WILDWOOD – To memorialize Wildwood’s centennial year, the city is offering an information packed retrospective entitled “The City of Wildwood Presents A Century of Memories: 1912-2012.” The comprehensive 200-page history will be available for purchase at the Commissioner’s Office at Wildwood City Hall, Greater Wildwood Chamber Office, as well as select locations and during special community events. The price is $20.00 per book.
“A Century of Memories” takes readers on a journey through history, from the city’s beginnings, and the merger of Wildwood borough and Holly Beach, to its emergence as one of the world’s great seaside resorts. Wildwood is also notable as the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, and is home to the nation’s greatest collection of mid-20th century architecture, affectionately known as “Doo Wop” design.
The book also highlights Wildwood’s expansive white-sand beaches, thrilling Boardwalk attractions, and numerous activities and events that run throughout the year.
“There is truly something here for everybody,” says Anne Vinci, president of the Wildwood Historical Society, who worked for six months with a nine-person committee to compile the book. “You can read about all the firsts: the first lifeguards, the first police, the first schools.… We have a section about the elegant hotels, along with the wonderful days of Bandstand and the great entertainment. It was a labor of love for all of us.”
“This beautiful coffee-table book will delight everyone who thinks of Wildwood as home, from our year-round residents to our summer friends,” says committee member Jodie DiEduardo, senior vice president and branch administrator at Crest Savings Bank. “This project was a true community effort.”
The Chairman of the book committee, Jodie DiEduardo, would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this book a reality. A special thanks to Juli Musser and Jaclyn Hedgepeth of One Off Marketing of Wildwood, who donated their services to help compile the book.