The Avalon Historical Society was created to ensure that the Avalon of yesteryear was not lost or forgotten. Over the years we have seen many changes to our community. Although change can be a positive thing, preservation of the past is still important. We invite you to join us in these efforts by becoming a supporting contributor of the Avalon Historical Society.
In the recent past, the Society has been responsible for the restoration of the antique lifeguard boat, as well as the restoration of an 1889 painting of early Avalon and the restoration of the antique gas lamp that sits in front of the Avalon History Center. We continue to support the efforts of the Avalon History Center by providing items needed to preserve the collection and enhance the exhibits. In cooperation with others, we have been involved with the Hometown Heroes Veterans banners and the historic plaques that can be seen on homes throughout Avalon.
Currently we are in the process of documenting some of the oldest homes in Avalon through architectural plans and digital photos as well as location filming through the use of drones. We also continue our efforts to gather artifacts and memorabilia that are relevant to Avalon’s past.
We hope you have enjoyed our annual Olde House Tour, the Clam Shell Pitch and the Mini Golf Tournaments, and look forward to hosting the return of our Annual Holiday Party, held at the Avalon History Center on December 3rd, 4pm to 7pm.
We invite you to join us in our mission to keep alive the memory of the past, as we enjoy our seaside resort of today. You may do so by making a contribution to the Avalon Historical Society, 215 39th Street, Avalon, New Jersey, 08202.
The members of the Avalon Historical Society would like to wish you and your families a happy and safe holiday season. We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Avalon Historical Society:
Robert Penrose, President Susan Brown, Trustee
David Coskey, Vice President Carol Hart MacFeat, Trustee
Michael Quinn, Treasurer Susan McLaughlin, Trustee
Rosemarie Chew, Secretary Joseph Reese, Trustee
Barbara Wilson, Trustee
Albert Haring, Trustee