Wednesday thru Saturday:
10am - 3:30pm

NOTE: Hours may vary for special events

Closed Major Holidays


Admission to the Atlantic County Historical Society Library and Museum is FREE.

There is a daily library research fee of $5.00 for non-members.

Most special events are FREE. Refer to EVENTS page for details.


The Atlantic County Historical Society publishes a quarterly newsletter entitled Atlantic Heritage and a yearbook available each winter. Additionally, the Society offers many specialty publications on local and regional history.

Atlantic Heritage Newsletter

Current and past issues of our Atlantic Heritage newsletter are available below (in .pdf format) for you to read, print, and enjoy.

Current Issues

Newsletter Archives

Atlantic County Historical Society Yearbook

Our Yearbook contains historical and genealogical information and has been printed and distributed to annual and life members since 1948. Click to view a summary of yearbook contents by issue (in .pdf format).

Specialty Publications

Periodically, the Society publishes books and pamphlets featuring topics of historical significance to Atlantic County and the southern New Jersey area. Some of our more popular titles include:

  • Absegami Yesteryear
  • Early History of Atlantic County
  • Glory At Last
  • Our Stories
  • Absecon Lighthouse
  • Richard Somers - Master Commandant
  • Life of Richard Somers
  • History of Somers Mansion

Many of our yearbook issues and specialty publications are available for purchase.

Contribute to our Publications

If you are an Atlantic County history buff who is interested in contributing your original written work for possible inclusion within our newsletter or yearbook, we want to hear from you! Here are some general guidelines for submissions:

  • Newsletter: Submissions will be considered on a quarterly basis. Articles should be no more than 1-2 typewritten (double-spaced) pages in electronic format (Microsoft Word, other standard word processing format, or e-mail message). Associated photographs and graphics in electronic format are optional.

  • Yearbook: The deadline for submissions each year is August 1. Content can range from 3-15 typewritten (double-spaced) pages in electronic format (Microsoft Word, other standard word processing format, or e-mail message). We also accept associated photographs and graphics in electronic format (.jpg, .gif, .bmp). In special cases, we will accept hardcopy documents and transcribe or scan them into electronic format.

All submissions will be evaluated for appropriateness and fit with the overall purpose of our publications. You may be asked to sign a Written Works Release Form before we publish your work. To submit your electronic documents, photographs, and graphics, please send an e-mail to: ACHSinfo@comcast.net. Or send hardcopy information to our contact mailing address.



The Atlantic County Historical Society offers publications and historic photographs available for sale. Click for a publication list and associated order form (in .pdf format).

Here are a few recommendations from our local history reading list:

Images of America: Linwood, New Jersey
Author: Carolyn Adams Patterson
Softback, 128 pages. Copyright 2002.

With more than 200 vintage images, this book presents the view along the road from Leedsville (the community’s name in the 1800s) to the present day Linwood. Included are well-known locales such as Stuber’s and Hagerthey’s corner stores, the Mill Pond, Linwood Station, Belhaven and Leedsville Schools, and historic area churches. Explore Linwood’s fascinating past with many period photographs from the collection of the Linwood Historical Society.

Images of America: Northfield, New Jersey
Contributors: Northfield Cultural Committee and Northfield Historical Society
Softback, 128 pages. Copyright 2004.

Northfield is a vibrant South Jersey community with farm, seaport, and shipbuilding beginnings. First settled in the late 1700s, it is a place of beautiful homes built by ship captains during the 1700s and 1800s. Northfield portrays the history of the community with stunning photographs and a wealth of fascinating detail. The Northfield Historical Society and Northfield Cultural Committee selected some two hundred views of people, places, and events to document various aspects of the city.

Photograph Reproductions

Our extensive photographic image collection contains the works of Silas Morse and Albert Moore, two local photographers active in the mid to late 19th century. The collection includes amazing scenes from early Atlantic City as well as other communities around the county. We have thousands of photographic images including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, lanternslides, glass plate negatives, snapshots, commercial prints and 35mm slides. Many of these images can be reproduced for a fee.

Home and business owners recognize the value of these photographs for decoration and family keepsakes. These unique and historic photos also make great gifts for special people you know with ties to Atlantic County. Prices vary based on medium, size, and intended use, so please visit the society to view our photo collection and discuss pricing.