Carroll Gallery Exhibit ‘Tommy’s Folly’ Opens April 29 Celebrating 200-year Anniversary of Cape May’s Congress Hall Hotel

Photo by Aleks Moryakov

The illustrious Congress Hall, built in 1816 in Cape May, N.J., has been the summer retreat of American presidents and celebrities, the beloved subject of a John Phillip Sousa march, and the dream-filled destination of Cape May vacationers from all walks of life for 200 years. To celebrate this milestone and highlight the renowned history of this historic hotel, the public is invited to the Carroll Gallery Exhibit “Tommy’s Folly” which opens Friday, April 29. Shown here, exhibit curators are Curtis Bashaw, left, Congress Hall owner, and Jack Wright, right, Cape May publisher of Exit Zero magazine. The exhibit is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). This free exhibit is located in the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J. and is open daily, Friday, April 29 through Oct. 10; times vary. The public is invited to a free exhibit opening Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Carroll Gallery. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals and special events call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit MAC’s website at