- March 23 - Awards for 4th Annual Essay Contest for Cape May Elementary School and West Cape May Elementary School. Topic: History in My Neighborhood
- March 31 - Greater Cape May Society Meeting to review the History Speaks exhibit at the Carroll Gallery - 10:00 AM to Noon. All welcome to join us.
- June 15 - September 15 - Colonial House is open for the season on Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. For a private tour on days that we are not open, please provide 24 hours advance notice. Contact: email@example.com
- June 18 - Antiques and Fine Crafts Fair 9:00 Am - 5:00PM
The Fourteenth Annual Greater Cape May Historical Society Antiques and Fine Crafts Fair for the benefit of the Colonial House Museum will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 (rain date, June 19) in West Cape May, New Jersey. Wilbraham Park is across Myrtle Avenue from the CVS Store. We've ordered great weather and great crowds! Visit over 40 dealers for a rewarding and fun shopping day. Rain date June 19---decision will be made by 9:30 AM June 18. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- October 7 and 8 Victorian Weekend - Open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- Colonial Days at The Colonial House - 5th Grade Students Field Trip
- Halloween Treats Parade Day - The Colonial House Witch "In Residence" providing treats to all children who stop by. Date to be announced
- Halloween Treats for "Trick or Treat"- The Colonial House Witch "In residence" on the official city trick or treat night. To be announced
Program- World War I Memorial Inventory Project for Cape May City and surrounding areas of West Cape May, Cape May Point, Wildwoods and Lower Township.
In the aftermath of World War I, Americans erected thousands of memorials throughout the country to commemorate US participation. Many were the work of the leading sculptors, artists, and architects of the day; others, such as simple honor rolls, were more modest but no less heartfelt. Sadly, as we approach the war's centennial, these memorials and their original purpose - to honor in perpetuity the more than four million Americans who served in the war and the more than 116,000 who died - have largely been forgotten. Many of the memorials have fallen into disrepair through neglect, theft, or vandalism.
The World War I Memorial Inventory Project is a volunteer-based effort to assemble a comprehensive, online record of World War I memorials and monuments in the United States. Its mission is to promote the documentation, preservation, appreciation, and interpretation of these memorials, and in so doing, to raise the profile of World War I in American public consciousness.
If you know of a World War I memorial in your neighborhood listed above, please contact us at: email@example.com. We will be more than pleased to take care of details for adding it to the inventory.
Contact Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society, 609-465-3535
The Colonial House, built circa 1730, is located at 653 1/2 Washington Street adjacent to a public city parking lot which has handicapped parking available.
Access to House
The Colonial House has slate sidewalk a short distance to a porch with two low, wide steps. The house has a wheelchair accessible door, however, once in the house, no further access can be made for a wheelchair due to the historic architecture of the house. The bathroom in the house is not handicapped accessible; however, there are public restrooms with handicapped accessible facilities in close proximity. The garden and grass areas of the house can be uneven at times. It is highly recommended that a person remain on the sidewalk area to view the house.
Questions, comments on ADA Access to House,
Please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape May City
643 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
609.884.9525 City Hall Hours Mon - Fri - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Greater Cape May Historical Society
653 1/2 Washington Street
PO Box 495
Cape May, NJ 08204