For 50 years the Wildwood
Historical Society has preserved the history
and memories of the Wildwoods. Our museum is an
invaluable source of information and enjoyment for anyone who
enters its doors. Once you step inside you feel as if you have been transported
back in time. From the resorts simple beginnings
in the late 1800's to the rock and rollin' hey-days
of the 1950's and 60's the museums collection of photographs, artifacts
and memorabilia covers it all... it is truly amazing. We have microfilm from local newspapers dating
back to 1897 and photo albums that contain just about any memory
you can think of. Pictured below are a few interior shots of
the museum and the wonderful items that are on display
Two of Hunt's Pier's Keystone
Kops that I salvaged and restored are now at home in the Wildwood
The Ship's Rat was one of
the Hunt's Pier Mascots and is pictured above. Pictured to the
right is one of the many flags that surrounded Hunt's Pier.
The Whacky Shack and The Golden
Nugget recreated by Anthony Canzano and on display in the Boardwalk
Pictured left is one of the
rooms dedicated to Wildwood High School. To the right is a section
of the Boardwalk Room which we added last year.
Several of my Hunt's Pier
sculptures on display. Pictured to the right is a panel from
one of the lighted boxes that advertised the Castle Dracula
along the Cedar Avenue Boardwalk.
The Coat of Arms salvaged
from the Castle Fire by Larry Lillo. Pictured to the right is
a section of the Wall of Rides showing the old Funchase Pier.
Shown above are just a few
of the many display cases filled with Wildwood memorablia.
The bell pictured to the left
came from the First Methodist Church located
on Roberts and Pacific Ave in Wildwood. Demolished in 2004, some may better remember
the building in later years as the Quo Vadis Nightclub and later
The Nile. The bell was originally donated to the church by I.T.
Woolson in 1928. Fortunately it has been salvaged and donated
to the George Boyer Museum by Anthony Antonelli and Ray Pensari.
Pictured above is Buddy Bright, longtime official greeter at the Wildwood Museum. Buddy passed away over the summer of 2009... he was 15 years old. I took this photo of Buddy in April of that year. He was a wonderful boy who was loved and now deeply missed.
The museum is located at 3907 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, New Jersey 08260. Phone # 609-523-0277