The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum has extended their reach and strengthened its mission with a new online collection. The online collection displays 10,000 photographs and postcards now available for viewing on the museum’s website at These images reveal the colorful history of Ocean City and the Worcester County coastal region.

“The subject matter within this collection is vast,” said curator Sandy Hurley. “Photographs and postcards of the U.S. Life-saving Service, Coast Guard, Beach Patrol, past politicians, and Ocean City businesses that have come and gone, are just the beginning of what you can now find online. In the museum, space for new exhibits and artifacts is limited; however, the online collection has no parameters which allows us to continually add new images.”

In addition, this online collection allows local journalists to search and find the perfect picture for an upcoming article, as well as authors searching for old images to include in a book. Overall anyone who has access to the museum’s website can enjoy this unique pictorial history.

For those who are ready to search the Museum’s collection, please visit and click the Research tab!