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Miss Delaware donates shoe to A.C. Historical Museum

 

Heather Perez and Brittany LewisMiss Delaware Brittany Lewis – a 2008 Holy Spirit High School alumna and Brigantine native – donated one of the shoes she wore at last week’s Show Us Your Shoes Parade to the Atlantic City Historical Museum on Sept. 18.

Photo: Heather Perez, Atlantic City Library and Atlantic City Historical Museum archivist, and Miss Delaware 2014 Brittany Lewis.

Lewis paid tribute to Delaware, known as the Diamond State, by wearing sparkling platform pumps at the parade. Lewis, who graduated from Temple University and Wilmington (Del.) University, recently completed her first year with Teach for America in Delaware.

Her shoe is currently on display at the Historical Museum as part of an ongoing Miss America exhibit that also includes a shoe worn in last year’s Show Us Your Shoes Parade by then-Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum.

The Atlantic City Historical Museum, operated by the Atlantic City Free Public Library, showcases the culturally diverse, exciting history of Atlantic City in a nostalgic timeline. Visitors can enjoy exhibits of Garden Pier, Mr. Peanut, sand sculptures, casinos and the Summer of 1964 – along with vintage photographs and local artifacts.

Please call (609) 347-5839 for more information.

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Historical Museum, Art Center at Garden Pier now open

Historical Museum exteriorGarden Pier - home to the Atlantic City Historical Museum and Atlantic City Art Center - officially reopened in June 2014. The Pier had been closed since October 2012 due to damage suffered during Hurricane Sandy.
The Atlantic City Historical Museum, operated by the Atlantic City Free Public Library, showcases the culturally diverse, exciting history of Atlantic City in a nostalgic timeline. Visitors can enjoy exhibits of Mr. Peanut, sand sculptures, Miss America and casinos – along with vintage photographs and local artifacts. Also, new exhibits detailing the history of Garden Pier, Summer of 1964 and Atlantic City’s sports history are on display.
The Atlantic City Art Center updated its galleries last month by bringing in an exhibit from the African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey.
AAHMSNJ founder Ralph Hunter is presenting “The Northside: The Way We Were.” The exhibit highlights Atlantic City’s African-American Northside community from the 1930s to ’60s, including Club Harlem, Sarah Spencer Washington, churches and hotels, and African-American firsts in the city.
Please call (609) 347-5839 for more information.

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Atlantic City Historical Markers Guide available online

Dr. Pitney markerThe City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library are pleased to announce the availability of a new digital historical resource featuring the commemorative markers located throughout Atlantic City. These markers share the history of Atlantic City and the stories of many Atlantic City residents. Click here to check out this great resource.

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