If you watched the recently aired PBS reality show Colonial House, you learned what life was like for American colonists in the “New World” in 1628. It occurred to our staff at CapeMay.com that we too could see first hand what life was like in the 1800s Cape May County by just taking a visit to Historic Cold Spring Village (HCSV).
Asking Sandy Sheller how she went about bringing the Gallagher House, circa 1882, back to its stately glory is rather like asking Michelangelo how he did the Sistine Chapel. There is no definitive answer – it comes from inspiration. “I thought of it in layers- it was like a gestalt,” she said standing by the… Read more »
It isn’t easy coming up with a present for someone whose father is approaching his 80th birthday. But Mark Kulkowitz, proprietor of The Mad Batter Restaurant & The Carroll Villa on Jackson Street, found the perfect gift – a trip to France to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy on June 6th.… Read more »
Aviator and hero, Charles A. Lindbergh may be the only visitor to Cape May who had no interest in the town’s soft sand, salt air breezes or Victorian charm. In the early Spring of 1932, Lindbergh came to Cape May for one purpose only, and that was a desperate attempt to accomplish the safe return of his kidnapped son.
Way before the city folk of overcrowded Philadelphia conceived of the resort notion in the late 1700s, the Kechemeches (Kech-ah-mech-ees), a sub-tribe of the Lenni-Lenapes, made New Jersey and Cape May County their seaside respite, along with the Tuckahoes.