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

EVENTS & EXHIBITS

EVENTS & EXHIBITS

"Rock and Roll" Cape May Diamonds

July 30th 2019

It’s time to “Rock ‘n’ Roll” on July 30, at 11 a.m. when kids can learn about Cape May diamonds. Enjoy a story about Cape May diamonds, learn how the stones take thousands of years to make their 200-mile trek from the Delaware Water Gap to the shores of our county. Participants will take part in a discussion about the sparkling gems that dot our beaches and as well as make a comparison of polished stones and unpolished “diamonds in the rough.” A rock polisher will also be on display. Kids will be able to make their very own Cape May diamond pendant to take home. Cost is $15 per child, space limited to 12 children. For more information or to register your child, please contact The Museum at 609-465-3535 or email at cmchgsmuseum@gmail.com .

Andy Wakie first person cover of General George G. Meade

August 15th 2019

In a presentation sponsored by the Civil War Roundtable Mr. Wakie will bring General Meade to life discussing his thoughts and strategies about his famous Gettysburg battlefield address. He will elaborate on his early career and military life after Gettysburg. This free animated, inspirational presentation will be in the Military Room of The Museum at 7:00 p.m.

PRIOR EVENTS

Always Ready: Always Here - US Coast Guard

May 17th 2019

The exhibit will open with a special evening reception May 1 at 7 p.m. that will be opened to our membership and the public alike. On May 2, the exhibition will be opened to the public for general tours and will run throughout the summer season, closing on Sept. 27. Visitors can access the gallery portion of the exhibition at no charge from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Self-guided tours of the Smith Barn housing additional exhibits are $5 per person. The displays will showcase the USCG and its predecessors and their role in the history of our county including a scale model of the Cape May Point Lifesaving Station with its original architectural drawings, uniforms, flags and imagery and, of course the first order Fresnel lens that sat atop the Cape May Lighthouse from 1857 until 1946. Please join us in celebrating the remarkable history of the USCG in Cape May County. Additional information at 609-465-3535

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.

History is alive at the Museum of Cape May County! Our schedule is always full with exciting events and exhibits.Klonopin rx 247

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 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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