Atlantic City Free Public Library
Atlantic City Heritage Collections

1 N. Tennessee Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 345-2269 x3062
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The Atlantic City Experience is growing, thanks to donors! Please consider contributing by:

  • donating money to help preserve our collections and exhibit them;
  • donating your Atlantic City artifacts and photographs; and
  • donating your time as a volunteer.

INVEST IN AC button to link to ACFPL Foundation

To donate artifacts or photographs, or for more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact the Atlantic City Heritage Collections.

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The mission of the Atlantic City Free Public Library is to provide services, programs and activities to meet the diverse educational, informational, and recreational needs of the Atlantic City Community. In order to reach out to all potential users, the Atlantic City Free Public Library maintains blogs as well as a presence in Social Networks including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter. Please also be aware of the Atlantic City Free Public Library's Internet Use Policy.

Terms of Use
The Atlantic City Free Public Library has a section on its Atlantic City Experience website entitled "I Remember." The purpose of this section is to invite people from all over the world to post and share their memories of Atlantic City as a visitor or as a current or past resident. Our goal is to keep adding to the wonderful and unique history of Atlantic City through people's memories. To post to the section "I Remember," participants must have an account with the Atlantic City Experience website. Once published, all posts and files uploaded become the property of the Atlantic City Free Public Library and may be republished world-wide in any format and in any media.

Comment Moderation
All posts are reviewed prior to being published. Please post responsibly. Do not post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. The following will be removed by Atlantic City library editors: potentially libelous comments; obscene or racist comments; personal attacks, insults, or threatening language; plagiarized material; private, personal information published without consent; comments substantially unrelated to the topic of Atlantic City history; commercial promotions or spam; and hyperlinks to material or resources that are not directly related to the discussion. Participants will be encouraged to use their real names, but inoffensive screen names will be acceptable.

Disclaimer: The Library reserves the right to remove or edit any post in this section. The Library is not responsible for the content on this page. The Library does not endorse any information or opinions or graphics found on this page. As with all Library resources, the Library affirms the right and responsibility of parents/guardians, NOT Library staff, to determine and monitor their minor children's use of the internet. (Minors are defined in this policy as children and young people under the age of 18 years.) Parents are responsible for their minor children's use of the Library's resources and facilities.

Approved by the Library Board of Trustees, February 27, 2012.

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Members of the media interested in interviewing the Atlantic City archivist or other historians, please contact us.

Press Releases

Historical Museum at Garden Pier Now Closed, 6 August 2016

Library Wins Multicultural Award for La Ciudad Atlántica Exhibit, 1 June 2016

Library Hosting Exhibit Featuring Mosque No. 10, Local Islamic Community, 14 January 2016

New Atlantic City Historical Museum Exhibit Highlights City's Hispanic Community, 29 September 2015

Reporting on the Atlantic City Historical Museum and Atlantic City Experience:

Sara Tracey, "Voices of Atlantic City's past live in Library's oral history collection," Press of Atlantic City, 31 May 2016.

Steve Lemongello, "Garden Pier reopens after being damaged by Sandy," Press of Atlantic City, 19 June 2014.

Mike Shute, "'Hometown Teams' show 'Devotion and Determination,'" atlanticcitynj.comj.com, 29 April 2014.

"'Hometown Teams' exhibit hits Atlantic City March 22," Shore News Today, 19 March 2014.

Caitlin Honan, "Experts on Atlantic City to detail life in resort during Roaring '20s," Press of Atlantic City, 10 October 2012.

Ray Schweibert, "Exploring the 1920s in Atlantic City," Atlantic City Weekly, 3 October 2012.

Martin DeAngelis, "Atlantic City Library archivist plays key role in providing background for HBO show 'Boardwalk Empire,'" Press of Atlantic City, 16 September 2012.

Lou Perri, "AC Historical Museum opens," TheAlternativePress.com, 29 August 2012.

Jeff Schwachter, "Garden Pier re-Opens," Atlantic City Weekly, 28 August 2012.

Emily Previti and David Simpson, "Atlantic City Historical Museum reopens on Garden Pier with new displays, improved ocean view," Press of Atlantic City, 28 August 2012.

"Library to manage Atlantic City Historical Museum," Shore News Today, 28 August 2012.

William Sokolic, "'Experience' in the works," Courier-Post Atlantic City Gaming, Destinations & Diversions, 22 December 2011, p. 2.

Vincent Jackson, "Atlantic City Forum Considers Ideas for Exhibiting City's Past in Proposed Museum," Press of Atlantic City, 15 December 2011.

Ray Schweibert, "Library Seeks Suggestions for New A.C. Museum," Atlantic City Weekly, 7 December 2011.

Emily Previti, "Atlantic City Free Public Library to Hold Forum on Plans for Museum," Press of Atlantic City, 5 December 2011.

"New Atlantic City history musuem: A top priority," Press of Atlantic City [editorial], 11 July 2011.

Steven Lemongello, "Atlantic City Public Library prepares for renovation to archives department," Press of Atlantic City, 5 July 2011.  

Caitlin Dineen, "Atlantic City seeking museum to showcase its experience," Press of Atlantic City, 3 June 2011.

Felicia Compian, "A.C. Library hosts a closer look at black history, 1920s 'Experience,'" Press of Atlantic City, Hometown edition (AC), 2 February 2011.

"The Atlantic City Free Public Library's special presentation of 'The Atlantic City Experience' continues to impress through its on-site displays and through the library's Web site atlanticcityexperience.org." - AC Weekly, 19 January 2011.

"The Atlantic City Experience website, www.atlanticcityexperience.org, provides some of the extensive resources contained in the library's Alfred M. Heston Collection of books, photographs, postcards, audio, video, digital files and memorabilia pertaining to the city's history." - Shore News Today, 29 December 2010.

"The Atlantic City Free Public Library is telling a story about the places, people and events that shaped the city with 'The Atlantic City Experience.'" - Press of Atlantic City, Hometown edition (AC), 15 December 2010.

Mike Pritchard, "The Atlantic City Experience," AC Weekly, 3 December 2010. "The A.C. Library launches a new Web site that supports the library's program of exhibits and educational programs designed to promote the city's past and catch the wave of interest "Boardwalk Empire" has brought." 

 




 

 

 

 

 

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The Atlantic City Experience® is a project of The Atlantic City Free Public Library, a service of the City of Atlantic City. 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. This website presents virtual exhibits and information. The Atlantic City Experience includes the extensive resources contained in the Atlantic City Heritage Collections of the Atlantic City Free Public Library.  This collection contains books, photographs, postcards, audio, video, digital files and memorabilia about the history of Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

The Atlantic City Experience® is a project of The Atlantic City Free Public Library, a service of the City of Atlantic City. All rights reserved.

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