Hand-made, historical brooms hanging from the porch of the Village Country Store

Welcome Center

 

Built: 1894.  Original Building Name: Junior Order United American Mechanics Hall. Original Location: Cold Spring

Begin your Village Visit at the air-conditioned Welcome Center, where you will find an introductory exhibit on Cape May County History, and a brief orientation video about the Village. There is also a touch screen computer station offering a virtual reality tour of the historic buildings.  The Village administrative office is located on the second floor.

This two-story buildings housed a chapter of a nationwide fraternal organization that believed in the separation of church and state and supported free education through the public school system.  The Cold Spring chapter met in this building at its original location (about 1/4 mile south of HCSV) from 1894 until 1941.  Later, the hall served as a municipal building for Lower Township until 1985.