The Atlantic City Historical Museum – presented by the Atlantic City Free Public Library – held a discussion, “The Atlantic City Experience: The Roaring ’20s,” on Oct. 13 in the museum’s community room. Vicki Gold Levi and Heather Halpin Perez, who are historical consultants for HBO’s smash-hit series “Boardwalk Empire,” were the guest speakers.
Levi, co-author of “Atlantic City, 125 Years of Ocean Madness,” discussed the culture of the 1920s, including the music, movies and clothing. Also, Levi shared stories about her father, Al Gold, the city’s first official photographer, and personal experiences.
Perez, who is the archivist for the library’s Alfred M. Heston Collection of Atlantic City history, discussed some of the city’s biggest names, including Enoch “Nucky” Johnson. She also touched on a variety of highlights from the decade, such as the construction of the World War I Memorial and Convention Hall.
The Atlantic City Historical Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week. Visitors can enjoy exhibits of Atlantic City in the 1920s, Mr. Peanut, Kentucky Avenue and Miss America – plus vintage photographs and local artifacts.
Please call (609) 347-5839 for more information about the museum.