FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND ‘MILITARY TIMELINE’ EVENT

Historic Cold Spring Village 720 Route 9 Cape May, New Jersey 08204  Telephone (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 Fax (609) 884-5926 E-mail: kdevaney@hcsv.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND ‘MILITARY TIMELINE’ EVENT AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, JUNE 14-15

Interested in the Civil War or World War II? Want to learn about the weaponry and tactics used by the British infantry in the Victorian Era? Or maybe you are just a history buff who loves it all. Historic Cold Spring Village will host its annual Military Timeline Weekend on Saturday and Sunday June 14-15, which will feature encampments, weaponry displays and demonstrations from living history groups depicting various conflicts throughout the centuries. This event will be held from 10am-4:30pm, and is generously sponsored by the Marsh and McLennan Agency.

The reenactment groups, encampments and displays span many centuries and periods of conflict. Highlights include Union and Confederate encampments, interpreters of the Boer War (1898-1902), World War II Allied and Axis reenactors, Cold War and Vietnam War era reenactors and displays. Additional programs include historian Mike Kochan as Benjamin Franklin discussing Franklin’s military activities and inventions. At 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday, HCSV Education and Interpretation Director Jim Stephens will present his lively program, The Story of Old Glory, in which he tells the colorful history of the American flag with reproduction flags on display.

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. 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 mid-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 $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, 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.

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END-For more information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or kdevaney@hcsv.org.