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  History. Culture. Environment. The Bayshore Center at Bivalve was founded in 1988 to “motivate people to take care of the history, the culture and the environment of New Jersey’s Bayshore region through education, preservation and example.” First we restored the 1928 Delaware Bay Oyster Schooner AJ MEERWALD as a sailing classroom. Next we created the Bivalve Center – BCB’s Maurice Riverfront home where the restored 1904 Bivalve Shipping Sheds and Wharves serve as a maritime center of national significance, homeport to the MEERWALD and the Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center. Now we are an established educational institute, in our 27th year, with programs on the schooner, at the Bivalve campus and in the community – Commercial Township, Cumberland County and throughout South Jersey’s Bayshore region. Join us as we celebrate and preserve the Bay and its people!

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      April 2016 –      2nd Friday 

May 20th – Reception for Play on the Bay exhibit opening & ceremonial opening of the Bay!

2016 BAY DAY  Vendor Applications Available

Poster Contest Info for Schools

Now Booking Education Sails, Programs & Tours for 2016

Learn more about our shipboard, museum, and wetlands education programs.


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