MARGATE – The Margate Historical Society recently provided a program for the general public on the history of the Anglers Club of Absecon Island. Now the society it turning to other topics to encourage residents and visitors to learn more about the history of Margate City, which was incorporated in 1905 and formerly known as the Borough of South Atlantic City. The programs are free and open to the public.
The society will present “Great Storms of New Jersey,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Historic City Hall, 1 S. Washington Ave. Although nature has dealt the city severe blows that altered local geography and lifestyles, the city endures and adapts to the changing tides. Retired National Weather Service forecaster Jim Eberwin will present the program.
Then, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, the society will present an overview of “The Space Race: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing.” Presenter Kevin Woyce will talk about how America’s attention was focused on the moon in the early days of space exploration. He will review the technology that made the moon walk possible and the people who announced, “The Eagle has landed.”
The Margate Historical Society Museum, located at Historic City Hall, 1 S. Washington Ave., is open to the public 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Tours are available by appointment.
For more information, call 609-823-6546.