Release 12 Noon, EDT
Doo Wop Experience Museum Dedication
By-the-Sea, NJ: The Doo Wop Preservation League of Wildwood By-the-Sea, NJ will
officially name the Byrne Doo Wop Experience building on Saturday, April 25, 2009
at the site of this exciting new addition to the island's tourism landscape. A
plaque will be placed in front of the building to memorialize the name and recognize
the support given by the Byrne Family foundation that made it possible to move
and rebuild a Doo Wop icon, the Surfside Restaurant, as the Doo Wop Experience.
Several others who supported this project will also be recognized including Crest
Savings Bank, the Cape May County Freeholders, Jack Morey and the Morey Family,
Mayor Ernie Troiano and the City of Wildwood; Lou Ferrera and the Urban Enterprise
Zone program, John Siciliano and the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and
Development Authority, building curator Captain Charles "Chuck" Schumann,
building committee members Joan Husband and Mary Fox, sign builder Randy Hentges,
and Doo Wop architect Richard Stokes, AIA. Dozens of other businesses and residents
also contributed and will be recognized as the supporters of the first stage of
the project when the Surfside was disassembled and moved to its new Fox Park location.
The program will be broadcast LIVE on WIBBAGE FM 94.3, the official "Voice
of Doo Wop for the Wildwoods by-the-Sea" and hosted by "Philly Bill"
Culp and Rick Rock as part of their Sensational Sixties remote broadcast from
Fox Park and the Doo Wop Experience.
It is fitting to name this building
on the Greater Wildwoods Chamber of Commerce sponsored Sensational Sixties Weekend.
This weekend and many other resort events and activities have grown to celebrate
the resort's great mid-century inspired architecture, life-style and traditions
that the Doo Wop Museum will preserve for present and future generations.
The Doo Wop Experience is located at 4500 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood By-the-Sea, NJ
directly across from the Greater Wildwoods Convention Center.