BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Historical Society once again draws from its extensive postcard collection for its latest “Spotlight on Belmar” video, focusing on some vintage views from the past and landmark locations that continue to live on.
Aerial photographs of Belmar and its surrounding waterways, as well as snapshots of stately homes gracing the streets, are reflections of that past, while scenes of the Belmar Fishing Club, F Street (now Main Street) and Silver Lake throughout the years highlight this video, which can be viewed by clicking here.
“Sit back, let the pictures draw you in,” said BHS member Rickey Stein in the 15-minute video, which is set to upbeat instrumental music. “There’s a lot of memorabilia and a lot of very interesting, historical facts in these pictures. And if the music makes you feel like dancing, we give you permission, get up and dance."
“Spotlight on Belmar” is a weekly video series launched this spring as a way to offer residents and others the opportunity to stay connected to the history of Belmar while the museum is closed during the coronavirus crisis, said BHS vice president Pat O’Keefe.
Every Sunday, BHS posts a new video on its Facebook page, featuring a society member who explores a specific historical topic related to the borough.
To learn more about Belmar Historical Society and its many programs and services, visit its website by clicking here.
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