The Wildwood Historical Society and George F. Boyer Museum are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that operates on donations, membership programs and the Cape May Culture & Heritage Commission Grant from the NJ Historical Commission.
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.
Our museum is
- Wheelchair accessible
- Climate controlled
- Fun for the whole family
- Free admission
We have free parking lot parking!
Posted at the top 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.
Taylor Henry, President
Chris Pohle, Vice President
Rob Ascough, Treasurer
Larry Lillo, Secretary
John Serpico, Board Member
Russ Strittmatter, Board Member
Bob Scully, emeritus
Al Brannen, emeritus
Kathi Johnson, Museum Manager
Volunteers: Jim Adair, Al Alven, Jackson Betz, Vicki Bundschu, Judy Carr, Inge Laine, Kathy Skouras, Anne Vinci, Lew Vinci, Jake Wisniewski
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 email@example.com!
SHOULDER SEASON HOURS
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 on Memorial Day and Labor Day
CLOSED IN THE WINTER
We open seasonally. We close every year from November to March.
Our online store is open 24/7/365 for your shopping pleasure