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, drop in during our open hours, call us or fill out the contact form below!

Wildwood Historical Society Inc.

2021 Board Members and Officers


Taylor Henry, President

Al Brannen, Vice President

Rob Ascough, Treasurer

Larry Lillo, Secretary

Dorothy Kulisek, Board Member

Chris Pohle, Board Member

Jackson Betz, Board Member

Al Alven, Board Member

Kathi Johnson, Museum Manager

Jim Adair, Museum Manager

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


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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.

contact us

If you have a research question, please click here to go to our research request form. All other inquiries, please email or call us at 609-523-0277.

We're at 3907 Pacific Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260 (Between Spencer & Spicer Aves)

No admission charge. Donations gladly accepted.

Hours from Easter Weekend-Memorial Day,

and Labor Day to Halloween: 

Fridays and Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm

Sundays 12-5 pm

Hours Memorial Day - Labor Day

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

10 am - 3 pm

Sundays 12-5 pm

Closed Tuesdays

**Free parking in our Pacific Ave lot next door or park on the street and ask our staff for a complimentary parking pass to avoid the hassle of feeding the parking meters. **


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

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