Greater Cape May Historical Society

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Anonymous donor offers $5,000 matching grant

As many of you know, the Society had the Colonial House Museum painted. What you don't know is that a generous anonymous benefactor will match your donations up to $5,000 for this project. Here is a chance for you to double your investment in the Society and our work to always be maintaining the 1730 Colonial House Museum.

Remember that up to the limit of the $5,000 match, it will be doubled. That means that your $25.00 donation becomes $50.00 and that is just about one can of paint! We already have some donations; why don't you consider making a donation for this project. It gets doubled!

Make checks payable to GCMHS and mail to PO Box 495, Cape May, NJ 08204

The Colonial House Board thanks you!

Greater Cape May Historical Society Essay Contest

The Greater Cape May Historical Society is hosting its third annual essay contest in March for the elementary schools in Cape May and West Cape May.  The theme of this year's contest is Betsy Ross.  The organization chose Betsy Ross because of her historical role and great importance in the colonial era.  The winner of the contest will receive four free passes to Raging Waters at Morey's Piers. The mission of the Greater Cape May Historical Society is to collect, preserve, document, interpret, and share the history of the greater Cape May area. The Greater Cape May Historical Society maintains the Memucan Hughes Colonial House and Museum at 653 ½ Washington Street next door to Cape May city hall.  The Colonial House dates back to c 1730. The Society is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year.

Antique and Fine Crafts Fair on Saturday

June 21, 2014

Come browse among the many dealers at the Antiques and Fine Crafts Fair on Saturday, June 21, 2014 (rain date 6/22) in West Cape May,Wilbraham Park, Broadway and West Perry Streets, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Sponsored by the Greater Cape May Historical Society. Proceeds benefit the Colonial House Museum Restoration Fund. Call Joan Green 609-898-1236 for additional information. Free parking. Rain Date June 22.

Greater Cape May Historical Society 40th Anniversary Celebration

July 3-5, 2014

July 3rd,4th, and 5th, 2014 from 1-4 PM at the ColonialHouse in Cape May at 653 1/2 Washington Street. We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary with special guest Betsy Ross, who will be at the Colonial House greeting visitors and talking about the importance of the July 4th Holiday and the Flag.

Admission: Free. Donations Welcome


Geneaology Questions?

Contact Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society, 609-465-3535
Email: museum@co.cape-may.nj.us