The Avalon Museum moved into its current location on 39th Street around 1998. Although the building is relatively small with only a few rooms of exhibits, there is much to learn here about this small shore town. Historical records and photographs dating back as far as the 19th Century as well as information about local businesses and homes are found here. There are also parts that focus on the development on the island as well as history-changing events such as the devastating March storm of 1962. The only full-time employee is a very knowledgeable and helpful man who stands ready to expand on any photo or artifact in the museum. As a non-profit, the museum lives completely on contributions from individuals and the support of the state. There is no admission charge, but they accept donations (which are well-deserved with the amount of effort put into the museum). Every visitor or local in the Avalon area should visit the museum once. It is open every day during the summer (although only into the mid-afternoon).