Follow in the footsteps of oystermen and all who relied on the oyster industry in the “Oyster Capital of the World”. Find out how people originally planted, harvested, processed, marketed and shipped oysters during the shell trade. See why Bivalve and Port Norris were boomtowns and boasted more millionaires per square mile than anywhere else in New Jersey. Exhibit funding provided in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission.

We suggest a visit to the Delaware Bay Museum and Folklife Center to truly appreciate the exhibit.