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 The Avalon Historical Society welcomes members who support the Society's 

mission and who would like to contribute to preserving the heritage of Avalon,  

which was incorporated as Borough in 1892.  

Donations of Avalon artifacts and additional
financial support is always appreciated.

         -  Avalon Free Public Library Website  (LINK) 

         -  Avalon History Center  (LINK)

         -  Borough of Avalon Website  (LINK)

         -  Avalon History Center Facebook Page  




  • SUPPORTER            -  $50

  • CONTRIBUTOR      -  $100

  • SOCIETY                  -  $150

  • SEA GATE                -  $250

  • PEERMONT             -  $500    
All members receive 10%discount in the Gift Shop and will receive The Tidings Newsletters & The Avalon Historical Society Journals.
Cash, all major credit cards & personal checks accepted. Please make checks payable to : 
Avalon Historical Society, Inc. (AHS).
To pay via this website - 
  • ​Go to "Welcome" page
  • Click on yellow "Donate" button at upper right corner
  • Donate amount equivalent to preferred membership level
  • If you are a new member, we will be in touch to ask for mailing address
This 1889 painting was recently donated by Dee Phillips. It was painted by Joseph Wells, who was a founder of the Seven Mile Beach Development Company. It depicts the north end of the island from the top of a sand dune, including the Avalon Hotel. You can also see several residential homes and the juniper/cedar forest that used to dominate the island. It shows Avalon at its dawn as a seaside resort. 
The painting is back from restoration & on display in the foyer of the Avalon History Center. The Avalon Historical Society & the History Center would like to thank painting restorer Joseph Siderio of Williamstown, NJ, for his expertise & timely return home of this early Avalon landscape. 
We would also like to thank M.V. (Jenny) Convery, Neil & Suzie Gallagher, Avalon Hardware, Richard Curley, Stephen & Evelyn Malyszka and Roger & Gail Soens for their generous donations towards the cost of restoration. Thank you for your support.