour@gmail.com. The website store includes books, CDs and a DVD for sale.


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Produced in cooperation with the Atlantic Heritage Center.
This list was updated on Tuesday, February 04, 2014.