I really love small history museums, especially those filled with memorabilia and collectibles from personal collections.
The South Jersey Black Heritage Museum was founded by two retirees…Joseph and Anita Jackson (a former corrections officer and a former child care provider and doll collector).
Joseph and Anita have taken their love of history and all they’ve collected through the years, and turned it into a treasure in southern New Jersey. The museum, “where hobby and history meet,” consists of several small rooms/galleries—each with a different theme or display.
Excerpt from the museum’s brochure:
Once you step inside, you will soon see what we mean by “Where Hobby and History Meet.” Our displays include:
- Train Room: A collection with various sizes, models and lines
- Law Enforcement Room: Honoring African American trailblazers in law enforcement
- STEM Corner: Highlighting some of the hidden figures from the fields of science, technology, engineering and math
- Barbie Room: If you can dream it, you can be it
- And so much more…
The museum is open to the general public Wednesday – Saturday, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Check it out. You won’t be disappointed. It’s great for the whole family and there is something for everyone.