The Museum of Cape May County – Where History Makes its Home
Established in 1927, the Cape May County Museum has been our county’s foremost advocate for the acquisition, preservation and display of local history. With child- friendly guided tours, rotating exhibits, lectures and special events, the museum offers something for the whole family. The museum also houses an outstanding genealogical and research library for the serious historian.
Housed in three historic buildings, the museum is a treasure trove of exhibits showcasing county life from Native American times through the twenty first century. The 1704 Colonial period home, 1830 Federal period addition, carriage shed and barn offer a fascinating look at how life in the county has evolved.
Centrally located only minutes from county beaches and attractions, the museum is a fun, educational place to spend some quality time.
We are delighted to announce the historic Judge Nathaniel Foster House has been saved.
During the May 10 Chosen Board of Freeholders meeting, a resolution was passed to execute a contract of sale between the society for the 1.2 acre property located at 1649 Bayshore Road and the county’s Open Space Program. The sale of the Foster property to the Open Space Program now means the circa 1730 house and its adjoining property will be conserved and protected for generations to come.
“This is a win/win situation,” according to Society Board President Howard Aaronson. “By working cooperatively with the Open Space Program and Lower Township, the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society continues to realize its mission to preserve and protect Cape May County history.”