The Atlantic City Historical Museum, presented by the Atlantic City Free Public Library, will unveil a new photo exhibit, Chicken Bone Beach — The Atlantic City Experience, in recognition of Black History Month.
The exhibit grand opening will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Historical Museum, which is located at South New Jersey Avenue and Boardwalk on Garden Pier. Henrietta Shelton, president of the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, will discuss the history of this Atlantic City beach, which was designated as a blacks-only beach until the 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed. Visitors will be invited to share their memories about their visits to the beach. Please call (609) 347-5839 for more information.
Teen February Book Club Challenge: African-American Authors — In February, pick any book by an African-American author and tell us your thoughts on the Book Club Board in the Teen Space area. Each participant gets to pick a prize. Ages 13-18.
Creative Crafts on Tuesday, Feb. 3 and 17, at 3:30 p.m. — Kids use their imagination to take home crafts with themes, including Black History Month. Ages 6-12.
Comic Drawing with Joe Del Beato on Thursday, Feb. 5, 19, 26 at 3:30 p.m. — Del Beato, a Marvel/DC Comic illustrator, will teach kids how to draw African American characters from comics, cartoons and graphic novels. No experience necessary. Ages 7-17.
Craft: Celebrating Work of Jacob Lawrence at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6 — Using the technique of Lawrence, who told stories by creating a series of paintings, participants will draw/paint their own series. Ages 18 and older.
After-school Program: Betcha Can’t Eat Just One on Friday, Feb. 20, at 3:30 p.m. — Kids are invited to a potato chip taste testing to honor the African-American who invented the chip, George Crum. Participants will vote for their favorite after a reading of “George Crum and the Saratoga Chip.” Ages 18 and younger.
Meet the Author: James Overmyer on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 2:30 p.m. — Overmyer will present his book “Black Ball and the Boardwalk: The Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City, 1916-1929.” A discussion will follow. All ages.