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Bayshore Center at Bivalve has multiple exhibits in and round the property. Each adds a layer of information, interpretation and stories of the bayshore. On the campus grounds and in the exterior spaces of the historic Shipping Sheds and Wharves, you will find Exterior Interpretive Signage; once you walk through the main entrance, you will find ‘The Abundant Oyster’; and if you walk back onto the loading dock and enter Sheds #23 & #24 at the North end of the property, you will encounter ‘Bringing Bivalve to Life’.

The precursor to the current exhibits was an exhibit, funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission in 1991, called the Maritime traditions of Delaware Bay . This exhibit was first housed on Main Street, Port Norris, in our earlier headquarters and moved to the waterfront in Bivalve when BCB purchased its seven Shipping Sheds and consolidated its operations here.

  • Exterior Interpretive Signage ­– self-tour the exterior of the Shipping Sheds to see great historic photographs and learn about the Sheds, railroad, ecology, the Maurice River and Bivalve.
    Exhibit funded in part by New Jersey Cultural Trust.
  • Archives & Research Library – by appointment – primary source documents, ledgers and photographs; local history books and reference file available to students, authors and researchers.

Bivalve Shipping Sheds

Early 1900s

Bivalve Center - 2005


Shipping sheds October 2011 012

shipping sheds 2013

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