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The Atlantic City Experience encompasses the best historical and cultural resources of Atlantic City. From diving horses to dancing girls, from the Boardwalk to the Northside, from casinos to churches, from Prohibition to the present, Atlantic City, New Jersey is a unique American city with a rich history.

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Smithsonian Sports Exhibit PDF Print E-mail
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From Atlantic City Olympians and all-stars to standout female athletes to iconic venues, Atlantic City boasts a rich and storied sports history. Highlights from this history are now on display in the Atlantic City Free Public Library's exhibit, "The Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination."

A companion to the Smithsonian Institution's "Hometown Teams" traveling exhibition, this Atlantic City-centric exhibit will be displayed at the Noyes Arts Garage Stockton College, located at the Wave Parking Garage at 2200 Fairmount Ave. in Atlantic City. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday from March 22 through May 4.

Weekly "Pep Talks" by area coaches on Thursdays at 6 p.m. focus on a different aspect of sports. Click here for the full schedule.

Hometown Teams has been made possible in Atlantic City by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institute and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

 
Atlantic City Historical Museum Currently Closed PDF Print E-mail

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Due to storm-related repairs, the Atlantic City Historical Museum is currently closed. We hope to reopen soon. Please check this website for updated information.

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Atlantic City Experience: 100 Years on the Garden Pier PDF Print E-mail

H049.624.158Gar014 crop Did you know that July 19, 2013, marks 100 years since Garden Pier first opened?

Garden Pier stood apart from the other piers in Atlantic City. First opening on July 19, 1913, its "uptown" location placed it away from the frenzied activity of the bustling downtown. The red-tiled roofs and Ionic architecture style of the buildings and the beautifully landscaped gardens gave the pier a formal appearance which attracted an upscale crowd.

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The Atlantic City Experience was produced and is managed by The Atlantic City Free Public Library, a service of the City of Atlantic City.

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