Join in a celebration of historic and traditional cooking techniques of Cape May County’s past at Historic Cold Spring Village’s Jersey Cape Foodways weekend event, Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to learn and experience the methods, styles and heritage of coastal South Jersey food preparation and recipes in the 1800s.
Observe open-hearth cooking, bake oven demonstrations, and other unique and fascinating historic cooking. Learn about herbs and their many uses, collect recipes from Villagers, and interact with various trades and crafts from the “age of homespun.” Children can try their hand at special craft activities and participate in 19th century games and dress-up.
Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. Tuesday through Sunday from late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through September.
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 $12 for adults and $10 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. Visit the Country Store, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.