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Cape May County - Cape May Court House - Museum Hosts Revolutionary Tea Lecture

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/17/17

Saturday, April 29 - Cape May County
             Museum Hosts Revolutionary Tea Lecture
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - As part of its year-long 90th anniversary celebration, the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society is hosting "Revolutionary Tea: An 18th Century Tea Experience" presented by Stacy Roth on Sat. April 29th at 3 p.m.
      Why was tea so important in the lives of 18th-century people that fashion-conscious families posed for portraits with their tea sets? Did Great Britain lose her American Colonies over "the cup that cheers?" Find out in this unusual costumed presentation of tea lore, history, songs, poetry, living history display and demonstration. Tea and assorted delectables will be served.
     Roth, a native of New Jersey and a lifelong enthusiast of history, explores the rise and downfall of tea in colonial America. She holds a B.A. in History from Kean University, an M.L.S. from Rutgers School of Library and Information Studies and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in American Civilization. "Revolutionary Tea: An 18th Century Tea Experience" is her signature program.
     This delightful, educational program will be held inside The Museum's historic Cresse-Holmes House, 504 Route 9 North. Funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, this event is free and open to the public, however due to limited seating, reservations prior to April 26th are strongly suggested.
For additional information, or to reserve your seat, please contact The Museum at 609-465-3535 or visit our website at http://www.cmcmuseum.org/.


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This has been a year of remembering Ross Fenton Farm, the storied nightclub that flourished on Deal Lake in Wanamassa the first half of the 20th century. We’re adding a mini-exhibit to recent homages.

The new exhibit features photos and artifacts, video of Charlie and Mabel themselves, and an exploration of the music and celebrities featured at the Farm. More.

RESTORATION OF THE STUCILE FARMS WATER TOWER (Continues) - We have most recently completed the repair and re-painting the Water Tower, replacing the Tower windows and replacing the front porch.  More.
2017 First Ladies Spring Tea
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Seating at 1:30 pm)
West Park Recreation Center, 615 West Park Avenue, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Weekend in Old Monmouth
Saturday May 6, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Sunday May 7, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
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