Atlantic Heritage Center907 Shore Rd, Somers Point, NJ 08244
The mission of the Atlantic Heritage Center is to encourage the study of local history and genealogy and to disseminate this information to our members and the general public. To fulfill our mission, the Center publishes an annual journal of local history and genealogy as well as a quarterly newsletter. Other means include lectures, field trips, partnerships with local libraries and school districts, library and museum interpretative exhibits, and guided tours of its circa 1790 oysterman's farmhouse, the Risley Homestead located in Northfield, New Jersey. The Atlantic Heritage Center is an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt membership organization. Originally founded in 1913 to collect and preserve the history of Atlantic County and southern New Jersey, the organization was incorporated as the Atlantic County Historical Society in 1915. In 2006, the Society was renamed the Atlantic Heritage Center to better reflect the diversity of our resources and the variety of attractions awaiting visitors of all ages and backgrounds.