The Atlantic City Historical Museum was established in 1984. The city library maintains exhibits and educational programs at the museum. Current exhibits allow visitors to trace the history, industry, and architecture of Atlantic City throughout the 20th century. Educational programs are regularly held on the second Saturday of each month at 2pm.
The museum's permanent exhibit is entitled Atlantic City, Playground of the Nation. This exhibit provides a general history and guides visitors through a history of the city and its famous Boardwalk. Other exhibits detail the culture and politics of the city, including the rise and fall of the political machine of the infamous Nucky Johnson.