In 2001, the Bayshore Discovery Project purchased six sheds with funds from the Cumberland County Empowerment Zone. (One shed was purchased in 1995.) By 2011, the sheds had been restored to their 1920s appearance with funds provided by the New Jersey Historic Trust and New Jersey Department of Transportation.
The sheds serve as a “portal of discovery” for the history, culture, and environment of the Delaware Bayshore region; are the home port for New Jersey’s Official Tall Ship, the 1928 schooner A.J. MEERWALD; house the Delaware Bay Museum and Folklife Center; art gallery, Oyster Cracker Café and stand as a regional green practices site, showcasing the use of recycled materials, alternative energy sources and other eco-friendly options.