WHO WE ARE
The Ocean City Historical Museum, Inc. 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. Over 10,000 visitors from most states and several foreign countries have passed through the Museum’s doors by the end of 2018.
The vision of the Ocean City Historical Museum, Inc. 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.
The mission of the Ocean City Historical Museum, Inc. 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.
2019 Officers and Trustees