Monday, September 23, 2013

Organization of the Week: Save Lucy Committee

Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey.

This week, I am featuring the Save Lucy Committee. Founded in 1970, the mission of the Save Lucy Committee is to restore, preserve, and interpret Lucy the Elephant for continued use in her historic capacity as a major tourist attraction, representing a unique aspect of architectural history and the history of Margate City within the growth of New Jersey seaside communities during the late nineteenth century to the hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life and all over the globe who come to visit her.

The Committee maintains and operates this National Historic Landmark on a daily basis, offering tours throughout the year, special events, and programming. The "Lucy Beach Grille" refreshment stand and adjacent gift shop were established by the Committee to provide steady income for the site.

The Save Lucy Committee relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the Save Lucy Committee or to become a member or volunteer, please call 609-823-6473 or visit

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