I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Museum of American History at Deptford

The Museum of American History at Deptford

Where: 138 Andaloro Way
             West Deptford, NJ

Who: All ages

If you are overwhelmed by the Museum of Natural History in New York  City or you are unable to travel there, you might want to visit The Museum of American History at Deptford. This engaging museum is a general history museum with a local twist.  Many of the objects and artifacts that are a part of the collection, although not all of them, were either found in the local area, in other parts of New Jersey and/or in neighboring states like New York and Pennsylvania. In fact, the curator of the museum, Jeffrey Norcross, donated a number of objects to the museum himself including his wooden baby carriage.

The museum is divided into several sections. They include a fossils exhibit, a glass, and ceramics exhibit, and a farm tools and equipment exhibit. Some highlights of the collection include a mastodon tooth, an old sewing machine, and a collection of cameras. From now through January 31, there is also an antique train exhibit featuring trains from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. This is an active exhibit, and you will actually have the opportunity to see the trains run instead of just looking at them in their inoperative state. 

The Museum of American History at Deptford is open from Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. at a cost of $4.00 per person for adults and $3.00 for children. You don't need a reservation to visit. However. you do need to wear a mask while visiting.

And that's our view.

For more information, visit www.southjerseymuseum.org

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.