The Atlantic City Free Public Library is paying tribute to Miss America’s return to Atlantic City with a special exhibit. The library unveiled “Here She Is, Atlantic City: Miss America!” this month. The exhibit is located on the first floor of the Main Library.
The exhibit features a robe, on loan from The Miss America Organization, which was worn by Miss America 1974 Rebecca King. It also includes historic photographs, a video slideshow detailing the pageant’s history and a display case showcasing Miss America-related toys, trophies and trinkets – including items on loan from Vicki Gold Levi. Photos of contestants competing in this weekend’s Miss America Pageant are being shown as a slideshow presentation in the library atrium.
Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3062, for more information.
Did you know that July 19, 2013 marks 100 years since Garden Pier first opened?
Garden Pier stood apart from the other piers in Atlantic City. First opening on July 19, 1913, its "uptown" location placed it away from the frenzied activity of the bustling downtown. The red-tiled roofs and Ionic architecture style of the buildings and the beautifully landscaped gardens gave the pier a formal appearance which attracted an upscale crowd.
Music and dance from Africa, China, India and the Philippines – along with several other locations around the globe – will be highlighted this summer as part of the Sixth annual Atlantic City Library International Night Series.
Watch clips from some of our previous International Night shows.