ABOUT

About us

WHO WE ARE

Background

The Ocean City Historical Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in April of 1964.  It was created by a group of enthusiastic volunteers with the support of the local government. The purpose of the Museum is to preserve the city’s history for future generations for both visitors and residents.

The first museum was located on the first floor of the old elementary school at 409 Wesley Avenue.  It was only open during the summer of its first full year, as the building was still being used as a school.  In July of 1965, it was opened for year round visitors when the school moved to its new location. The museum moved to its current location at the Ocean City Community Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue in 1990. 

Mission

The mission of the Ocean City Historical Museum is to delight, inspire and educate the public about the story of Ocean City, New Jersey and to collect, preserve and promote items relevant to its heritage, traditions and memories.

 

Vision

The vision of the Ocean City Historical Museum is to be an inviting, informative and innovative community resource that is recognized and respected as the place for exploring and celebrating the rich history and heritage of Ocean City, New Jersey.  

 

2021 Officers and Trustees

PRESIDENT

John Loeper

VICE-PRESIDENT

Barbara Stefano

SECRETARY

Kenneth Cooper

TREASURER

Carol Dotts

TRUSTEES

Beth Bowman

Al Crescenzo

Victor Daniel

Jay Gillian

Carol Kearney

Jodi King

Duane Sonneborn

TRUSTEES EMERITI
Richard Grimes*
Douglass Longenecker*
Fred Miller
Bob Mohr*
Margaret Shock
Richard Stanislaw
Dot Turner
Noel Wirth

*DECEASED

 
Ocean City
Historical Museum
 

609-399-1801

info@ocnjmuseum.org

1735 Simpson Avenue 

Ocean City, NJ 08226

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