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Programs and Events

HRC Event

In Collaboration with the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, join us for a study tour to local sites. Learn more and register here.

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Oral History: Best Practices

Join Melissa Ziobro for a lunch-and-learn on oral history best practices and procedures. This interactive workshop is geared towards those just starting out in the field of oral history, though it will surely also serve as a stimulating refresher for more experienced practitioners.


Melissa Ziobro is the Director of Public History at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ; as well as the curator of the University’s Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music. She is the immediate past-president of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and has conducted over 200 interviews over the past 20 years.


Lunch will be provided.

Sunday, May 19, 2024, 11am-2pm

Stockton University, Campus Center, Meeting Room 5

Galloway, NJ 08205

This program is free thanks to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation.

 Click here to register.

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Building Your Family Tree: A Genealogy Lunch-and-Learn


The program will begin with a brief history of Atlantic City and then detail the ways researchers have utilized the collections to find their families. We will then explore genealogy, and how to use the archive in search of family history using example material from the collections. The second half of the program will include an interactive activity using a Genealogy Tool Kit where participants can begin their own genealogy journey.


Jacqueline Silver-Morillo is the Senior Librarian and Library Archivist for Atlantic City Free Public Library and the Library's AC Heritage Collections, a unique archive that includes information and research materials about Atlantic City's cultural, economic, social, and historical development. She has been the Archivist for the last 7 years. During those years, she has been able to work with a diverse group of researchers around the world on the subject of Atlantic City as well as create a digital repository for the archives. She was promoted to Senior Librarian in 2023. She received her MA in Museology from Johns Hopkins University in 2012 and MS in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons University in 2019. While getting through this pandemic, she became a Certified Archivist with The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) in 2020.

Sunday, March 24, 2024


Stockton University

Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room

John F. Scarpa Academic Center

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

This program is free thanks to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation.

 Click here to register.

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Memory, Imagination & History

A memoir discussion, reading & lunch-and-learn


Saturday, November 18, 2023


Stockton University

Campus Center, Board of Trustees Room

101 Vera King Farris Dr.

Galloway, NJ 08205

Forget those who say that history is irrelevant. History is, was, and always will affect our lives in more ways than we may understand. Join Peter Murphy as reads he from his forthcoming memoir Once Upon a Time You Lived in a Castle and discusses how the gas-poisoned trenches of World War I and the blood-soaked sands at D-Day in World War II led to his birth, and how the Troubles in Northern Ireland just before Bloody Sunday almost led to his death. Peter will also ask you to consider your own life through the lenses of history and culture in an optional take-home writing prompt.


The day will also include a lunch-and-learn session. Participants will enjoy a meal while engaging in a conversation surrounding local history and personal narrative. Dr. Thomas Kinsella, the Elizabeth and Samuel Levin Director of the Alliance Heritage Center and the Director of the South Jersey Culture & History Center, will join this conversation.


Peter E. Murphy was born in Wales and grew up in New York City where he managed a nightclub, operated heavy equipment, and drove a taxi. His writing has appeared in hundreds of outlets on both sides of the Atlantic including The New Welsh Reader and The Sun Magazine. He is the founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University where he runs workshops for writers and teachers in the U.S. and abroad.

This event is free but space is limited. Learn more and reserve your spot here.

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Alliance Chapel Guided Group Tours

Guided group tours of the Chapel at the Alliance Cemetery will be offered periodically. Check back here or like our Facebook page for upcoming dates.

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Golden Baby, A Dramatic Stage Reading

Felice Lewis Rovner’s one-act play tells the story of Annette G. Bayuk and her firstborn, left behind in Russia. As a young woman, Annette emigrated to America and married Moses Bayuk with whom she had a second family and a happy life, but she always longed to be reunited with her firstborn. This is the story of that reunion. The play was performed before an audience at Stockton University’s Kramer Hall November 2021. A second performance, seen here, was filmed in Stockton’s experimental theatre in January 2022.


This production was directed by Lane McLeod Jackson and produced by the School of Arts and Humanities at Stockton University. Actors include Celine Fleemore as Bluma, Lea Barone as Annette, Paul Nicaro as Moses, and Zion Chrissavian as Moishe.

The Growing American Exhibit

"Growing American: The Alliance Agricultural Colony in South Jersey" is an exhibition curated by the Alliance Heritage Center, the Noyes Art Museum, and the South Jersey Culture & History Center of Stockton University.

It was on display at Kramer Hall in Hammonton, N.J. from October 1, 2021 through February 4, 2022.

Community Partners

We're excited to partner with Murphy Writing of Stockton University to bring the history of South Jersey and the Alliance Colony to their Winter Getaway bookstore! The event will be held from January 12-15, 2024.

If you know an organization or individual who may be interested in helping to sponsor this event, visit Murphy Writing's Partners Page for more info.

Murphy Writing was able to offer 30 scholarships for their Winter Getaway this year! To contribute to Murphy Writing, please click here.

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