Celebrate all things American at Historic Cold Spring Village’s annual Independence Day Celebration, which will be held on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A variety of patriotic family activities, programs and music will be taking place, and the Village’s restored historic buildings will be open featuring demonstrations of Early American trades and crafts. This event is generously sponsored by the Brigantine VFW, Charles Lewis VFW Post 5343.
At 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Dennisville Inn, there will be a War of 1812 Militia Muster for children ages 5 to 12. At 12:30 p.m., the Village’s Deputy Director for Education, Jim Stephens, will present “The Story of Old Glory,” a fascinating look at the origins and history of our nation’s flag at the Village Gazebo. At 2 p.m., the John Walter Cape Community Band will perform American heritage tunes at the Village Gazebo.
At 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Dennisville Inn, there will be a War of 1812 Militia Muster for children ages 5 to 12. At 3 p.m. the Village’s Deputy Director for Education, Jim Stephens, will again present “The Story of Old Glory.”
The Family Activity Area will feature children’s historic games and take-home patriotic crafts. Kids can also take part in the “Patriot Spy Game,” visiting Village buildings to look for clues using a real Revolutionary War cipher.
The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. Admission during the season is $14 for adults and $12 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10 or visit www.hcsv.org.