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Stone Harbor Museum Corporation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, History Museums

Mission: Our Mission To acquire, preserve, display, celebrate, and promote archives and artifacts relevant to the development of our unique cultural heritage and to delight, inspire, and educate the present and future generations about the story of Stone Harbor, New Jersey.. Our Vision To be an inviting, informative, and innovative community resource that is recognized and respected as the place for exploring and celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Stone Harbor, New Jersey.

Target demographics: celebrate our unique past

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1,000 visitors

Geographic areas served: Stone Harbor

Programs: historic displays, lecture series, tours, historic DVD's

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A remarkable collection of history that reminds us of this town's beginnings. Promotes continued education with weekly lectures and meetings. New centralized location will enable this gem to be noticed more by the public.

Board Member

Rating: 5

A must-see in Stone Harbor, NJ. For over twenty years, Stone Harbor Museum has been a part of the cultural fabric of the "Seashore At Its Best." It's inspiring to see the development of Stone Harbor from its humble beginnings to the real estate development, pristine beaches, back bays, eclectic and vibrant downtown business district and treasured natural areas of today. Don't miss the wonderful exhibits and artifacts as well as the informative and interesting lectures. The professionally produced Stone Harbor Museum Minutes and Tranquility Tuesdays have active participation on Facebook. The Stone Harbor Museum has a great awareness of history-in-the-making, as today's experiences and events are recorded and memorialized for tomorrow's visitors.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this museum for 7 years now and i have seen to grow into a fine museum

Board Member

Rating: 5

Just a wonderful place to celebrate your love of Stone Harbor. Both the museum and website are filled with fun facts and stories. Check out the Museum Minute on the website!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been working with the Stone Harbor Museum for a little over a year now. What a great group of people. Each of them is dedicated to preserving the history of our little town, Stone Harbor, NJ. From weekly lectures to video stories, the Stone Harbor Museum is a center point of the community. It is a pleasure to be associated with such a wonderful group of people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Docent I find this museum to be able to tell the story of the history of Stone Harbor in a very clear and interesting set of wall displays, videos by Borough residents, and a set of archives emphasizing the wonders of this beautiful shore community.

Louis Schweickhardt

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A super place to learn about the town's heritage. Many pictures, stories and videos are available. A very informative website www.stoneharbormuseum.org Admission is FREE.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been my pleasure as a Museum Docent for the last ten years to help the Museum present Stone Harbor’s history to anyone walking through the Museum’s door. Now in a new and larger space, the Museum has been able to expand our displays. It is exciting to see people appreciate learning more about Stone Harbor and share their experiences and love of our Island.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a docent, I have enjoyed visitors stopping in to tell us their stories and to help them find information and pictures of their homes, families and stores that have been replaced with new businesses. We remind them to stop next year when they are in town to see our new displays. We are always a work in progress.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Was impressed with all the old pictures of the past 100+ years. The then and now pictures of old houses were very interesting. Glad the museum is keeping our past alive and available for all to see and cherish.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Stone Harbor Museum gives an accurate picture of what Stone Harbor was like through the decades. A walk through history which appeals to visitors of all ages.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

An excellent resource for history, the Stone Harbor Museum offers a wealth of information to residents and tourists alike!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Congratulations to the Stone Harbor Museum on opening a beautiful facility! It is a must see for everyone who visits or lives in Stone Harbor. I have personally recommended visits to my friends. My family loves to visit and see the new displays. Bruce, Teri, Randy, Patty, Kathy, and Bob – you did a great job. I wish you much success!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

like other nonprofits of this type they have a specific mission. The problem is having the ability to maximize the limited available resources. This organization has reached out to the community they serve to seek volunteer expert advice on all matters. As an architect, I have been brought in on many occasions to help with finding a new home that could better serve the museum's mission. Their ability to keep to their mission while serving as a valuable asset to the community has been outstanding.

1 Cayleigh A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great collection of pieces! Our favorites were the first SHBP life guard uniforms!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

From a collection of artifacts and archives crowded in a century old cottage unsuitable for preservation of our borough history, a group of dedicated volunteer board members have managed to purchase a property well-suited to the needs of a museum and in a much more conspicuous location. Necessary work to repurpose this former art gallery to become a museum has been done by these dedicated board members. The increased number of visitors during this first season at the new location has indicated that the mission of the Stone Harbor Museum to collect,preserve and display the history of the town is being accomplished. It has been a rewarding experience to be part of this vibrant group of volunteers.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great museum focused on displaying the history of this seashore gem! The leaders and volunteers are dedicated to an excellent visitor experience. The summer lectures focus on topics of local interest. It's a great place to visit while on vacation!

1 Jim T.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was working as a docent in our new home last week when an older lady walked into the museum with a favorite picture she wanted to share with us. It turned out that she had been coming to our shore town for 86 of her 92 years and she was thrilled to see the museum. Even though the museum was crowded with visitors on that rainy day I was able to sit with her and listen to her tell of walking the boardwalk (washed away in ’44) as a teenager and being told to put out their cigarettes by Coast Guardsmen because German subs could spot them. She had a dozen other great stories and she offered to sit for an oral history next week.

It doesn’t get much better than that.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The new larger location at 9410 Second Ave is impressive. Great interesting exhibits of old Stone Harbor. A must see!

Review from Guidestar

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Again this year the Museum is having 5 Wednesday evening lectures of interesting topics. These are free and open to all to enjoy the unique Stone Harbor past.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Can't wait until the Museum reopens in a few months. Great place to review old Stone Harbor life.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful place to see & learn the past of Stone Harbor. Charming but very small. They sure could use more space to exhibit their many interesting items. Don't miss this.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

The Stone Harbor Museum & Maritime Annex tells the story of the past 100+ years of this unique family community in South Jersey. They have wonderful pictures and artifacts on display plus interactive DVD videos. Don't miss seeing this hidden gem!

Review from Guidestar