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Atlantic City, New Jersey

African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey

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Both the Atlantic City and Newtonville locations of AAHMNJ offer permanent exhibitions and collections that focus on generations of African American history. Among the permanent collections are furniture and fixtures of early African American life with artifacts from washboards to treadle sewing machines, and a collection of carefully restored photos found beneath a house in Atlantic City. Show biz buffs will thrill to the photos and memorabilia of the golden age of Atlantic City's "Boardwalk Empire," when a thriving population of elite African Americans held important positions and attracted world class entertainers to places like Club Harlem, whose original sign is on display. Excellent teaching opportunity for young people, especially the room of old-time stereotypical depiction of African Americans. In addition to the permanent collections, new exhibits arrive regularly, so plan to spend some time here.

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