Heritage Weekends on July 27-28 and August 17-18 will follow a somewhat chronological sequence, with the first event focusing on the 1700s with performers and speakers representing Colonial, African American and Native cultures. The second weekend will focus on the 1800s including the changing demographics of the area due to increasing immigration The goal is to focus on life, art, music, crafts, and foods that make us all Americans.
This event sponsored by: Priester Foundation & Burke Motor Group
Show the gate staff a picture of this coupon and receive $2.00 off your admission price! Offer good until August 31st Only one coupon per family, please.
Weekend Itinerary *subject to change*
Learn about the Cape May Mitten Industry, promoted by Ben Franklin and popular through the early 1800s
Welcome Center at 10:30
Mary Roth will perform 19th century traditional American music
Dennisville Inn at 11:00am
Welcome Center at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Stephanie Garrett: Presenting African American History in Cape May County as told by Miss Prissy
Village Well Pump at 11:30 and 2:30
Lynda Towns performing as abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth
Dennisville Inn at 12:30
Learn about the history of Cape May Diamonds
Welcome Center at 2:30
Meet The March King, John Philips Sousa, and learn about his life
Welcome Center at 11:00 & 2:00
Elsewhere in the Village!
Bayman Dan will present his history of net making and fishing in Cape May County next to the Pottery Shop
Jeff Hebron will be selling handmade leather belts and wares next to the Blacksmith Shop
Village Buildings will be open from 10:00 to 4:30 for you to explore the history and trades of Cape May County
Visit the Village Farm to learn about period tools and chores
Try your hand at 19th century games and children’s crafts
at Cape May Point Jail from 12:00-4:00