The Long Beach Island Historical Associ-ation Museum is filled with old things for young people to appreciate. Located in Beach Haven's downtown, this former church is stuffed to the rafters with LBI artifacts.
The museum is like the Jersey shore's attic. The two rooms are filled with relics that stimulate memories or curiosity.
Among its treasures is a Native American canoe found on an LBI jetty. Several antique dolls and dollhouses share floor space with a re-created classroom, dusty tennis rackets and pinwheels. In the "Please Do Touch" section, children are invited to try puzzles, hold animal bones or model out-of-date, but not out-of-fashion, hats.
The second room displays a 10-foot-long whale jawbone. Nearby hangs the skeleton of a pilot whale. Old seafaring tools rest near the bones of sea creatures. Display captions are concise, but museum volunteers are happy to answer questions.
If you go
Location: Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven. Call 609-492-0700.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and 7 to
9 p.m. Wednesday
Cost: $3 donation requested
What moms want to know: Stroller friendly? Yes. Bathrooms? Yes. Food on site? No. Pack a lunch? Yes. Play area: "Please Do Touch" area.