Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center
For American history enthusiasts in South Jersey, the Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center in Upper Deerfield Township is well worth a visit. The often overlooked museum is found in the Upper Deerfield Township Municipal Building, and the photos and displays tell an incredible story of people surviving in a community through war, poverty and the quest for a brighter future.
Exhibits of the museum tell the story of life in the area in the 1940s and 1950s, as the community grew through people brought together by war and economic hardships. History enthusiasts can learn about the Seabrook Farms Company…once called the “largest vegetable factory on earth” by Life magazine…and its role in settlement and employment. The museum also describes the multiple ethnic groups that settled there in wartime, and the social and cultural organizations they founded that represented the village.
It’s a valuable visual testament to a small community where people of various ethnic heritages came to start a new life and contribute to their country as a whole. As the Seabrook website states, “it can foster greater understanding and appreciation for this country as a ‘land of opportunity’”.
The Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center just one of the many attractions in the area that history buffs will love…make a day of your visit and see the East Point Lighthouse, the amazing Palace of Depression, or the Maurice River and the historic buildings along its route. You’ll love the incredible stories of people and community.
Once you’ve enjoyed a day of sightseeing and history, take a load off and relax at the Ramada Vineland, just a 12-minute drive from the Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center. Enjoy a fine dinner at either of our two restaurants and a great night’s rest on our Sealy Posturepedic mattresses. Then start your next day with a delicious breakfast at IHOP, all without getting into your car.
Contact Ramada to request a reservation, and start planning your South Jersey history visit today!