Look Back at Historic Ocean City at Free ‘Then and Now’ Presentation on Thursday

first_img Then: Park Place. Credit: Ocean City Historical Museum Now: Park Place. Credit: Michael McMahon Michael McMahon is more than a photographer. He’s a historian with a camera.He has matched current-day photos of places and scenes in Ocean City with similar or identical images in the Ocean City Historical Museum’s extensive collection.In quick succession, the screen shows a familiar spot the way it looks now and then switches to something less familiar from 50 or 100 years ago. The presentation is free and open to the public — at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 21, at the Ocean City Historical Museum (1735 Simpson Avenue).McMahon is the claims manager at the McMahon Insurance Agency, Inc. He has served as a member of the Ocean City Historical Museum Board of Trustees since 2009 with several years as the museum board’s vice president.His passions include photography, technology, social media and current events. He also enjoys sailing, golfing, running and traveling. He resides in Upper Twp., NJ, with his wife Danielle.Thursday’s presentation will include a time for a question-and-answer session.The Ocean City Historical Museum preserves history and celebrates those who make history.   McMahon’s “now” photos are likely to be the ones featured in a program such as this — perhaps 100 years in the future. The Museum is in the midst of a new members drive with memberrships ranging from $25 for individuals, $50 for families, $125 for benefactor. Corporate sponsorships are also provided by businesses in Ocean City. Members receive special opportunities and discounts at the museum.— News release from the Ocean City Historical Museum Now: Ninth Street and Boardwalk. Credit Michael McMahoncenter_img Then: Park Place. Credit: Ocean City Historical Museum Then: Ninth Street and Boardwalk. Credit: Ocean City Historical Museumlast_img read more