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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 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.

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END-For more information, please contact Elizabeth Norton at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or ENorton@hcsv.org. (attached I also included a beautiful picture of the Village covered in snow)

Cold Spring Village

720 Route 9

Cape May, New Jersey 08204

Telephone (609) 898-2300, ext. 18

Fax (609) 884-5926

E-mail: Enorton@hcsv.org

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HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE ANNUAL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

FREE ADMISSION AT 23rd ANNUAL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, SATURDAY OCTOBER 18th

 

Image1Image1It’s the spookiest time of the year at the Village! Celebrate all things Halloween and autumn at the 23rd Annual Pumpkin Festival. This fun, free event will take place on the grounds of Historic Cold Spring Village on Saturday, October 18th from 10am to 4:30pm (Rain date: Sunday, October 19th) and is presented by the Lower Township Rotary Club.  Admission is free! Guests are encouraged to donate non-perishable goods to the ‘Share the Harvest’ Food Drive.

Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village’s shell-paved lanes. Vendors will be selling hot dogs, funnel cake, and other snacks.  Visit a haunted house at the Village Barn and hop on a fall hayride through the farm.  Don’t miss the Children’s Halloween Parade at noon. Please call the Lower Township Recreation Department at(609) 886-7880 for parade registration information.

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 era. Its mission includes the preservation of 26 historic Cape May County buildings, history education and promoting heritage tourism.  The Village is a museum for all seasons. During the summer months, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” From October to May, the emphasis is on teaching history through school trips to the Village, classroom visits by the education department and interactive teleconferences with schools throughout the United States. The Country Store is open Saturdays, 11am-3pm, throughout the fall for holiday shopping. The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant is currently serving lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday. 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.  For more information, call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10 or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.

 

SPIN TO STITCH: CAPE MAY QUILT AND FIBER ARTS SHOW AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, JUNE 28-29 Guests vote for their favorite quilt on display. Ghosts Ghosts

SPIN TO STITCH: CAPE MAY QUILT AND FIBER ARTS SHOW AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, JUNE 28-29

Guests vote for their favorite quilt on display. Ghosts Ghosts

Historic Cold Spring Village is featuring all things fiber arts at the 28th annual Cape May Quilt and Fiber Show, Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29. Sponsored by the Chatlos Foundation, the event will be held from 10am until 4:30pm both days and will feature demonstrations and vendors of quilting, textiles, knitting, crocheting, lace making, basket weaving, broom making, wool dyeing, sheep shearing and more. Visitors are invited to take part in a “yarn bombing,” the newest expression of public art, which will be held at the Village Gazebo. Guests are encouraged to knit or crochet a section. On Saturday, visitors may vote for their favorite quilts in the Welcome Center at the Viewer’s Choice Quilt Show, and on Sunday continue to enjoy the display and see the winners. A rare wedding quilt, c. 1714, handmade by Cape May Countian Sarah Spicer, will be on display in the Welcome Center for its annual appearance. The quilt was restored in 2012 through a grant from the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission. Regional vendors are attending with quilting and sewing fabrics, yarn, baskets, supplies, and equipment to help inspire the creation of an heirloom project. The Corson-Hand House, home to fiber arts demonstrations at the Village, will feature use of the “Great Wheel” which will be used along with wool preparation and dyeing. Bobbin lace making and tatting will also be demonstrated by a fourth generation artisan. Seasoned knitters and newcomers to the craft alike will learn from these discussions and demonstrations. Opened in 2012, the Needle Arts Coop, located in the Villages Octagonal House, serves as a learning center for interactive lessons and information on handmade crafts and skills. Take-home kits and supplies will be available for purchase along with specialty items made by local and Village artisans. 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.   ### END-For more information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or kdevaney@hcsv.org.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, SEPTEMBER 7-8

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, SEPTEMBER 7-8

Cannons and weaponry will be on display as part of the eventAuthentically clad and equipped Continental, Loyalist and Hessian reenactors bring the American Revolution to life on the grounds of Historic Cold Spring Village, Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th, from 10am to 4:30pm. At the Village’s annual Revolutionary War Encampment, visitors can see demonstrations of drills, equipment, and artillery firing. Civilian reenactors will also demonstrate the role played by typical Americans of the period in supporting the army. Historian Mike Kochan will be in the dining room of the Dennisville Inn in character as Benjamin Franklin demonstrating some of Franklin’s famous inventions and experiments. Local historian and HCSV interpreter, Hank Heacock, will give a presentation both days at 12:30 at the gazebo on Cape May County soldiers who served in the Revolution. “This is one of my favorite events,” said Jim Stephens, HCSV Deputy Director for Education and Interpretation. “New Jersey played a vital role in the Revolution and the re-enactors do a fantastic job of bringing that story to life for our visitors.” 

Yankees marching throughout the VillageHistoric 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.
Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and four miles south of Rio Grande (Exit 4 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.

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

PIRATES INVADE HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE ON SEAFARERS’ WEEKEND, AUGUST 24-25

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  PIRATES INVADE HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE ON SEAFARERS’ WEEKEND, AUGUST 24-25

 

Gearing Up for Some Pirate Fun In Cape May NJCelebrate the maritime culture and history of the Jersey Cape at Historic Cold Spring Village, Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25, from 10am-4:30pm. Seafarers’ Weekend will feature pirates, maritime music, family fun, and a variety of displays and demonstrations of all things nautical. The Village buildings will also be open, presenting historical interpreters in period clothing who demonstrate the trades, crafts and lifestyles of Early America. This event is generously sponsored by Exit Zero Publishing and will feature, new for 2013, an Exit Zero Treasure Hunt. Visitors should be on the lookout for gold coins hidden throughout the Village that can be redeemed for cool Exit Zero prizes!

Pieces of our maritime past- a sneakbox and decoys.Valhalla’s Pirates will join the event, bringing thrilling fight scenes both days at 12pm and 3pm. Captain Black and his crew will also meet with guests throughout the day to take pictures and tell tales of the sea. The New Jersey Blacksmith Association will team up with the Village’s resident blacksmith to forge nautical ironware. The Sea Dogs, an authentic maritime reenactment crew, will perform sea chanties on both Saturday and Sunday. Other highlights include a display from the Cape May Maritime Museum, antique boats, decoy carving, face painting and more! The Friends of HCSV will host a traditional South Jersey corn roast at the Village Pavilion from 11am-4pm. “There is such a rich heritage related to the sea in and around Cape May County,” said HCSV Executive Director Anne Salvatore, “It’s important we celebrate that and present the history to our visitors.”

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.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and four miles south of Rio Grande (Exit 4 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.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

 

Historic Cold Spring Village Down on The Farm Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ‘DOWN ON THE FARM,’ WEEKEND, AUGUST 10-11 AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE

Horse and wagon rides through the VillageExperience the life of a farmer through hands-on activities, demonstrations and exhibits at Historic Cold Spring Village’s ‘Down on the Farm’ Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 10th and 11th from 10am-4:30pm.  Special exhibits throughout the Village will include antique and modern farming equipment and hand tools, as well as demonstrations of natural wool dyeing. Visit farm animals at the Village pen and barnyard and take a horse-drawn carriage ride, free with admission! The Family Activity Area will feature children’s dress-up clothes, games, and cornhusk doll-making. Kids can even navigate a hay maze! On Saturday, the Third Annual Dog Show will be held from 10am-12pm.  Registration is $5 per pet and includes a treat and bandana.  Please visit www.hcsv.org for more information and rules.

Hands-on horse-drawn faming demonstrationsHistoric Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and four miles south of Rio Grande (Exit 4 of the Garden State Parkway). Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. 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 or volunteering, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.

 

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

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

 

Historic Cold Spring Village

Histgoric cold sspring villageCaptureHistoric Cold Spring Village is located on 720 Route 9, three miles north of Cape May City and four miles south of Rio Grande. Visitors from the North take Exit 4A south from the Garden State Parkway and follow the signs to the Village. The Old Grange Restaurant is located at the Seashore Road entrance (Route 626). You can tour view a tour of the village here. Please download the Village Map at the following link.

The Cold Spring Country Store is now open Saturdays, from 11am-3pm!

An Early American Living History Museum

Living history for 30 years! The Village brings to life the day-to-day activities of villagers living in South Jersey during the “age of homespun.” (1789-1840). Visitors can make a personal connection between the past and present through the interactive, educational, and hands-on family activities. Take a stroll along our 30 acres of shaded lanes, enjoy the gardens and observe the farm where heritage crops are grown; visit twenty-six restored historic buildings housing historically-clothed interpreters, who educate and entertain visitors about the lifestyles, issues, trades and crafts of yesteryear. Children enjoy playing at the activity area where they take part in a variety of projects such as trying on costumes, participating in hands-on crafts and playing games.

Items created by the artisans working at the Village may be purchased in the Village Country Store. Pottery including bowls, mugs and containers; brooms such as whisk brooms and witch’s brooms; and ironware like horseshoes, hooks and broom-holders are available. Also visit the Country Store for sweets and treats, home-made jams and jellies, wooden toys and more!

Each time you visit the Village and shop or dine with us, you are supporting New Jersey arts history & culture,  and historic preservation.  The Village staff is committed to making our programs accessible to as many individuals as possible; please call in advance so we may accommodate you.

cold spring village 2Upcoming Events in July:  Independence Day Celebration, July 6-7

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Enjoy presentations of The Story of Old Glory at noon on both Saturday and SundayCelebrate all things American at Historic Cold Spring Village’s annual “Independence Day Celebration”, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 6th and 7th, from 10 am to 4:30 pm.  A variety of patriotic family activities, programs and music will be taking place and the Village’s restored historic buildings will be open, featuring demonstrations of Early American trades and crafts.  This event is generously sponsored by Brigantine VFW.

At noon on both Saturday and Sunday, the Village’s Deputy Director for Education, Jim Stephens, will present The Story of Old Glory, a fascinating look at the origins and history of our nation’s flag. The John Walter Cape Community Band will perform American heritage tunes at the Village Gazebo both afternoons at 2pm. The Family Activity Area will feature children’s dress-up clothes, historic games, and take-home patriotic crafts. The Country Store will be open throughout the weekend, featuring specialty items and handmade wares

July 06 2013 – Independence Day Celebration

July 13 2013 – Christmas in July

July 20 2013 – 9th Annual Celtic Festival

July 27 2013 – Railroad Days

August 03 2013 – Antique & Folk Art Show & Sale

 

Mission Statement

Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit educational institution established as an Early American open-air living history museum. Its purpose is three-fold: historic preservation, history education and heritage tourism. This is accomplished by promoting New Jersey history through extensive programs utilizing the architecture, lifestyles, arts, history and culture found in a rural South Jersey village during the early to mid-19th century. The Village endeavors to provide visitors with an understanding of their cultural heritage through a personal encounter with the past.

Membership


As a nonprofit organization, Historic Cold Spring Village relies on tax-deductible donations and memberships to support its mission of history education, historic preservation and heritage tourism. Membership contributions support the Village’s living history programs and help ensure the survival of our twenty-six restored historic structures, while offering members great benefits in return.

Please, join us in our efforts to preserve the past and brighten the future. Become a member today.

Click to learn more about the benefits of membership and types of membershipsavailable.

Fill out a membership application online or download an application below and send it in.

pdf Membership Application

Historic Cold Spring Village also offers discounted memberships to active duty military personnel.
For more information, please contact Donna Reidel, Membership Coordinator, at
(609) 898-2300, ext. 15 or driedel@hcsv.org.