Uncover Hidden Treasures on Thursday at Historical Museum

first_imgHidden treasures from the Ocean City Historical Museum will be on display during a special presentation in the Thursday Night Series at 7 p.m. Aug. 14.So, exactly what is hidden in the Ocean City Historical Museum?The Curatorial Committee unlocks secrets at the next installment of the Ocean City Historical Museum Thursday Night Series at 7 p.m. August 14. The lecture is free and open to the public.Some of the collection is obvious — the Grace Kelly dress, parts of the old Boardwalk, Sindia memorabilia, living-room furniture from the Lake Brothers. But hidden in the Museum’s vaults are unexpected items — a shaving set from over a hundred years ago, outfits from days of unusual modesty, arguments over land development, wartime support in this City, a unique dollhouse, an old fire alarm, and many other treasures — perhaps from parents and grandparents of current-day residents and tourists.The Curatorial Committee treats these commonplace items with special respect, because of their age and because they represent the past for our City. Committee members include Carol Dotts, Dr. Steve Gring, Jeff McGranahan (Museum Executive Director), and Margaret Schock.  They handle the collection with white gloves (literally) and a keen sense of history that shines through in their presentation.Ocean City Historical Museum has an extensive collection of memorabilia from residences and businesses in Ocean City, dating from the first regular vacationers tenting at the “Camp Meeting” to the present busy and extensive properties.last_img read more