Getting to Know Egg Harbor City
The Egg Harbor City Historical Society is primarily composed of both local and area residents with an interest in local history. Membership is open to anyone for an annual membership fee of $15.00. Members are encouraged to volunteer their talents for the maintenance of the museum, be it carpentry skills, bookkeepinging and computer skills, housekeeping and baking skills, etc., but mainly their presence at meetings and other functions best serves the society.
An annual Members Dinner serves to introduce the society’s elected Executive Committe and Trustees each year at the end of July.
Monthly meetings, which are open to the public, are usually held on the last Monday of each month with adjustments made for holidays. The business meeting begins at 7:00PM and usually lasts less than 30 minutes. It is followed by a presentation of interest. Following the presentation, refreshments and coffee provided by volunteers is available to all attendees.
Egg Harbor City Historical Society
The Roundhouse Museum contains memorabilia and items historically significant to Egg Harbor City. Permanent displays include Liberty Glass, C.P. Leek & Sons boats, clothing and wine industries and Dr. Smith’s Health Spa. Rotating displays have included local connections to the Civil War, County Fairs, rail-roads, EHC schools, “Grandpop’s Tools”, fire and police departments and the U.S. Postal Service. The museum also holds city census records, old city tax records dating to 1862, and the beginning of local genealogies available for study.
Hours of Operation
The museum hours are every Wednesday and Saturday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. The exhibit area and restroom facilities are handicapped accessible and the staff will help obtain materials from our library on the second floor. Admission is FREE! Supported by the Egg Harbor City Historical Society, monthly meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at 7:00PM, unless otherwise noted in the Calendar of Events. The meetings include a special presentation each month with refreshments served after the meeting. The public is cordially invited to attend. For further information, call (609)-965-4677.
To visit the museum by entering Egg Harbor City on the White Horse Pike (US-30), proceed to Philadelphia Ave. and go north four (4) blocks to Campe Street. Turn left onto Campe and go 2 blocks to the baseball fields on London Ave. Turn right and proceed to the museum on the left beyond the fields.