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Wildwood Historical Society 

Mission & Purpose


The mission of the nonprofit Wildwood Historical Society is to operate and maintain the home and contents of the George F. Boyer Historical Museum for the Wildwoods, their citizens and visitors. We also promote public support, knowledge of and interest in history, culture and art, and expand the historical, cultural and artistic horizons of the citizens and visitors of the Wildwoods with educational programs and events.

Click here to view our strategic plan.

Our museum is

- Wheelchair accessible

- Climate controlled

- Fun for the whole family

- Free admission

We have free parking lot parking!


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Private Tours and Meetings

Call or email us to arrange a private group tour or organizational meeting. Contact info is posted at the bottom of this site.

Our Team


Taylor Henry, President

Russ Strittmatter, Vice President 

Rob Ascough, Treasurer

Larry Lillo, Secretary

John Serpico, Board Member

Joe Dillon, Board Member

Lydia McGinty, Board Member

Mary Lou Wilson, Board Member

Cathy Nesbitt Smith, Board Member

Buck Russom, Board Member

Al Brannen, emeritus

Kathi Johnson, Museum Manager

Julia Ittah, Museum Manager

Bob Scully, in memoriam

Bob Bright, in memoriam

Volunteers: Jim Adair, Al Alven, Jackson Betz, Vicki Bundschu, Gail Cohen, Aubrey Hughes, Chris Pohle, Karen Samuels, Pary Tell, Anne Vinci, Lew Vinci

Advisory: Alan Gould, Susan Fox Hirschmann, Michael Hirsch

Our annual reorganization meeting happens every January and the public is invited to attend. For the date and time, please email us.

George F. Boyer  (Con't. from Home page)

Running down the origin of the tree, sparked a tsunami of information as he talked to local residents and researched and collected old records. One thing led to another, and in January of 1962, Boyer was appointed to the city’s newly established historical commission and became the first president of the Wildwood Historical Society.

Tireless in his efforts to collect and preserve local artifacts, Boyer spoke to school and church groups as well as civic organizations, urging them to “act now…to gather those irreplaceable links with the past and preserve them for generations to come.” Founded by Boyer, Wildwood’s first historical museum opened in 1963, on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building. In October 1976, the City of Wildwood honored Boyer for his “long and devoted service” by renaming the museum, the George F. Boyer Historical Museum. He passed away a month later, but his legacy lives on. The museum, now located at 3907 Pacific Avenue, continues to welcome visitors and locals alike, just as it did a half-century ago under Boyer’s care.

The nonprofit museum is made possible thanks to volunteers who dedicate time to our cause. We always need volunteers! To learn about volunteering, stop in to inquire!

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission / Department of State, and The Cape May County Board of County Commissioners through the Division of Culture & Heritage.


April to Memorial Day,

and Labor Day to Halloween: 

Thursdays thru Saturdays 10am-3pm


Memorial Day to Labor Day

Mondays thru Saturdays 10am-3pm 

Closed Sundays

Closed on Memorial Day and Labor Day


We open seasonally. We close every year from November to March.

Our online store is open 24/7/365 for your shopping pleasure

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Preserving the Colorful History of the Wildwoods, NJ since 1963

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