Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Admission: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Senior Adults (62+),
$7.00 Students, Children 5 and under are free

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, founded as Wheaton Village in 1968, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center is planning to provide a wide spectrum of public programs that would not only interpret the rich history and influence of the American roots music on various aspects of the American culture but would provide a context connecting its meanings and aesthetics to our local traditions, communities and cultural resources.

Roots Connections: Instruments, Sites and Sounds of South Jersey is a multilayered public program, which includes additional displays, performances and educational programs communicating to our audiences the local contributions to this great American tradition. Through a variety of instruments, photographs, memorabilia, stories, and musical records, the Roots Connections displays will provide insights to the South Jersey versions of the blue grass and old time country musical traditions. The items will be borrowed from the private collections of local musicians.

Wheaton Arts is also planning an oral history program that would include fieldwork training sessions for the participants in the program and recording sessions with local musicians and community members.

Additionally on the schedule are two concerts that will feature local performers of old time country and bluegrass music as well as gospel singers.

As part of its continuous effort to educate audiences of all ages through participation in various creative experiences, Wheaton Arts will provide several programs involving local instrument makers and musicians.


November 12 (Saturday) at 7:30 p.m.

Old Time Country and Bluegrass Concert
7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Steve Byrne
8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. BelAire Boys
8:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Intermission
8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. The Towheads
9:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. The Snake brother

November 13 & 20, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Make Your Own Paper Instruments with Katherine Landberg

November 20, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Music Appreciation: Storytelling and Performance (with Jim Albertson)

November 25, 26 & 27
Vitreous Music: The Making of Holiday Instruments in Glass
with WheatonArts Glass Studio Artists

December 4, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Instrument Making Presentation: Appalachian Dulcimer
and Celtic Harp with David Field and Mouth Bow Harp
with Jim Albertson

December 10 (Saturday) at 7:30 p.m.

Old Spirituals and Gospel Concert
7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. St James AME Church Gospel Choir, Atlantic City, NJ
8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Whittington Family of Port Norris, NJ
8:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Intermission
8:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. South Jersey Community Men’s Gospel Choir

December 11, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Instrument Making Presentation: Native American Drums
with Mark “Quiet Hawk” Gould


Whittington Family

NJTV's State of the Arts joined South Jersey's Wheaton Arts in Millville for a concert of spirituals and traditional Gospel Music.

Watch an exclusive preview at JerseyArts.com and meet the Whittington Family of Port Norris and the South Jersey Community Men's Gospel Choir.

The Whittington Family of Port Norris











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