History of the All Sports Museum and Hall
of Fame of Southern New Jersey
The original facility was constructed in the mid-1960’s by volunteer local tradesmen using materials donated by area building- supply companies.
Dedicated on June 25, 1969, the Bridgeton Hall of Fame initially honored local athletes and teams. After accumulating sufficient memorabilia the facility opened to the public on January 1, 1975, displaying, and preserving for history, early 20th century uniforms, equipment, trophies, medals and empherea.
The “Tounament” wing, expansion was built in 1977 utilizimg funds donated by the Bridgeton Invitational Semi-Pro Baseball Tournament which is still played
annually on nearby Alden Field since 1967.
In 1999, the State of New Jersey Legislature recognized the organization’s contributions and value to the sports community with a matching grant to construct an adjoining All-Purpose room to accommodate the Museum’s growing display of memorabilia donated by inductees and donors from the greater South Jersey region.
There have been four Curators – Joe DeLuca, Sr. (1975 – 1993), Ken Fisher (1994 – 2005). George Byrd (2005 – 2006) and Ed Forman (2006 – present).
To more accurately represent its expanding market, the facility was renamed the All Sports Museum and Hall of Fame of Southern New Jersey, encompassing the State’s 8 southern-most counties.
The Museum honors those sports persons in good standing who have a documented connection to Southern New Jersey by birth, education, residency, profession or affiliation.
The Museum houses displays of Willie Mays’ 1960 Gold Glove Award, Harry Gamble’s Bert Bell Award Trophy, Leon “Goose” Goslin’s personal collection, a Mike Trout memorabilia display, Brad Lidge’s All Star Game Jersey and 2008 game-used glove, Johnny “Johnny Hockey” Gaudreau memorabilia, Reds’ scouts Joe and Rex Bowen’s 1970’s era “Big Red Machine” commemorative bat collection, Lydell Mitchell’s game-used uniform and equipment
and many hundreds of prominent donated items which comprise an incredible amount of diverse sports history and highlighting the careers of exceptional athletes, coaches, teams, media professionals and contributors.
There is no admission or parking fee for visitors to tour the All Sports Museum on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10am – 3pm. Group tours are welcome. For groups of 10 or more, please contact us 2 days before your visit.
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As a 501(c)3 organization your tax deductible contributions are greatly appreciated via PayPal on our website:
Or by mail with your check payable to:
c/o 30 Smith Ave.
Bridgeton, NJ 08302