Taylor Swift
STONE HARBOR MUSEUM

If you’re a Swiftie from New Jersey, you’re likely well aware of Taylor Swift’s ties to Stone Harbor. Taylor Swift spent her summers with her family in Stone Harbor from 1992 to 2004 and even sang at Coffee Talk, which is still standing. Her father Scott Swift was an EMT with the Stone Harbor Volunteer Fire Company No. 1.

Now, the memories of Taylor Swift’s summers in Stone Harbor are documented in a new exhibit at the Stone Harbor Museum. Items in the exhibit include photos of Swift as a child vacationing in Stone Harbor (provided by her family), four Midnights vinyls which, put together, create a clock display, a Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour concert film poster, a Taylor Swift-inspired Peter Max poster, and a Midnights-themed guitar autographed by Taylor.

“Our museum is thrilled to have these items,” said Teri Fischer, president of the Board of Trustees for the Stone Harbor Museum. “It’s not just about the items, it’s about the fact that her family wanted us to have personal family photos from some time ago that were taken while they were staying in Stone Harbor.”

Fischer has been thrilled with the attention the museum has gotten since the debut of the new Taylor Swift exhibit. “The museum is very pleased by the reception to the 2024 Taylor Swift Collection at the Stone Harbor Museum,” Fischer told New Jersey Family. “So many nice people of all ages are coming in and enjoying it as well as all the other wonderful items that we have at the museum like our fossil loan from the Carman Prehistoric Museum; places and things in Stone Harbor that are no longer on the island like the train and the boardwalk; and our fabulous scavenger hunts.”

The Stone Harbor Museum’s mission is to preserve the history, activities and events of The Borough of Stone Harbor. Founded in 1996, the museum opened in its current location in 2017. Said Fischer: “Taylor Swift is definitely part of the Stone Harbor story, and I know that she does delight and inspire so many of us.”

For more about the museum and exhibit, visit stoneharbormuseum.org.

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