Earl Shores’ “Playland” paints a vivid portrait of Ocean City in the 20th century
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Earl Shores’ “Playland” paints a vivid portrait of Ocean City in the 20th century

“When I saw the empty lot, I knew I had to write the book.” Author Earl Shores recalled a moment in 2014 when he was driving down Dorchester…

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Life-Saving Station Museum Offers Free Live Performance on Ocean City History
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Life-Saving Station Museum Offers Free Live Performance on Ocean City History

The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum has teamed up with local acting group The Ocean Pines Players to produce a FREE live performance called Petticoat Regime. This 30-minute…

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Saying goodbye to century-old landmark “Taylor House”
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Saying goodbye to century-old landmark “Taylor House”

The demolition process has begun for the landmark building that’s sat on the corner of Talbot Street and Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City for 113 years.  The building…

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Ocean City Oddities: Morbid Manor
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Ocean City Oddities: Morbid Manor

OC’s original haunted walk-through When visitors of Ocean City’s famous boardwalk think of memorable icons from the past, the Morbid Manor haunted house on the pier undoubtedly comes…

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Ocean City Oddities: The Story of Laffing Sal
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Ocean City Oddities: The Story of Laffing Sal

For decades, Laffing Sal was the star feature at Jester’s Fun House, one of Ocean City’s most memorable 20th century amusement attractions located on Wicomico Street off the boardwalk.…

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Take a Historic Home Tour of Ocean City
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Take a Historic Home Tour of Ocean City

Ocean City, MD – (August 22, 2018):  This October, for the first time ever, the Ocean City Museum Society will offer a Historic House Tour, to take place…

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Ocean City Oddities: Final Days at 65th Street Slide ‘N Ride
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Ocean City Oddities: Final Days at 65th Street Slide ‘N Ride

It has been nearly a decade since the 65th Street Slide ‘N Ride witnessed its last smile or heard its last laugh after closing its doors for good in…

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All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About the Jolly Roger Ferris Wheel
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All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About the Jolly Roger Ferris Wheel

As of last weekend, the Jolly Roger Ferris Wheel on the Ocean City Pier is back and better than ever — seriously.  Jolly Roger reinvented the wheel this…

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Ocean City Oddities: Playland Amusement Park on 65th Street
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Ocean City Oddities: Playland Amusement Park on 65th Street

In 1965, construction was completed on Ocean Playland Amusement Park on 65th street bayside, on a large peninsula-type lot that protruded out into the bay at a price…

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Ocean City Oddities: A Photo Journey of OC’s South End Through the Decades
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Ocean City Oddities: A Photo Journey of OC’s South End Through the Decades

Often referred to as the heart and hub of town, Ocean City’s “South End” at the Inlet has been hosting families and making memories for well over a…

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