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Events

2014-2015 Special Events and Themed Weekends

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Trivia: New Jersey and Beyond February 25 - February 25
Historic Cold Spring Village is hosting its second annual evening of trivia on Wednesday, February 25th, from 7-9:30pm in the museum’s Welcome Center. Trivia topics will range from history and science to entertainment and sports, and will feature a few special Garden State themed questions. Winning teams will take home prizes! Please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 16 for more information or to reserve a table for your team today. All other seating is available first-come, first served. Entrance to the evening of trivia is $5 per person. A light supper, dessert and beverages will be available for purchase.

Free Spring Lecture Series March 18 - March 18
Historic Cold Spring Village’s 12th Annual Spring Lecture Series takes place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings in March and April. The lectures begin at 7pm in the HCSV Welcome Center and feature noted New Jersey historians discussing their latest works. There is no fee for admission but donations are appreciated. Speakers will be available for book signings and a meet and greet after each presentation. On March 18th author Russell Roberts examines fascinating but little-known facts from our state’s past in his newly-published book Rediscover the Hidden New Jersey.

Free Spring Lecture Series March 25 - March 25
Historic Cold Spring Village’s 12th Annual Spring Lecture Series takes place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings in March and April. The lectures begin at 7pm in the HCSV Welcome Center and feature noted New Jersey historians discussing their latest works. There is no fee for admission but donations are appreciated. Speakers will be available for book signings and a meet and greet after each presentation. On March 25th join Tim McGrath as he discusses his recent book Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America’s Revolution at Sea, the gripping tale of the tiny Continental Navy’s valiant fight against Britain’s Royal Navy, the largest fleet of the era.

Free Spring Lecture Series April 01 - April 01
Historic Cold Spring Village’s 12th Annual Spring Lecture Series takes place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings in March and April. The lectures begin at 7pm in the HCSV Welcome Center and feature noted New Jersey historians discussing their latest works. There is no fee for admission but donations are appreciated. Speakers will be available for book signings and a meet and greet after each presentation. On April 1st author and former Dennis Twp. school superintendent Joseph LaRosa discusses the legendary 1962 Ash Wednesday noreaster’s effect on his hometown in Our Perfect Storm: A History of the March 1962 Storm that Devastated Sea Isle City, New Jersey.

Free Spring Lecture Series April 08 - April 08
Historic Cold Spring Village’s 12th Annual Spring Lecture Series takes place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings in March and April. The lectures begin at 7pm in the HCSV Welcome Center and feature noted New Jersey historians discussing their latest works. There is no fee for admission but donations are appreciated. Speakers will be available for book signings and a meet and greet after each presentation. On April 8th title expert and historian Joseph Grabas looks at some of the tales he has uncovered in his book Owning New Jersey: Historic Tales of War, Property Disputes and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Feasting on History May 05 - May 05
Annual restaurant gala fundraiser held at NASW Aviation Museum. Sample signatures dishes, entrees and desserts from your favorite area restaurants. Plus, special wine tastings from local and regional distributors! Advance ticket sales only, please.

Free Cold Spring Country Fair June 06 - June 07
Free admission! Stroll the Village's shaded lanes where arts, crafts and antiques vendors sell their wares. Visit select buildings and learn about the trades and crafts of the ‘age of homespun’! Take guided walking tours and special discounts at the Country Store!

Hands-on History June 13 - June 14
Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! Blacksmithing, basketweaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26 restored, historic buildings and interact with historical interpreters to learn and create-the way our ancestors did! Children can get their 'Pastport' stamped for each hands-on activity they complete, and redeem it for a free treat in the Country Store!

Military Timeline Weekend June 20 - June 21
An exhibition of various conflicts spanning several centuries including English Hundred Years War, Boer War, American Revolution and Civil War, World War II, Korean War and more!

Cape May Quilt & Fiber Arts Show June 27 - June 28
The Village’s 28th annual Quilt Show has expanded into a full-scale event celebrating all forms of fiber arts. In addition to voting for your favorite quilt, guests can take in workshops and demonstrations on knitting, crocheting, wool dyeing, sheep shearing and more.

Independence Day Celebration July 04 - July 05
Afternoon concerts, family activities and traditional fun. Patriotic programs both days, including The Story of Old Glory and live music.

Hands-on History July 11 - July 12
Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! Blacksmithing, basketweaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26 restored, historic buildings and interact with historical interpreters to learn and create-the way our ancestors did! Children can get their 'Pastport' stamped for each hands-on activity they complete, and redeem it for a free treat in the Country Store!

11th Annual Celtic Festival July 18 - July 19
Celebrate traditions of the Celtic Highlands with live entertainment-music, dancing, crafts, beer pavilion and more! Please check back for performance lineup.

Railroad Days July 25 - July 26
The Village is lined with model railroads, garden displays, vendors and more–discover all things locomotive!

Down on the Farm Weekend August 01 - August 02
Visit with your favorite barnyard animals, make take-home crafts, take a horse & carriage ride with Levi the Horse and celebrate all things on the American farm!

Hands-on History August 08 - August 09
Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! Blacksmithing, basketweaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26 restored, historic buildings and interact with historical interpreters to learn and create-the way our ancestors did! Children can get their 'Pastport' stamped for each hands-on activity they complete, and redeem it for a free treat in the Country Store!

Classic Car Show & Cruise August 15 - August 16
Vintage cars and trucks fill the Village from 11am-3pm.

Seafarers’ Weekend August 22 - August 23
Pirates invade the Village! Catch the action with exciting pirate fight shows throughout the weekend. Take in exhibits and activities such as antique boats, duck decoy carving and more. Plus, sea chanties and sing-alongs.

Revolutionary War Encampment August 29 - August 30
The American Revolution comes to life with reenactors and encampments from both Loyalist and Patriot militia. Field camps, weaponry, programs and more.

Hands-on History September 05 - September 06
Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! Blacksmithing, basketweaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26 restored, historic buildings and interact with historical interpreters to learn and create-the way our ancestors did! Children can get their 'Pastport' stamped for each hands-on activity they complete, and redeem it for a free treat in the Country Store!

Civil War Weekend September 12 - September 13
Re-enactors bring to life military encampments, demonstrations of infantry and artillery drill, weaponry, camp life and more throughout the Village. Vendors of reproduction period merchandise. Battle reenactment at 2pm both days.

Time Travel Weekend September 19 - September 20

Free Cold Spring Country Fair September 26 - September 27
Free admission! Stroll the Village's shaded lanes where arts, crafts and antiques vendors sell their wares. Visit select buildings and learn about the trades and crafts of the ‘age of homespun’! Take guided walking tours and special discounts at the Country Store!