Welcome to the Historic Perth Amboy Virtual Museum.
Bill Szemcsak and I have been talking about making a website about Perth Amboy for a few years now. We got reacquainted thru various other Perth Amboy websites and found out we both had a passion for the History of Perth Amboy.
Now our Perth Amboy website/blog is about to become a reality.
My passion started when I became an elementary librarian for the Perth Amboy School District in 1978. It all began with a book called the "History Of Perth Amboy"
By William C. McGinnis (Former Superintendent of Schools)
There were 4 volumes to the set. I found out facts that I never knew about Perth Amboy. Little by little, I began acquiring postcards, books, pictures, basically anything Perth Amboy related that I could get my hands on. I would write letters to Antique dealers and book sellers to see if they had anything on Perth Amboy.Remember this was before the Internet or E-Bay, where you can find items much easier today.
My Perth Amboy collection includes books, photos, ephemera,etc. from 1702 to the present. Our website will contain photos, links, stories, and maybe a video or two.
all related to the History of Perth Amboy.
If you have any photos you would like to contribute, please leave a comment where we can contact you.