Are You (Atlantic City) Experienced?

The popularity of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” has likely generated new interest in Atlantic City. Now a local exhibit gives visitors to America’s Playground an even closer look at the city’s unique and quirky history.

The Atlantic City Experience is a new project sponsored by the Atlantic City Free Public Library and the library’s Alfred M. Heston Collection, which contains artifacts, antiques and research materials relating to AC’s “unique cultural, economic and historical development.” Born out of that collection, the Atlantic City Experience comprises some of the best historical and cultural resources of the storied town. The exhibit contains books, photographs, postcards, audio, video and digital files and loads of memorabilia.

The Atlantic City Experience currently features two breakout exhibits: “Nucky’s Empire,” which showcases Atlantic City during the Roaring Twenties; and “Flying Fearless,” which celebrates the centennial of air shows in the Garden State.

The exhibit, inside the library at 1 N. Tennessee Avenue, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

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