We can offer you one of the first glimpses of the new Atlantic City Labor Museum, which opens tomorrow, Friday, September 3, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

It is located on the boardwalk level of Atlantic City’s Historic Boardwalk Hall; which represents some of the finest real estate property in Atlantic City.

In advance of tomorrow’s official opening, we caught up with Rich Tolson, who is the Chairman of The Atlantic City Museum Committee.

We had a delightful on-air interview with Rich Tolson this morning, Thursday, September 2, 2021 (9:05 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on WPG Talk Radio 95.5, “Hurley in the Morning” program.

Tolson’s background is impressive and expansive as follows:

• CRDA Vice Chairman

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• Chairman of the Atlantic City Labor Museum Committee
• Former Director of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers of New Jersey 

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• Former Vice President of the New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council

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• Former Vice President of New Jersey AFL-CIO

The Voice of Working Families in the Garden State 

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• Former Member of New Jersey EDA (Economic Development Authority)

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WHO:​​

Roy Foster, President Atlantic, and Cape May Counties Central Labor Council.

​​Richard TolsonChairman, Atlantic City Labor Museum Committee.

Atlantic and Cape May Counties Central Labor Council members.

Additional dignitaries will also be attending.

WHAT:​ 

THE ATLANTIC CITY LABOR MUSEUM RIBBON CUTTING.

The new Atlantic City Labor Museum will advance the public’s understanding of the history and impact of organized labor.

Additionally, as part of this event and the new museum’s primary purpose, the Atlantic and Cape May Counties Central Labor Council will be highlighting the history and honoring many persons of organized labor who have contributed to the construction, maintenance, service, entertainment, protection, education, and healing of the city of Atlantic City.

WHERE:

Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall

​​2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic CityNJ 08401

WHEN:

FridaySeptember 3, 2021

​​4:00 p.m.  – Remembrance at Workers Memorial

​​4:20 p.m. -  Comments by Guests

​​4:45 p.m. -  Ribbon Cutting

​​4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Live Music and Refreshments at Kennedy Plaza following the ceremony

​​It’s a Rain or Shine event.

​​Parking:  Boardwalk Hall Lower Level Parking Garage.

Fun Facts:  

• Boardwalk Hall, where the museum is located inside, was 100% built by multiple labor unions.
• The Atlantic City Labor Museum offers a video of the chronological history of labor in Atlantic City. There will be 5 display cases with information and materials as well as 2 mannequins. One of the mannequins will be an early 1900s construction worker. The second mannequin will be a construction worker of the current era with safety gear.
You can listen to the interview on demand on the WPG Talk Radio smartphone app.

MEET AC will be able to use this newly updated space for receptions and other events … which will also provide those guests with a tutorial of the Atlantic City labor movement during the past century.

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