Save the Date for Feasting on History

Historic Cold Spring Village celebrates “Down Jersey Fare” in its 17th Annual Restaurant Gala, Feasting on History.  Join us Tuesday, May 2nd at 6pm at the Cape May Airport.  Sample signature entrees, dishes and desserts from over 40 of your favorite restaurants, wineries and breweries.  Tickets:  $80 per person or $800 for a table of 10.  Remember, reserved seating will only be assigned to groups of ten guests.  All other guests will enjoy open seating.  All tickets are tax deductible to the extent of the law.  For more information, please call 609.898.2300 x1o.

Story & Craft Hour at Historic Cold Spring Village Welcome Center

Beginning February 1st 2017 10:30a-11:30a

Admission is free!

Bring your wee ones to the Welcome Center on Wednesdays! Here they can listen to a story and build their own take home craft!

Week One: The Lenape 2/1/17

Welcome Song!

There will be a brief talk about the Lenape who lived throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware before colonists moved from Europe. The storyteller will explain how the Lenape lived and the lessons they taught through story.

Story: “The Rainbow Crow,” by Nancy Van Laan.

Folk Music and Fun with Wooden Instruments!

Craft: Children will get a cutout of a large crow and they will get to decorate one side in the colors of their choice and the second side will be decorated in darker colors of their choice. This reflects the transformation the crow goes through in the story.

Week Two: Colonists in New Jersey 2/8/17

Welcome Song!

Introduction: There will be a brief talk about how the colonists came to Cape May country from Europe. The storyteller will explain how the colonists lived and how they worked as whaler yeomen.

Story: “Homespun Sarah,” by Verla Kay

Folk Music and Fun with Wooden Instruments!

Craft: Make your own cedar house! Children will be provided with craft paper and Popsicle sticks to make their own cottages. Once the have “built” their house they will get to add scenery and color designs.

Week Three: Whales in Cape May County 2/15/17

Welcome Song!

Introduction: What is a whale? The storyteller will talk about what whales visit Cape May County and why they were so important. We will discuss what whales eat, how they live and why they come to Cape May County.

Story: “Big Blue Whale,” by Nicola Davis

Folk Music and Fun with Wooden Instruments!

Craft: Make your own whale! Each child gets a white sock that they stuff with newspaper. Once stuffed children can draw the face and any other details (blow holes, extra fins or designs).

Week Four: Fishing in Cape May County  2/22/17

Welcome Song!

Introduction: What fish are found here in Cape May County? The storyteller will talk with the children about the fish found in the area, why they are important and how they helped colonists and Native Americans.

Story: “The Pout Pout Fish” by Deborah Diessen.

Folk Music and Fun with Wooden Instruments!

Craft: Make your own colorful fish! Each child will make a fish out of Popsicle sticks and felt. They will then get to color the felt in any design they like.

This project is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission, from funds granted by the New Jersey Historical Commission.

Blacksmith 101 Canceled

Regarding Blacksmith 101: Holiday Edition-

Unfortunately, due to extenuating circumstances the Blacksmithing 101:Holiday Edition class on December 9th-11th will be canceled. Anyone interested in taking this class can contact the HCSV Office at (609) 898-2300 ext. 18 for information on private lessons.

Wassail Day

Mark your calendar for WASSAIL DAY on Saturday, December 3 at Historic Cold Spring Village from 11am-3pm. Father Christmas will be here 12-2pm. Entertainment at the Dennisville Inn with light refreshments. Plus, there will be carriage rides too for a fee.

Blacksmithing 101- Holiday Edition

November 18-20th or December 9-11th, 2017 Time: 10am to 4pm Learn the fundamental techniques of blacksmithing with this three day immersive class. Each student will create and execute a project of their own design. This class is perfect for beginners, but students of all skill levels are welcome! Cost: $300. Please call (609) 898-230

Candlelight Walk

candlelit-path-768x1024Saturday Nov 5 , 2016 from 6-8pm
Step back in time for a lovely autumn evening on Saturday, November 5th, when the Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village host the annual Candlelight Walk from 6-8pm. Luminaries will line the paths and guide you to several of the Village’s restored historic buildings where wine, beer and a variety of light fare will be served. Guests will also enjoy desserts, live musical entertainment and hot beverages at the Village Pavilion. A special holiday sale at the Country Store will feature heritage wares and a wide variety of historical toys.

Tickets are $30 per person ($25 for HCSV members) and must be purchased in advance. Call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10 for tickets and more information. Click Here to order tickets online!

High Spirited Tea

pouring-teaJoin us for a HIGH SPIRITED TEA with Local Medium R. Scott Bitting on Saturday, October 22 from 2-4pm!

Reservations are a must for this channeling event…. Call 898-2300 extension 10 for tickets or more info.

Limited Seating, don’t delay and reserve today!