Historic Cold Spring Village Cape May County Living History Museum http://www.hcsv.org Cape May History Museum Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:20:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 116612477 The Cold Spring Brewery is Open! http://www.hcsv.org/2016/07/cold-spring-brewery-open/ Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:46:14 +0000 http://www.hcsv.org/?p=4091 breery sign lghts copy cropOpen






In early 2014, the HCSV Foundation Board of Trustees voted unanimously to pursue the development of a small brewery on the Village grounds with the name Cold Spring Brewery. To this end, and in keeping with the mission of the Historic Cold Spring Village, an 1804 three bay English-style Cape May County barn from Upper Township was purchased. Stillwell and Elizabeth Corson, a familiar name in the County, built the classic building. Permission to restore and reconstruct the barn, board by board, and place it on Village property was received from both the Lower Township and County of Cape May Zoning Boards along with approvals to utilize the barn in connection with the proposed brewery. Although the barn/brewery is located outside the Village fencing, it remains part and parcel of the 30 acres that are located between Seashore Road and Route 9 in Cold Spring, containing 27 restored historic structures. Funding for the project was secured through HCSV Foundation’s fundraising events, donations, memberships, retail sales, corporate sponsorships for programs and gate revenue. Its purpose is to stabilize the museum for future generations to enjoy. The Village’s mission is historic preservation, history education and heritage tourism.

The brewery is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 8 pm.
It is located at 733 Seashore Road, Cold Spring, Cape May.

For additional information, please contact the Village office at 609-898-2300, ext. 10 or email to 4info@hcsv.org.

Pumpkin Festival – Saturday, October 15 http://www.hcsv.org/2016/07/villagesampler/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:52:02 +0000 http://www.hcsv.org/?p=4077 12079958_10153055290480723_3979436902061628073_o

25th Annual Pumpkin Festival – Saturday, October 15 from 10am-4pm

FREE Admission! Celebrate all things Halloween & autumn. Pumpkin painting & games, hot dogs, funnel cake, haunted house, hayrides, Crafters, Children’s Halloween Parade at 11am. Please bring non-perishable goods for the ‘Share the Harvest’ Food Drive. Presented by the Lower Township Rotary Club.

COOKING UP HISTORY: FALL FOODWAYS CLASSES http://www.hcsv.org/2016/07/cooking-up-history/ Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:44:46 +0000 http://www.hcsv.org/?p=4084 Clare Juechter of Historic Cold Spring Village in Lower Township, demonstrates the art of Beehive brick over cooking, creating loafs of bread using ingredients of the 18th century period. Juechter prepares a whole wheat loaf for the brick oven.  Wednesday June 29, 2016.  (Dale Gerhard/Press of Atlantic City)


Explore the history of Early American food preparation in hands-on Open Hearth Cooking and Beehive Oven Baking classes this fall at Historic Cold Spring Village. Students will prepare several historically inspired dishes using reproduction Early American cookware and a variety of historic techniques. Classes will be held at the Village’s c. 1817 Spicer Leaming House. Beehive Oven Baking classes will be offered on October 1st and 9th. Open Hearth Cooking and Preservation classes will be offered October 2nd and 8th. Classes run from 11am to 2pm. Each one-day class is $35. Students can register for both a Beehive Oven Baking class and an Open Hearth Cooking class for just $60. Classes are designed for students 16 years of age and up. Call 609-898-2300, ext. 10 for more information and to register. Presented by the Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village, the foodways classes are made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission, from funds granted by the New Jersey Historical Commission.

The Spicer Leaming House, the site of the museum’s domestic arts interpretations, features a fully working, fully equipped reconstructed hearth in the kitchen and a beehive oven in the backyard. The domestic arts interpretation at the Village explores how tremendously hard and constant the work of a housewife was in the early nineteenth century. Cooking, as demonstrated in the Spicer Leaming house, was one of the most time-consuming activities of the average housewife. For example, a housewife wishing to make cornbread may have had to take her family’s own corn that they grew themselves to the local mill, have it ground into meal, and make the meal into bread with the various other ingredients that she may also have been responsible for gathering or producing (eggs from her own chickens, for example). “The Fall Foodways classes will bring awareness to the fact that even the simplest of items or procedures that are taken for granted today required tremendous skill and a great deal of time in the early 19th century,” said Maegan Pollinger, the museum’s curator.

Boo and Brew Ghost Tours in October http://www.hcsv.org/2016/04/an-afternoon-in-spain/ Thu, 07 Apr 2016 21:34:34 +0000 http://www.hcsv.org/?p=3961
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Mark your calendars… Join us for BOO AND BREW on Thursdays in October!

‘Head to The Cold Spring Brewery for a brew or two… and then join HCSV for a boo or two on their Ghost Tour.

45 minute walking tour highlights the paranormal “visitors” and activities experienced by Village staff and guest over the years.

We will also host ghost tours on Saturday evenings at 7pm.

Tickets are $15. Tours begin at the Route 9 Gatehouse.
Please call (609) 898-2300 for tickets & more info