HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE NON PROFIT MUSEUM TAKES BIG STEP TOWARDS BEING LISTED ON THE NATIONAL AND STATE REGISTERS OF HISTORIC PLACES
Historic Cold Spring Village is excited to announce that it has been awarded a Certificate of Eligibility for listing on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. An application for listing on the Registers was submitted in the fall and is currently being reviewed by the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office for further action. In his letter confirming the museum’s eligibility for listing, Daniel Saunders, Administrator and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, is quoted, “Thank you for embodying the good stewardship that is perhaps the most critical aspect of ensuring that historic buildings do not vanish from the landscape.” The Village, often compared to a looking glass into the Early American time period, is a living history museum comprising 26 restored historic buildings set on 30 beautiful acres of woods and farmland in Cape May County. Several of the Village’s individual buildings are currently listed on the Registers, including the c. 1912 Cold Spring Grange Hall and the c. 1894 Rio Grande Train Station.
HCSV Development Director, Kate Devaney, said, “Adding the entire Village to the Registers will bring greater recognition for the museum and broaden our access to historic preservation grants.” She continues, “The Certificate of Eligibility alone really validates the tremendous time and effort that has gone into building and preserving this collection.”
The Village nature trail at Bradner’s run is currently open for free self-guided walking tours Monday—Friday, 10:30am to 4:30am. The Chronicle, a guide to Historic Cold Spring Village is available in the Welcome Center. 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.