Historical Museum to Hold Open House

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Somers Point City Hall

The Somers Point Historical Museum, located at 745 Shore Road, will hold an open house on Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Guests will be able to view the renovations to the museum and mingle in a safe environment.

All are encouraged to come out and join the fun.

In addition to the new maritime museum displays, a vintage garvey built circa 1930 by Mark Sutton, of Linwood, will be on display outside.

The expansion of artifacts includes a diorama of a late 1800’s shipbuilding workshop complete with vintage tools.

Seven large scale ship models of various types of vessels, measuring from 36 to 60 inches, will be on display in their own case.

Smaller ship models will also be on display. All of the models were handcrafted by Tom Adams, of Linwood.

In addition, there will be two large display cases highlighting artifacts that were used in the early days of shipping along the Eastern seaboard.

Authentic rigging and sailmaker’s tools round out the new items on display.

Spreading across the lawn of the Somers Point City Hall will be a duck decoy carver demonstration by Tony Hillman. Joe Bart Gerety will regale visitors with sea shanties and folk music.

Several local historical organizations will have tables and information about their groups, with some items for sale.

Masks are required when inside the museum and a limit of 10 people at a time will be admitted, but all can enjoy the outside activities.

Bring a chair if you like. For those longing for something different to do, this promises to be a fun and informative event.

For further information, please call 609-927-2900.