Egg Harbor Township Historical Society Museum



Main Room Exhibits

Items in the display cases feature artifacts from the earliest inhabitants of Egg Harbor Township including arrowheads and stone tools used by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans; items used during the 1800s and early 1900s such as a spinning wheel, and kitchen items; and school supplies from the many one room school houses.

The 8 Original Villages of Egg Harbor Township

In our “Villages” Room you can discover more about which “village” of the township you live in and view the memorabilia and framed pictures on the walls from early businesses, restaurants, churches, schools, and more.

The 8 Original Villages include Bargaintown, Cardiff, English Creek, Farmington, McKee City, Scullville, Steelmanville, and West Atlantic City

Shore Mall Display

The Shore Mall, known as Searstown Mall in the 1960’s, offered many family-oriented activities and events for the community into the early 1990’s. The GEHTHS museum’s collection includes large scrapbooks containing photos, ads, and news articles. Our collection is dated from the late 1960s and continues into the early 2000s. In 2013 the Steinbach time capsule was unearthed and donated to the museum. For a virtual tour of the Shore Mall collection click here.

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Recorded Oral History

As part of the GEHTHS we collect oral histories from Egg Harbor Township residents who have lived in the area for multiple decades and served as active members of the community. “Everyone has a story to tell.” Please visit the museum on Sundays to view these oral histories.
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Donating Items to the museum

The Museum and Research Library accept donations of historic items, photos, family histories, verified documentation, and records related to Egg Harbor Township’s history. We appreciate any information you may be able to include concerning the donation. We encourage donors to bring these items to the museum or research library when we are open or contact us to set up an appointment.

A form must be completed and signed by the donor and GEHTHS volunteer for us to accept anything. Volunteers will help determine the appropriate use of the donation. For more information on how donated items are handled, please visit this link.

In all cases, we reserve the right to deny acceptance of anything not relevant to our Mission. We reserve the right to photograph all items.