Mayor Don Guardian and the City of Atlantic City, and the Atlantic City Free Public Library will continue a holiday tradition by turning an Atlantic City Convention Center ballroom into a Winter Wonderland for children on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are required but free. Click here to learn more about the event and how you can obtain free tickets.
The last episode of the fifth and final season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” aired on Oct. 26, but the series will maintain a presence at the Atlantic City Historical Museum. The Atlantic City Historical Museum, which is presented by the Atlantic City Free Public Library, recently received donations of Boardwalk Empire props and related items – and many of those are showcased for the public to view. Click here to read more.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library offers a free weekly Walk-in Job Skills Lab to library members who need help with job-related tasks. We’ll provide refresher tips for your job search. The lab is on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in November and December in the Main Library meeting room. Click here to read more.
The Kiwanis Club of Atlantic City has donated its archives, which date back to the group’s origin in 1920, to the Atlantic City Free Public Library to be included in its Atlantic City Heritage Collections. Please click here to read more.
Garden Pier - home to the Atlantic City Historical Museum and Atlantic City Art Center - officially reopened in June 2014. The Pier had been closed since October 2012 due to damage suffered during Hurricane Sandy. Click here to read more.
Miss Delaware Brittany Lewis – a 2008 Holy Spirit High School alumna and Brigantine native – donated one of the shoes she wore at last week’s Show Us Your Shoes Parade to the Atlantic City Historical Museum on Sept. 18. Click here to continue reading. Also, you can check out TV40's coverage.
The City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library are pleased to announce the availability of a new digital historical resource featuring the commemorative markers located throughout Atlantic City. These markers share the history of Atlantic City and the stories of many Atlantic City residents. Click here to view this great resource.
Marker is located on Northwest corner of Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues.
Historical Marker text:
1921- An Atlantic City native, he was the first African-American Chief of Police in the resort's history. During his 39 years of service, Chief Allmond rose from beat cop to Chief. He received more than 65 honors, including commendations from the F.B.I., the Secret Service, and the Atlantic County Grand Jury. This U.S. Air Force veteran received a special citation for "extreme courage and heroism under fire" for dragging a wounded comrade 50 yards to safety during a gun battle that left seven officers wounded. Chief Allmond was recognized by the City's SWAT Team and by "Who's Who in American Law Enforcement." He was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, served on the boards of the YMCA, Westside Convalescent Center, the Atlantic County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and the Vestry of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. In 1979, the NJ State General Assembly issued a proclamation recognizing Chief Allmond's many years of dedicated service.
Joseph Allmond began his first job with the Atlantic City Police Department in 1947, and from the beginning was determined to leave his mark on local law enforcement. He moved up the department's ranks quickly, getting promoted to Sergeant in 1960, then Captain in 1968, and finally Chief in 1979. Across his career, he often gave back to Atlantic City's community, by working with its youth as a role model. If you have more information about Joseph Allmond, please contact the Atlantic City Free Public Library.
For more information, see these resources in the Atlantic City Free Public Library, Atlantic City Heritage Collections: Local History Biography Files - Joseph T. Allmond Johnson, Nelson: The Northside
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