The Museum of Cape May County
Where History Makes Its Home!

EVENTS & EXHIBITS

EVENTS & EXHIBITS

Nurse! Nurse!

May 1st 2018

The Museum will showcase the history of nursing in this fascinating exhibit. The artifacts on display tell the story of Cape May County women and men who answered the call of being on medicine’s front line. Curated by Barbara Novsak, R.N. visitors will see caps, uniforms, photographs, books and letters that show the evolution of the nursing profession. It is free, open to the public and may be visited Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

PRIOR EVENTS

Washington, Lincoln Documents on Display

February 9th 2018

Celebrate Presidents Day by attending this one-day exhibit featuring documents signed by President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln. The owner of this private collection will be available to discuss their historic significance and answer questions. We encouraged all ages to attend this free, one evening showing from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at The Museum. For additional information please contact The Museum at 609-465-3535.

History Speaks - Cape May's African American Community

June 3 - August 19

We invite you to visit our newest exhibit, "History Speake: From the Underground Railroad to Segregated Schools to Urban Renewal - Hear the Voices of Cape May's African American Community". The exhibit takes you through more than 100 years of local African American history It is free and open to the public from 10:00am until 3:00pm, Tuesdays through Fridays.

Dive into Cape May County's Maritime History

August 4th 2017

A fascinating look into the shipwrecks off the coast of Cape May County. Visitors will learn how torpedoes and mines from German U-boats along with storms and collisions caused these devastating shipwrecks. Both the amazing stories and recovered artifacts will be on display. This free exhibit is presented by the Cape May Maritime Museum in collaboration with The Museum of Cape May County.

History is alive at the Museum of Cape May County! Our schedule is always full with exciting events and exhibits.

Monthly lectures by Civil War historians, an active DAR meeting schedule, our annual Art for History Fine and Folk Arts Auction, paranormal investigations, historical reenactments, holiday tours, family-friendly ghost story walks, house tours, bus excursions and festivals are just some of what we offer.

Exhibits at the Museum of Cape May County are always thought-provoking and fun. Recent exhibits such as “Or I Shall Be Forgotten,” “Taboo: Exposing Hidden History,” “History Speaks: From the Underground Railroad to Segregated Schools to Urban Renewal – Hear the Voices of Cape May’s African American Community” and “Forget Me Not: The Final Farewell” have filled our new gallery. Our ambitious temporary exhibits schedule for the upcoming year is one which will satiate the appetite of everyone – from the most ardent history buff to those just interested in seeing a specific aspect of Cape May County history.

Please follow this site or contact the museum to see what engaging activities are coming up.

 

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