Greater Cape May Historical Society

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Anonymous donor offers $5,000 matching grant

We have received over $1,400 for our matching grant. This important milestone will help us to continue with our planned projects. We would like thank all of our contributors for their help. Our donor will match the gifts. Please continue to support us and help us reach our $5,000 goal. The matching gift opportunity expires at the end of the 2014.

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 to replenish the treasury for funds used for this project. Here is a chance for you to double your investment in the Society for the maintenance of 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. Why don't you consider making a donation today for our future projects.

Your donation gets doubled!

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

The Colonial House Board thanks you!

Another Successful Antiques and Fine Crafts Fair

Many thanks for your help with the Society's 2014 Antiques and Fine Crafts Fair. You made it possible for the Society to realize $2,198.92 on this event. This event provides the operating expenses for 2015 and will allow us to continue to be part of the Cape May Community. Our special thank you to the following folks who gave time, money or items for our sale.

Contributors: Dot Balzano, Happy Beacham, Harry Bellangy, Stina Ferguson, Ursula Friedrich, Peg Gillies, Joan Green, Mary, Nicholas and Robert Grieco, Lois Harris, Mike and Sava Leffand, Shaine Meier, Diane Muentz, Joanne Paskar, Don Pocher, Irv and Roz Shoemaker, Marie Stone, Swain's Ace Hardware (Rick), Meg Terry, and Kate and Jim Wyatt

Vendors: Kay Azar, Phillip Breden (Treasured Forever Fiber Studio), Joe/Tracey Durning (Backwoods BBQ Sauces), Rosalie Brennan, Audra Butcher (LAMM Creations, LLC), Annette Campbell, G. Frank Clark, Tom Fairman, Tricia Franco, Lester Gebhart, Elyssa Glenn, Anne Marie/Russ Hewitt, Harry A. Gamble (Holly Acres Nursery, Beverly Kisty, Loretta (Lem) Lamont, Jim/Carol Leach, Mary March (The March Hare), Steve/Marianne Mattner, Carol Markus, Margaret Moyer, Linda Nelson, Claire Nowrick, Cynthia D. Olivier, Mary Oriscak, Jim/Dee Pope, Dawn M. Robinson (Dawn's Delights), Roz/Irv Shoemaker, Patricia L. Strube, Herb Stubbs, Barbara Swan, Bob Tamanini, Rosemary Tilli (Trinkets & Treasures), Linda Waldie, James A. Wyatt.

We hope you had a successful day and will return for our Antiques and Fine Crafts Fair on Saturday, June 20, 2015, rain date June 21.

Betsy Ross and Greater Cape May Historical Society 40th Anniversary Celebration

July 3-5, 2014

July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2014 from 1-4 PM at the Colonial House in Cape May at 653 1/2 Washington Street, we celebrated our 40th Anniversary with special guest Betsy Ross. We had punch and cookies, flags and many visitors who braved the storm, Alfred, to visit us.

Betsy Ross

Admission: Free. Donations welcome

Geneaology Questions?

Contact Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society, 609-465-3535