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.

Hours:

Posted at the bottom of this site.​

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

Al Brannen, Vice President

Rob Ascough, Treasurer

Larry Lillo, Secretary

Chris Pohle, Board Member

Jackson Betz, Board Member

Al Alven, Board Member

Kathi Johnson, Museum Manager

Jim Adair, Museum Manager

Volunteers: Inge Laine, Judy Carr, Vicki Bundschu, Anne Vinci, Bridget McGrath

Interns: Alyssa Bennett, Julia Ittah

  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, email us at wildwoodhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com!