Historic Cold Spring Village will host Whaler Yeoman Weekend Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9. This weekend celebrates the Cape May County founding families’ livelihoods, which were tied to the land and the sea. Demonstrations and discussions will be featured from whaling to farming, and to trades and crafts that supported those early settlers. Cape May Historical Society will be at the Village with demonstrations and information. The Nature Center of Cape May will provide a touch tank experience on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be special stories and crafts at the Dennisville Inn and a lecture in the Welcome Center about the history of fisherman knit sweaters. In addition to games at the Cape May Point Jail, musician Mary Roth will be singing and providing instrument demonstrations throughout the day at the Village Gazebo and Welcome Center. The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant will have themed faire at the Village Eatery. This event is sponsored by Harpoons on the Bay!
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 27 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. Tuesday through Sunday, from late June to early September, historically clothed interpreters and artisans 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 end 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, Cold Spring Brewery 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.