“On The Street Where You Live”
Several years ago the Stone Harbor Museum developed a display of vintage and current photos titled “Then and Now” showing how families have preserved history by retaining the appearance of original structures while modifying them to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of “The Seashore At Its Best”. “On The Street Where You Live” is an extensive collection, of old and new photos arranged by street, which shows the past and present of our landmark homes and businesses that have been preserved by their owners.
Museum volunteers spent many hours reviewing archived photos and finding homes and buildings that still exist. Determining the location of the home usually takes a little detective work. It has been very rewarding when we are able to locate a special gem whose owners have preserved it for many years. Do you own a home with a rich history? Do you have photos that show the original structure? Please share them with us and add your home to this ever-growing collection.
“Oral History Program”
In 2006 we received a grant from the 2006 Board of Chosen Freeholders Arts, History and Cultural Fund Program, to expand and enhance the Stone Harbor Museum’s Oral History Program and to update our technology for the recording, editing and display of recorded oral history. This program consists of capturing the oral histories of long time residents, who experienced the history of the town and the county, on audio and visual DVDs. Now current residents and visitors are able to learn of the history of the town and the county directly from those who experienced it. Come and learn about Stone Harbor’s past from the people who lived it.
"Beach & Boardwalk"
An audio-video display of on-screen pictures & stories of lifeguards, baby parades, boardwalk & more. “Storms of Stone Harbor” is the story of the hurricanes and Northeasters that have spent their fury on our coastline. Both are available for your viewing pleasure while visiting the Stone Harbor Museum. Our gift shop continues to offer laminated postcard images of Old Stone Harbor. There are eight different designs that can be used as placemats for your family table. Also available for purchase are Stone Harbor coffee mugs, postcards, note cards, books and the popular beach tags from many past years for your collection. Photographs and/or memorabilia are always welcome as donations. Copies can be made for pictures too precious to give up. Sharing memories in this way will insure that many people will appreciate them for years to come.
Donations to "The Stone Harbor Museum Corporation" are tax deductible in keeping with IRS regulations. A continuing membership program is available to help maintain the structure and to continue developing attractive and informative displays.