Black History Exhibit Brings a Bit of Nostalgia to Ocean City


Sisters Alva Thompson, of Ocean City, and Loretta Thompson Harris, of Upper Township, (leaning on mantle) view old photos of members of the beach patrol, during the Ocean City Historical Museum open house Friday night, featuring an exhibit celebrating the African American community in Ocean City.

By Maddy Vitale

Sisters Loretta Thompson Harris and Alva Thompson, who both grew up in Ocean City, know the importance of tradition. They know that keeping heirlooms, properties and memories that go with them help strengthen bonds and preserve their family’s history.

The sisters joined about 30 guests who perused artifacts, which included old photos and clothing from long ago, during an open house for the Black History Month exhibit Friday night at the Ocean City Historical Museum….

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