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Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival returns After a year hiatus, the Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival, one of Cape May’s most popular summertime events, returns Saturday, Aug. 14, for a full day of celebration and relaxation at the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. This family festival features local and regional craft beers, steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, pulled pork, food truck and regional food vendors, crafters, wine, spirits and all-day music and entertainment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14. The Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival is presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) and sponsored by PNC Bank, with additional support from Gold Coast Production Management, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, DeSatnick Real Estate and Coastal Marketing Group RE/MAX Surfside.
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Many thanks to PNC Bank for their sponsorship this year of Cape May MAC’s Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival. Proceeds from this event help fund Cape May MAC’s Educational Outreach Programs.
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Grandson brings Truman to life in fall performance From the select group of living direct descendants of U.S. presidents, only one steps into the role of his presidential ancestor on stage. Actor Clifton Truman Daniel brings to life his grandfather, President Harry S. Truman, in this fall’s production “Give ’Em Hell, Harry!” at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. The performance is a faithful and often humorous portrayal of President Truman’s life and presidency that has garnered awards and accolades since its premiere in 1975. Since October 2017, Daniel has performed the role, marking the first time a U.S. president has been portrayed onstage by a direct descendant. Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture)’s Lessons of History Distinguished Lecture Series presents a national speaker every year in October in an engaging and in-depth program on an important topic of history. This is the ninth event in the series and the first time a performance, rather than a lecture, will be featured. The play spans Truman’s childhood, his “political
Clifton Truman Daniel will portray his grandfather, President Harry S. Truman, in “Give ’Em Hell, Harry!”
the 1948 presidential election campaign. In Bremerton, Wash., Truman delivered a speech attacking the Republicans. During the speech, a supporter yelled out, “Give ‘em Hell, Harry!” Truman replied, “I don’t give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them, and they think it’s Hell.” Subsequently, “Give ‘em Hell, Harry!” became a lifetime slogan for Truman supporters. The one-man show about the life and presidency of Harry S. Truman, who took office after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945 and served until 1953, is (CONTINUED ON PAGE 14)
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apprenticeship” as a judge in Jackson County, Mo., his years in the U.S. Senate and his momentous two terms as president. Set in a recreation of the Oval Office, the play is a historically accurate portrayal of the 33rd president of the United States, teeming with delightful humor. The title comes from an incident that took place during
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RECENT HAPPENINGS Summer Wrap-Up
While planning was challenging due to frequently changing COVID precautions, the 32nd Music Festival came to life on May 13. Jed Gaylin of the Bay Atlantic Symphony and Eliot Bailen of the New York Chamber Ensemble again became co-artistic directors and plotted out a collaborative season that contained all sorts of contingency plans and some wonderful musical experiences. We launched the series with a virtual concert followed by a live Zoom Q & A with the artists. Through the magic of digital performance, we enjoyed not one but five images of Eliot Bailen on cello in Vivaldi’s Double Concerto. The program is still available on our website so please check it out. On May 30, we finally had the joy of live music when the Atlantic Brass Band took to the stage under the baton of Salvatore Scarpa for our popular Memorial Day Weekend concert. We had to turn to “Plan B” when the threat of rain moved us from Rotary Bandstand to Cape May Convention Hall. We’re glad we could count on a familiar friend in Convention Hall. Ayeshah Dickerson, who had recently left Cape May MAC to become the Deputy Event Sales & Public Relations at Convention Hall, was our contact. On June 3, we again had to pivot due to a forecast of rain and moved the concert to the Episcopal Church of the Advent. This joint Bay Atlantic Symphony/New York Chamber Ensemble concert treated us to Valerie Coleman’s Danza de la mariposa for flute solo featuring Susan Rotholz. Our audience and musicians were very happy to
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Sturdy Savings Bank has provided a loan for Cape May MAC to purchase an additional trolley Shown here, from left, Michael J. Clark, Vice President, Business Development Officer, Sturdy Savings Bank; Elizabeth Hulitt, Vice President, Lending Officer, Sturdy Savings Bank; Cape May MAC COO Melissa Payne; Cape May MAC Board President Tom Carroll; Cape May MAC CFO Charles Kealy; Cape May MAC Board Member Janet Coupland; and Cape May MAC Director/ CEO Jody Alessandrine.
be back at the church for the first time in two years. The Friends of the Cape May Music Festival presented A Musical Intermezzo on June 16 at Vintage BYOB. Friends Coordinator Sharon Falkowski, Jed Gaylin, Eliot Bailen and Susan Rotholz treated a very select audience to an intimate musical treat. On June 17, the weather gods were with us, and we enjoyed our first-ever concert at the Physick Estate. Eliot Bailen chose Fauré’s Elegy for Cello and Strings in memoriam for those lost to COVID to open the concert.
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OUR MISSION Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. ---- v ---OUR VISION Preserving Cape May’s rich heritage and assuring its vitality through superior cultural programs and events Page 2 • Summer 2021
Cape May MAC’s public history programs are funded in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission in the Department of State.
We also enjoyed Danzas de Panama, a piece by William Grant Still, the Dean of African American Composers. We wrapped up the series on June 27 with a long-time Cape May favorite Paula Johns. Paula’s program called “The Real Me,” featured the songs and artists who have inspired her throughout her life. It was a wonderful way to end our season. We are grateful for the continued support of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and for the many businesses and individuals who contributed to the success of the festival. Our annual Armed Forces Day Ceremony, this year coupled with Peace Officers Memorial Day, was virtual again this year. This event was sponsored by the Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower and featured a pre-recorded address by County Commissioner Jeffrey Pierson. Due to COVID pandemic, our Friends groups have not been very active. Director of Visitors Services and Special Events Janice Corkery worked hard to plan a season of varied and interesting events. Murder Mystery Dinners, performed at Aleathea’s and written by Jackie Fazio, proved to be popular with our audience, selling out each time we offered them. Jackie was also responsible for this year’s
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REV THEATER’s: “HONKY TONKIN’: A COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW”
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Crafts & Collectibles Shows
Shop and browse outdoors on the grounds of the beautiful Emlen Physick Estate among crafters and collectibles dealers from the tri-state region. capemaymac.org. Admission is free: • Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival Crafts & Collectibles Show, Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Harvest Brew Fest Crafts & Collectibles Show, Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Victorian Weekend Crafts & Collectibles Show, Sunday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Halloween Crafts & Collectibles Show, Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop and browse inside Cape May Convention Hall among crafters and collectibles dealers from the tri-state region this fall. capemaymac. org. Admission is $2: • Crafts & Collectibles By the Sea Show, Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Fall Crafts & Collectibles Show, Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Holiday Crafts & Collectibles Show, Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lighthouse Full Moon Climb Sunday, Aug. 22: 8 p.m.-10 p.m. : Don’t miss the romance of a nighttime climb to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse. These special opportunities are only offered a handful of times each year, during a full moon. Regardless of a clear or cloudy night sky, you will join a select group who have experienced stepping out onto the Watch Gallery at nighttime. Revel in the view of the Delaware Bay and the southern tip of New Jersey from the highest vantage point on the peninsula. Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township (next to Cape May Point Borough Hall in Cape May Point), at 215 Lighthouse Ave., normally closes at dusk. Admission for these special nighttime climbs is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3-12). Additional dates possible this fall. capemaymac.org
GRAVEYARD, GHOSTS & MANSION COMBO TOUR
Monday, Aug. 9: 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 14, 21 & 28: 6 p.m.: Hear the stories and experiences of ghost activity in the 1879 Physick House Museum from the Cape May MAC tour guides who know them personally. It starts with a trolley ride to the historic Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery to see the graves of Dr. Emlen Physick and his family. At the graveyard you’ll hear EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) recorded by tour guides and staff at the estate. On your return trip to the Physick Estate hear about some unusual Victorian funeral customs. Then, inside the Physick House you will visit several rooms and hear several more EVPs while learning more about the activity observed there. Take the opportunity to talk to staff about their experiences, and a moment to wonder what it all means. Tour begins and ends at the Physick Estate. $40.capemaymac.org.
BRUNCH & BINGO AT THE BEACH
Saturdays, Aug. 21, Sept. 11, Oct. 9 & Nov. 20: 9:30 a.m.: Laugh along with your girlfriends and guy friends as you play a little bingo, enjoy a fashion show by Lace Silhouettes/Cotton Company and compete for prizes. Admission includes a delicious brunch at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. $25. capemaymac.org.
Daily, except Mondays: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5 p.m.8:30 p.m.: Experience Vintage, one of Cape May’s newest destination restaurants with delicious outdoor brunch and dinner on the Carriage House patio under the tent, on the grounds of the beautiful Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Visit capemaymac.org for schedule and menu, and OpenTable.com to make reservations. Petfriendly, take-out available. Free off-street and on-site parking. Cape May MAC members receive a 15% discount (discount not applicable to entire party). capemaymac.org.
FAMILY FUN CRAFTS SHOWS AT THE CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE
Wednesdays through Aug. 18: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Accompanied by the Bay Atlantic Symphony and the New York Chamber Ensemble
Thursday, Aug. 26: 7 p.m.: Join us for a very special evening of music at the outdoor stage of the Emlen Physick Estate, when the musical touring group BAILEN joins members of the Bay Atlantic Symphony and the New York Chamber. BAILEN’s striking three-part sibling harmonies and evocative songwriting will be enhanced by the luscious strings and woodwinds of the New York Chamber Ensemble and Bay Atlantic Symphony for what will surely be an incredible night of music. Bring your blanket or chair and stretch out on the lawn. Adults: $30; seniors and children (ages 3-12) $25. capemaymac.org www.capemaymac.org
Tuesday, Aug. 10, Thursday, Aug. 12, Friday, Aug. 13: (outdoor stage at 7 p.m.) Wednesday, Aug. 11 (gazebo at 4 p.m.): Yee-haw! This lil’ ol’ shindig puts the hoot in hootenanny with retro hits from Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams and many more on the outdoor stage or gazebo at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Adults $25, seniors (62+) $20, children over 12 $20, children 12 and under free. Groups of 20, $15 per person. Presented by REV Theater in association with Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture). Tickets may be purchased at the door. capemaymac.org.
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Wednesdays through Aug. 18: 2:15 p.m.: The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, is a beacon for fun! Join us this summer and enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and crafts vendors at the base of the lighthouse. Free admission to the grounds. capemaymac.org.
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Harvest Brew Fest
Sept. 18: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. : It’s back in 2021! Savor craft beers at the Physick Estate and celebrate South Jersey during this all-day outdoor festival that spotlights all things local! Enjoy food trucks and local vendors, local artisans, local craft beers and local musical talent. Free admission and parking. Proceeds benefit ongoing restoration of Cape May MAC’s historic sites. capemaymac.org
Dinners with Vintage: Harvest Dinner Sept. 25: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.: Celebrate the season of abundance this fall with a delicious four-course dinner featuring the harvest’s bounty in a seasonal menu at Vintage BYOB, on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Included is a wine tasting of specially selected wines from Cape May Winery. Event is limited. Advance reservations necessary. $75. capemaymac.org
October: Explore the spirits of historic Cape May during speciallythemed tours and events that tell the many ghost tales of this seaside town, including Ghost Walk with Craig McManus, Historic Haunts Tours, Séance at the Physick Estate, Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tours, Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tours, Graveyard, Ghosts & Mansion Combo Tour and more. Stroll the beautiful grounds of the Physick Estate and visit Scarecrow Alley, with funny and spooky scarecrows along the walkways, and vote for your favorite! capemaymac.org
Taste of Cape May Kitchen Tour Oct. 16: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.: See where family chefs perfect their homemade dishes inside magnificent Cape May homes. These elaborately designed kitchens will dazzle, amaze and inspire you. This tour also includes a delicious tasting at each location from some of the area’s great commercial kitchens. $30. capemaymac.org
Sherlock Holmes Weekends
Oct. 29-31 & Nov 5-7: Grab your deerstalker and magnifying glass and join Sherlock and Dr. Watson with an entire cast of characters as they attempt to solve “Sherlock Holmes and Making the Grade” at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Walk Cape May’s historic streets to search for clues and compete for prizes! Full packages are $115 per person and include a welcome reception, performances, tour and luncheon. Weekend overnight packages are also available. capemaymac.org -- SK
Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 30; Wednesday in September: This 90-minute tour by electric cart departs from the Emlen Physick Estate and takes you off the beaten track along routes not usually traveled. Presented by knowledgeable guides, with professional drivers, you’ll discover the fascinating history of Cape Island, from its maritime and agricultural roots to its designation as a National Historic Landmark City, and more. The cart will make two planned stops along the way for photo opportunities. Tour begins and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. capemaymac.org.
THE MURDER OF JAMES COSGROVE: A WALKING TOUR
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Sept. 2: various times: Without A Cue Productions, in partnership with Cape May MAC, brings you this evening walking tour with a mysterious twist. Stroll the byways and shadowy corners of Cape May led by your guide who just happens to be the victim of a 100-year-old murder! It’s the Roaring ‘20s and the joint is jumpin’ with hidden speakeasies, guys and dolls and jazz bands and gin joints. Tours begin at Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street at Ocean Street. Comfortable shoes recommended. $28. capemaymac.org.
CLUELESS AT THE PHYSICK ESTATE: “HOOK, LINE & SINKER”
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Tuesdays & Thursdays through Aug. 31: 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 4-25: 8:30 p.m.“Clueless at the Physick Estate” continues this fall with an engaging mystery based on a popular board game. “Hook, Line & Sinker” is this summer’s “whodunit” mystery that dramatically unfolds as you travel through the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate. Can you solve this mystery before someone else vanishes? A new “Clueless at the Physick Estate” mystery is in store beginning Nov. 19! $25 for adults; $20 for children (ages 3-12). capemaymac.org.
DR. PHYSICK’S NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOUR & BRUNCH AT VINTAGE
Wednesdays through Oct. 6 (except Aug. 18): 9:30 a.m.: Take a walking tour of the neighborhood and learn about architecture and Dr. Physick’s life and the neighbors who lived there. Enjoy a delicious brunch afterwards at Vintage, on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. Comfortable shoes recommended. $25 adults; $15 children (ages 3-12). capemaymac. org.
PAINTED LADIES, PORCHES & MORE WALKING TOUR & BRUNCH AT VINTAGE
Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 7: 9:30 a.m.: Take a guided walk from the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., to the Washington Street Mall and experience charming Cape May, a National Historic Landmark city, up close. Delight in beautiful gardens as you learn about Victorian architecture and Cape May’s colorful history along the way. Discover the interesting features of various Victorian styles and learn why front porches were so important to Victorian social customs. Comfortable shoes recommended. Adults $15; children (ages 3-12) $12. capemaymac.org.
VOLUNTEER PROFILE: Behind the scenes, for months, Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) Board Member Janet Coupland has been reading practically every document and looking at just about every photograph that someone, sometime, in Cape May MAC’s 50-year history, thought might be important to save. She’s looked in file boxes, on shelves, under desks, in paper piles and manila files, in basements and barns, in scrapbooks and slide sleeves. In spring of 2020, she began the monumental task of whittling down thousands of pieces of information about Cape May MAC into a useful archive that will function as a resource for leaders of the organization now and for years to come. The Cape May MAC Archiving Project grew out of another project that started several years prior. Coupland served as curator for the “50 Years of MAC” exhibit that opened in 2020 and continues this year in the Carroll Gallery. It is a comprehensive retrospective of the organization. “We pieced together the history of MAC for the exhibit, but it was a painful and long process,” she said. “Putting the timeline together and finding photographs was very, very difficult because they were hither and yon.” She soon realized the need for a professional archive. After completing work on the exhibit, Coupland put together a proposal in early spring of 2020 and offered to volunteer to lead the largest archiving project in the organization’s history. The project began in 2020 and aims to professionally archive 50 years of Cape May MAC documents and artifacts. It is such a monumental amount of work that it is proceeding in phases. Coupland felt she needed to get some advice and expertise to start. She reached out to the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office and discovered an organization called Caucus Archival Projects Evaluation Service (CAPE). “I called the director there and he was great. He said they provide grants to several organizations a year to pay an archivist who is on their staff, as a consultant. So, we put in the application, and we received it.” Soon Coupland was attached to an extraordinarily-credentialed archivist who is nationally known for her work. Because of the pandemic, they’ve never met in person, but that didn’t seem to matter. “The kinds of things she’s been able to help us with via Zoom and on the phone were just fine.” The archivist advised to first establish www.capemaymac.org
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Shown here, the Cape May MAC Archiving Project Team, from left, Volunteer Sue Carroll, Volunteer & Membership Engagement Manager Kelly Reddington, and Cape May MAC Archiving Project Manager Janet Coupland.
criteria for archiving, to guide the work. “I met with (Director and CEO) Jody (Alessandrine) and (COO) Melissa (Payne) and after advice from our consultant, I took a stab at putting together an archival criteria and it has worked,” she said. “What we are looking for is anything that reinforces our understanding of MAC history and legacy.” For example, in sorting through the thousands of photos, she said the only ones to be kept are those in which it’s clear what it is, who the people are, what it references and when it happened. The criteria also point in the direction of records of enduring value, like board minutes, along with documentation of key decisions. Also to be archived are rare or authentic materials, such as the original demolition permit for the Physick Estate, or the lease for the Cape May Lighthouse. “Something that really reinforces who we are, and our mission,” she said. The work cannot be completed without a team, and Coupland has recruited help as they work on the third floor of the Physick House Museum. Coupland, Volunteer Sue Carroll and Cape May MAC’s Volunteer &
Membership Engagement Manager Kelly Reddington have put in hundreds of hours so far. “Sue and Kelly have made an amazing team that has accomplished so much in such a short time. I am so very grateful to them for that.” Phase I is now complete and the team is underway with Phase II. Phase II includes diving into over 200 boxes in the Physick House basement using the archival criteria, reviewing thousands of slides, negatives and photos to select key material for archival storage, creating a Cape May MAC historic news archive, and establishing referenceable and industry standard archival storage for photos, slides and negatives. Phase III involves creating an ongoing plan for 2021 and beyond. During Phase I, the team sorted through 200 legacy boxes of materials from Director Emeritus Michael Zuckerman, spanning 1970-2020, as well as all the organization’s historic blueprints. The team has created a referenceable archival storage process
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FROM THE PRESIDENT Cape May MAC’s Cultural and Preservation Partners Why are so many people buying expensive homes in Cape May and why are visitors to our city approaching record high numbers? It certainly isn’t because we have ample parking, low prices, free beaches, sporting events, casinos or great amusement parks. I firmly believe it is because we don’t have these things but, instead, within our beautiful, walkable, bicycle-friendly city we have attractions that are unique, educational and culturally oriented. Cape May MAC certainly didn’t create these attractions alone, but we did set the stage, starting 51 years ago. And many other organizations have joined us to round out the variety of attractions that makes our community a nationally recognized site to live, play and work. I would like to offer recognition to this amazing collection of nonprofits that have helped make all this happen.
Founded by Dr. Joe and Anne Salvatore, this group helped save numerous architecturally significant buildings such as inns, stores, schools, printing, and blacksmith shops, even a large Grange, and moved them from around the county to a beautiful setting on Seashore Road. It is a wonderful village to wander through and enjoy music, lectures, fairs, antiques and car shows as well as reenactments through many seasons of the years. The crafts from our colonial years are presented by costumed interpreters with great interaction for all ages of visitors.
Also saved by the Salvatores, houses a wonderful collection of historic aircraft in a 1942 all-wood, double-wide aircraft hangar where pilots were trained for dive bombing missions in the Pacific during WWII. After purchasing the hanger for $1, the Salvatores and the NASW Foundation worked to restore it to its original condition. It is a must visit for all ages.
Cape May Stage and East Lynne Theater Company are longstanding
that also support the businesses of our community.
Greater Cape May Historical Cape May Film Society: This nonSociety: This group maintains probably profit is in the process of being reinvented
the oldest home in Cape May, dating back to 1730, and offers a delightful presentation of life in Cape May before the town exploded with wealthy visitors in the 19th century.
Coast Guard Community Foundation: This non-profit was formed in 2015
to nurture the relationship and friendship of their members with residents of the community. The Cape May Coast Guard Training Center open house is one of the most popular events on our city calendar as well as the Sunset Parades in the summer.
Cape May Community Food Closet:
An all-volunteer organization, this has a far different mission than most of the others. It is focused on making sure that disadvantaged members of the community are provided with food that can be picked up or, if necessary, distributed by their volunteers. Many local organizations support their efforts with food drives and fund raising.
Cape May Bird Observatory and Nature Center of Cape May: Both of
these New Jersey Audubon entities have attracted a wide audience of visitors and locals who enjoy the abundance of wildlife that live, swim and pass through our region seasonally. They serve as stewards of our beautiful open spaces and encourage all to enjoy them while protecting them from development.
Exit Zero Jazz Festival, in both the spring and fall, SpyBoy Productions brings world class music and performers to Cape May using numerous venues all over town and sometimes jazz musicians can be seen parading through the streets of Cape May giving impromptu performances. You might feel like the whole community has been transported to New Orleans.
equity theatre companies in Cape May. Resort communities are always very proud of the presence of live theater companies that add so much to their cultural attractions. Cape May has not just one but two, both using historic buildings for their productions and attracting many visitors
Center for Community Arts: This group sponsors numerous programs that foster an appreciation for diversity in our community. Among them are the local 101.5 FM radio station, an African American Heritage Walking Tour and partnering with us for the Underground Railroad Trolley
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Tour. They’ve also hosted an Annual Cookie Exchange and the Soup-er Bowl.
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and relaunched in 2022. It will focus on celebrating the cinematic arts through year-round movie screenings, educational opportunities for video enthusiasts, and cultural enrichment events for residents and visitors alike in the nation’s oldest seaside resort.
Cape May Maritime Museum: Sea-
farers that comprise this group have undertaken the restoration of a Coast Guard motor lifeboat, typical of the early 20th Century, that had been left to rot away. It is their hope to have it operational and able to take small groups on board for tours of the Cape May Harbor and visits to the Coast Guard Base and Cutters aboard a craft from their own CG history.
Harriett Tubman Museum: One
of our newest non-profits, it has saved and restored the parsonage of the Macedonia Baptist Church to create a museum honoring this famous abolitionist who worked in Cape May between trips conducting enslaved people to freedom along the Underground Railroad. With great community support, they are working hard to protect an important part of our culture and history that unfortunately has been lost in many other communities.
Fund for Cape May: After rather widespread disappointment with attempts to beautify the main entrance to town, this fund was created to try to see that such “improvements” were sufficiently funded to make additions to our town shine as bright as our historic attractions. Through donations rather than taxpayers’ dollars, the Fund raised $580,000 for Rotary Park and $225,000 for the Soldiers and Sailors Park. Under the Leadership of Cape May MAC, these organizations share their experience, successes, challenges, and a few failures through The Cultural Organizations Roundtable (Cape May COR), a coordination of efforts that is beneficial to all of the organizations and certainly to Cape May. We at Cape May MAC are grateful for the many hours of volunteer work offered by (CONTINUED ON PAGE 7)
Volunteer Profile (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5) using industry standard archive filing, labeling and materials, and they’ve created a workable storage area. Their work has paid dividends with leadership staff already being able to easily locate historic organization documents and materials. I tested that theory in the process of writing this story. “Can we find the awards that the World War II Lookout Tower received upon its restoration in 2009?” I asked. Coupland said “Sure!” She led me to a box labeled “Awards” and showed me the two plaques honoring the million-dollar, award-winning restoration of the Tower, all stored and labeled with archival quality materials. “Very gratifying,” I said. “Yes,” she agreed, and smiled. “I wanted to help honor MAC’s history and all that’s been accomplished in 50 years. This archive is a testament to that rich history that will stand the test of time.” -- SK
Summer Wrap-up (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2) production of Clueless at the Physick Estate, Hook, Line & Sinker. It was a hot ticket, too! Aleathea’s also hosted three mornings of Brunch & Bingo at the Beach, which is a partnership with the Cotton Company and Lace Silhouettes. Janice also organized several Crafts & Collectibles Shows on the grounds of the Physick Estate, and at the Cape May Lighthouse, Janice’s crew organized the Family Fun Crafts Show every Wednesday throughout the summer. The Lighthouse had more than a little activity in the evenings as well with two Dinner & Fireworks events partnering with Vintage and Full Moon Climbs in June and July. Overall, attendance at the Lighthouse is up 5,000 from 2019. The Gardens of Cape May Tour was a big success. It seems that outdoor experiences are still high on everyone’s list. This tour gave you the chance to explore the private plants and blooms of some of the Cape May area’s natural areas and most dedicated gardeners. This year, in addition to the Physick Estate gardens, The Nature Conservancy’s Garrett Family Preserve was included. Walking Tours continued to be popular. The Painted Ladies, Porches & More Walking Tour was offered twice weekly www.capemaymac.org
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Shown here, Janet Coupland assessing the huge collection of stored documents in the Physick House Museum basement. She and her team are in the midst of selecting items to be archived as part of the Cape May MAC Archiving Project. capemaymac.org
with an option to enjoy brunch at Vintage. Without a Cue Productions introduced The Murder of James Cosgrove, a walking tour with a mysterious twist. Your guide just happens to be the victim of a 100-yearold murder! The same group performed And Then They Were Dead, an interactive theater event on the outdoor stage at the Emlen Physick Estate. If anything seemed to be on trend this summer, it was interest in ghosts, spirits, and oddities. The Magic & Mystery House Tour at the Physick Estate plays up the Victorians fascination with mystery and illusion. Other popular tours that play on the theme include Historic Haunts Combo Tours, Ghosts, Graveyard & Mansion Tours, Spirits & Oddities Trolley Tours and the grandaddy of them all, Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tours. Thousands of visitors have indulged their curiosity so far this summer on our tours. The Tour Department folks did have time to develop a new offering, tailored to visitors desiring a more intimate experience. The Backstreets & Byways City Tour is a tour for four or six offered with guide and driver on an electric cart off the beaten path. The Museum Education Division offered a series of virtual Lunch & Learns in the Spring, featured such diverse topics as The Roaring Twenties, and the Great Fire of 1878. Cape May MAC
Our newly appointed Curator Ben Ridings presented this program from a forensic perspective, hoping to prove the culprit’s guilt. We also delivered several programs for our friends at the Blind Center of the Jersey Cape. Our new Museum Education Manager, Elan Zingman-Leith, plans to pick up with Fall programs. While the staff was engaged in all this activity, entertaining our visitors, the Physick Estate was a beehive of restoration activity too. The folks from Eastern Industrial Services, Inc. and Assured Envelope Solutions have been busily working on the Estate outbuildings as part of a grant project funded by Open Spaces Cape May County and the New Jersey Historic Trust. Thankfully, it’s been a busy season. -- MES
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Tom Carroll, President
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MEMBERSHIP NEWS Welcome New Members Benefactor:
Audrey & Thomas Schwenger of Plymouth Meeting, PA.
Platinum Business: The Mason Cottage (Kim Gilbert), Cape May NJ. Gold Business: Byron’s Plumbing &
Heating (Jill & Byron Vile) of Green Creek, NJ.
Family: Drew & Tanya Aldinger of Philadelphia, PA; Kerry & Robert Andersen of Oakland, NJ; Monica Becerra & Giovanni Gomez of Somers, NY; Susan & Mark Bellamy of Royersford, PA; Kathleen & Jared Berns of Absecon, NJ; Balamurali & Savitha Bhat of Montvale, NJ; Sue & Sanjib Bhuyan of Hillsborough, NJ; Nelson Chan & Elizabeth Kao of Warwick, NY; Brittany & John Chinnici of Havertown, PA; Lori & Jonathon Cianfrani of Port Republic, NJ; Fionan de Barra & Shannon LambertRyan of Newtown, PA; Jamie & Jamie L. Demharter of Tarentum, PA; Jackie & Chris Farnkopf of Roselle Park, NJ; Kristy & Paul Fegley of Orwigsburg, PA; Rifat Ferhatovic & Vanessa Bonilla of Paramus, NJ; Sydney & Susan Fox of Cape May, NJ; Damiano & Stefanie Fracasso of Hackettstown, NJ; Mark & Jennifer Gigantone of Bridgewater, NJ; Anthony & Lucy Guerrino of Red Hook, NY; Judy & Genuan Gunawardhana of West Chester, PA; Maria & Timothy Gutch of West Cape May, NJ; Andrew & Dora Haag of Newtown, PA; Christopher & Joanne Hause of Villas, NJ; Steven & Wendy Hess of Philadelphia, PA; Matthew & Amy Hook of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; Wendy & Colin Jager of Highland Park, NJ; Pradeep & Janine Jhanjee of Holmdel, NJ; Irina & Serpey Kakorin of Waymart, PA; Solomon & Diane Katz of Lakewood, NJ; Gregory & Shelly Kouretas of Toms River, NJ; Teresa & Leonard Lawrence of Cape May, NJ; Kathryn & Andrew Malko of Kinnelon, NJ; Peter & Kerstin Marion of Yardley, PA; Brenda & Ken McKenzie of Abington, PA; Mary Meagher & Jamie Evans of Washington, D.C.; William & Cheryl Natbony of Cape May, NJ; Heather & Brandon O’Keefe of Levittown, PA; Laureen & Thomas Paret of Westmont, NJ; Fiona & David Paterna of Gibbstown, NJ; Heather & Scott Phillips of Lumberton, NJ; Tom & Kara Pietrowicz of Apollo Beach, FL; Ruby & Mark Pizzini of Glen Ridge, NJ; Yaakov & Andrea Reichman of Teaneck, NJ; Jennifer & Brady Richter Page 8 • Summer 2021
Photo by Susan Krysiak
Pictured are employees of Eastern Industrial Services, Inc. working on restoration of one of the nine outbuildings situated on the Emlen Physick Estate. The project was funded in partnership with the New Jersey Historic Trust and Open Spaces Cape May County.
of Summit, NJ; Elyse & Jason Robbins of Middlesex, NJ; Scott & Gina Rubel of West Cape May, NJ; Aaron & Jodi Salsberg of Washington Township, NJ; Cheryl & Curtis Sawyer of Atlantic Highlands, NJ; Christine Scaglione of Yonkers, NY; Patricia & Jeffrey Schmoyer of Hillsdale, NJ; Brian Schneider of Richboro, PA; Monica & Ronald Schwartz of Orwigsburg, PA; Anupam Singhal of Princeton Junction, NJ; Jenna Sinha & Christine DelPrete of Goshen, NY; Ciarra Smith & Kevin Lombardi of Manassas Park, VA; Laura & Matt Smith of Arlington, VA; Deborah Solomon & Yan Mogilyansky of Merrick, NY; Mark & Christina Sterrett of Cooksville, MD; Brian Suth of Red Bank, NJ; mAdriana & Thomas Tango of Secaucus, NJ; Robin & Robert Taylor of Secaucus, NJ; Lisa & Craig Versteeg of Cape May, NJ; Alan & Lam Vi Eng of Whippany, NJ; Jasmine Webster & Ravyn-Nicole Travers of Newark, NJ; Millie Velez & Teresa Woes Maillaro of Frenchtown, NJ; Haley & Gary Weiand of Lewistown, PA; Barbara Wheeler & Sandy Markwood of Sparks Glencoe, MD; Anna Marie White of Pittsburgh, PA; Christine White & Liz Paige of Falls Church, VA; Kim & Gayle Wolansky of North Arlington, NJ.
Grandparent: Marsha & Jon Campbell of Pine Brook, NJ; Margaret &
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Paul Cromelin of Chevy Chase, MD; Patricia Ehrhardt of Lafayette, NJ; Philip & Dianne Hansen of Albany, NY; Ray & Cheryl Jablow of Malaga, NJ; Susan Levine & Genna Rivera of Franklin Park, NJ; Sarah & John Marcelliano of Villas, NJ; Joanne Mazan & Stephen Stek of Carteret, NJ; Anne & Dennis Murphy of Wayne, PA; Dianna & Joseph O’Rourke of Newtown Square, PA; Susan Steich & Michael Lauff of Cape May, NJ; Sue & Tyler Wilson of Villas, NJ.
Neha Agarwal & Shankar Parasuraman of Summit, NJ; Michael & Susan Austin of Middletown, DE; Diane & Kenneth Bair of North Huntingdon, PA; Robert & Joan Barta of Cocoa Beach, FL; Jane & Robert Basile of Cape May, NJ; William & Allison Bausback of Cape May, NJ; Annette & Keith Berard of Wantagh, NY; Geraldine Bergin & Ethan Baum of Bayside, NY; Christopher Berry Jr & Giavonna Sicilia of Villas, NJ; Diane & Charles Bicwskert of Pittsburgh, PA; William & Linda Boorse of North Cape May, NJ; Diane & James Borda of Hammonton, NJ; Bryron Boyle & Lisa Nguyen of Denver, CO; Christina Brown & Joanna Wrigley of Pennsburg, PA; Matthew Brown & Xuan Ann Nguyen of Pennsburg, PA; Laura Buccigrossi & Justin Moreno of Baltimore, MD; Nicole
MEMBERSHIP NEWS Burchett & Matthew Reginski of Allentown, PA; Mary Beth & Patrick Burns of Millsboro, DE; Joseph & LeAnn Burwell of Charles Town, WV; Gregory & Margo Campbell of Pine Brook, NJ; Karen & Scott Caplan of West Chester, PA; Mark & Paula Caruana of Utica, NY; Mark & Karen Case of Toms River, NJ; Annetta & Arthur Christensen of Villas, NJ; Chris Collins & Rebecca Dodson of Cream Ridge, NJ; Tiffany Culver & Brian Stobbe of Byram Township, NJ; Bethanne & Thomas Cummings of West Springfield, MA; Stephanie Cummings of Agawam, MA; Blair Cunningham & Daniel Higgins of Lawrenceville, NJ; Wayne & Louann Cunningham of Rydal, PA; Linda & David Curcio of Cape May, NJ; Chris & Carol Czumbil of Washington Crossing, PA; Beth DeLuca of Huntingdon Valley, PA; Jihong Ding & Liayu Li of Westfield, NJ; Todd & Jennifer Doerrman of Reading, PA; Kait & Andrew Donaghy of Cape May Point, NJ; Ray Dorian & Brigitte King of Pottsville, PA; Dennis & Elizabeth Eddins of West Chester, PA; John & Laura Erwin of Haddon Heights, NJ; Francine Esposito & Eric Bringe of West Orange, NJ; Maureen & Robert Esposito of Smithtown, NY; Claudia & John Fields of Yardville, NJ; Cindy & Al Fini of Hilltop, NJ; Kimberly & Anthony Fragola of State College, PA; Michael & Maureen Gallagher of North Cape May, NJ; Donna Sue & Anthony Gentile of Gibbstown, NJ; Anna & Kathy Genzoli of Cape May, NJ;
Francis & Rita Gore of Mechanicsburg, PA; Joseph & Sharon Greco of Ocean City, NJ; Christine & Todd Green of Westwood, NJ; Mark Gundzik & Heather Lux of Chicago, IL; Krystyna & Emile Gurstelle of West Milford, NJ; Morgan Hamilton & Jonathan Sagner of Baltimore, MD; Connor & Jessica Hause of Plymouth Meeting, PA; Christine & Mel Hawkins of Villas, NJ; Linda & Albert Heinbaugh of Baltimore, MD; Kathy & Joe Hitchiner of Warminister, PA; Anita & Gregory Hoffman of Reading, PA; Melissa & Natalie Holzhueter of Southgate, MI; Amy Horwath of Doylestown, PA; Ekaterina Hunt & Anthony Palmiotto of Toms River, NJ; Lisa & Jay Hurd of Cockeysville, MD; John & Renee Jaichner of Howell, NJ; Peter & Carole Karabashian of Ventnor City, NJ; Andrew & Peg Kelemen of Jackson, PA; Karen & Michael Kelemen of Wallkill, NY; Kris & John Kemler of Highland Park, NJ; Melinda James Kiely & Ann James of Silver Spring, MD; Barbara & Walt Kleman of Whitehall, PA; Kristen & Marland Kuhn of Lewistown, PA; Edward & Pamela Lachapelle of Whitinsville, MA; Kevin & Lynn LaCour of Pt. Pleasant, NJ; Ashley & John LaTona of Middletown, NJ; Donna & David Leather of Ridley Park, PA; Christine & Jon Lebenns of East Patchogue, NY; Julia & Andrew Li of Westfield, NJ; Colleen & Dennis Loughlin of Galloway, NJ; Ian Maccoll & Christy Conley of Beacon, NY; Ed & Narcisa Magardician of Hauppauge,
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Clueless at the Physick Estate continues this fall with “Hook, Line & Sinker,” this season’s “whodunit.” The mystery dramatically unfolds as you travel through the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate. capemaymac.org www.capemaymac.org
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NY; Madeleine Magardician & Joann Esposito of Forest Hills, NY; Donna & Charlie Magnotta of Mamaroneck, NY; Anthony Maiorano of Mount Laurel, NJ; Matthew Malmborg & Elizabeth McGovern of Lumberton, NJ; Holly Patrick & Scott Manns of Villas, NJ; Ted & Masako Kelemen of Manheim, PA; Rosalie McHoul & Diana Wright of Kennett Square, PA; Anna Marie & Doug McMain of Cape May, NJ; Linda & James McMenamin of Sicklerville, NJ; Michele & Jacob Mitchell of Southgate, MI; Heather & Sandra Mortimer of Halethorpe, MD; Diana & Jack Moscato of Boiling Springs, PA; Jan & Rich Moure of Upper Falls, MD; Louise Nellegar & Frank Gulinello of Manchester, NJ; Paul L. Newman & Lorna Blum of Merion Station, PA; Daniel Nguyen & Terry Kruth of Philadelphia, PA; Matthew & Lisa Noonan of Sherman, IL; Michelle Ogle & Anthony Noonan of Spotswood, NJ; Ralph & Joan Oliver of Elkton, FL; Cody Owens & Erica Purcell of Cape May, NJ; Steven & Ofra Parmett of Teaneck, NJ; Vittoria & Timothy Parry of East Greenbush, NY; Thomas & Juliet Passante of Westfield, NJ; Phyllis & Keith Peare of Green Pond, NJ; Rich & Ellen Petrucha of Howell, NJ; Joan & Donald Piselli of North Cape May, NJ; Linda & Jimmy Pittman of Anniston, AL; Adam Poutasse & Heather Brom of Bala Cynwyd, PA; Shannon Powell & Holly Neuwirth of New Paltz, NY; Paula & Reese Provost of Villas, NJ; Aaron & Lucie Puttock of Oakville, CT; Rose Puzio of Pequannock, NJ; Janice & David Ramos of Clifton, NJ; James Redican & Susana Ash of New Hope, PA; Kathleen Rex & Charles Gore of Westminster, MD; Nancy & Lindsay Riggs of New Fairfield, CT; John J. and Michelina Robb of Cape May, NJ; Carol Safchinsk & Robert Safchinsky of Old Bridge, NJ; Sunny & Douglas Rome of Burke, VA; Terry & Stan Rosengart of Nanuet, NY; Richard & Roxana Sasse of Providence, RI; George & Theresa Schu of Cape May, NJ; Debra Secreast & Bill Zaydak of Millsboro, DE; Donna Selvaggio & David Richards of Whitestone, NY; Luci & Immaculate Semilia of Spotswood, NJ; Mona & Kenneth Shearman of Jarrettsville, MD; Robert & Sherita Glenn of Philadelphia, PA; Michael & Rebecca Shieh of Piscataway, NJ; Eileen & William Shields of West Windsor, NJ; David & Rina Sloan of Cape May, NJ; Valerie Santiago & Dominic Simone of Keyport, NJ; Colin & Shelby Smith of Pittsburgh, PA; Edouard (CONTINUED ON PAGE 10)
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MEMBERSHIP NEWS (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9) & Catherine Sonnenschein of Havre de Grace, MD; Rhea Stadtmauer & Janice Maiman of West Cape May, NJ; Victoria & Charles Stebbins of Hawthorne, NJ; Dawn Stewart of Harbeson, DE; Dennis Sullivan & Valerie Perugini of Budd Lake, NJ; Sarah & Jenna Sullivan of Budd Lake, NJ; Ron Sutton & Shelley Ryon of Northfield, NJ; David Tellier & Melissa Neely-Tellier of Macungie, PA; Larry & Robin Thomas of Newark, DE; Joellen & Dale Urban of Norwood, PA; Janet & Peter Van Syckle of Cape May, NJ; Carol Viktorin of Montgomery, TX; Deborah Voynar & Jill Fusco-Paton of Pottstown, PA; Irving & Linda Weinberg of North Bethesda, MD; Kathleen & Thomas Wilkinson of Haverford, PA; Deborah Yamashita & George Dick of Cape May, NJ; Diann Zingler of Lakewood, NJ.
Individual: Jessica Akiya of Souderton,
PA; Debbie Bleakney of Columbia, MD; Marsha Bloodworth of Livingston, TX; Deborah Clausi of Lodi, NJ; Kelly Clausi of Hackensack, NJ; Kimberly Clausi of Hackensack, NJ; Janet Coppinger of Glenwood Springs, CO; Caroline Dicenso of Robesonia, PA; James Enterkin of Jacksonville, FL; Diane Gundersen of Manahawkin, NJ; Christopher Hammer of West Cape May, NJ; Patricia Harcrow of Bayonne, NJ; Vicki Harvey of Columbia, MD; Anita Impellizeri O’Brien of Cape May, NJ; Kathleen Johanson of Larchmont, NY; Cheyanne Judd of Somerville, NJ; Nancy Kahn of Glenwood Springs, CO; Tammy Lawrence of Columbia, MD; Scott MacDonald of Mananhawkin, NJ; Daria Mazan of Holmdel, NJ; Joann Muhr of Cape May, NJ; Jeannine Ogle of Joliet, IL; Marianne Rementer of Villas, NJ; Kevin Ryan of Bayonne, NJ; Mark Saltus of Elizabethtown, PA; Holly Schotz of Clarksville, MD; Cynthia Slater of Bryn Mawr, PA; Jennifer Smith of Cape May, NJ; Brenda Ternet of Fort Wayne, IN; Deborah Walker of Erma, NJ; Linda Wagner Doerr of Yorktown Heights, NY; Michelle Weiner of Ellicott City, MD; Rita Weyer of Shelton, CT.
Sponsor: Susanne Moore of Town Bank,
NJ; Matt & Stacie Nelcoski of Doylestown, PA; Mary White of Cape May, NJ; Peter & Candy Willis of Belle Meade, NJ.
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Student: Mary Emily Ballas of Pennington, NJ; Bella Donaldson of Hopewell, NJ; Max Donaldson of Hopewell, NJ; Rob Donaldson of Avalon, NJ; Will Finnegan of Titusville, NJ; Rachel Grant of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; Anastasia Kakorin of Waymart, PA; Daria Kakorin of Waymart, PA; Peter Marion, Jr. of Yardley, PA; Susi Marion of Yardley, PA.
Family: Sean & Matthew Cleary of
Vineland, NJ; Anna & Daniel Friess of Carlisle, PA.
Grandparent: Sandy & Greg Schultz of Harleysville, PA; Pat & Francis Villani of Moorestown, NJ. FRIENDS OF THE PHYSICK ESTATE Joint: Dan & Anita Garaffa of Manchester,
FRIENDS OF THE CAPE MAY CT; Michele Leech & Maureen Kratochvill MUSIC FESTIVAL of Camden, DE; Nancy & Brian Temples of Joint: Michael Picariello & Irene Darocha Gouldsboro, PA. of Westtown, PA.
FRIENDS OF THE WORLD WAR II FRIENDS OF THE LIGHTHOUSE LOOKOUT TOWER Individual: Robert Frankel of Wildwood Individual: Maureen Esperito DePaoli of
Crest, NJ; Betty Ross of Yellow Springs, OH; Allen VanHorn of Milroy, PA.
Irvington, NY; Mark Saltus of Elizabethtown, PA.
Joint: Janice & James Kong of Stanhope,
Joint: Marc & Carrie DiGenni of Mantua,
NJ; Michael & Cathy Moyer of Boyertown, PA; Jackie St. Clair & John Hrinko of Doylestown, PA; Deborah & Michael Stingis of Masury, OH.
NJ; Joseph & Christine Napoli of Villas, NJ.
Curtis Bashaw, on the death of his father Keith J. Bashaw; Carol Boyd, former MAC Tour Director, on the death of her husband Bob Boyd, former Cape May Police Chief and long-time neighbor on Washington St.; Gus & Mary Ann Mosso, on the death of Gus’ sister; Family and friends of Ursula Friederick; Carolinn Poche Woody, on the death of her aunt Joan Green; John Eric Schneider, on the death of his wife Karen Fox-Schneider, volunteer curator of two Carroll Gallery exhibits; Kathy Wouk, on the death of her husband, MAC Volunteer Jordan Wouk (recipient of the 2008 MAC Outstanding Volunteer Service Award); Chris & Sylvia Zammit, on the death of his father Alan.
Cape May MAC Director of Accounting & Human Resources Larry & his wife Tricia Ryan, on the marriage of their daughter Ashley.
Get Well Wishes:
Cape May MAC Shop Inventory Clerk Amy Coover; Cape May MAC Interpreter Kathleen Familetti; Cape May MAC Visitor Services Associate Sonja Hipple; Ronald Holman, volunteer in the Retail Division.
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Nancy Bailey, with her husband John, opened the Baileywicke Leather Shop on the Cape May Walking Mall in 1976 and immediately joined others in promoting the new Mall, Cape May’s “shoulder seasons,” and making Cape May the Christmas destination it has now become. Nancy was a strong supporter of Cape May MAC, as a Business Member, donor and Music Festival sponsor. Nancy served nine years on the Board of Trustees in various roles, before retiring in 2007. You could count on Nancy to have a sparkle in her eye whenever you encountered her. Our deepest condolences go to John and her family and friends.
‘T H A N K YO U’ N E W S CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE 2020 SOCIETY
($25,000 pledges over 5 years)
Dan Barbera Curtis Bashaw Lee & Jill Bellarmino Tom & Sue Carroll Chris & Dave Clemans Tom & Peg Curran Mary & Tedd McKenney NJM Insurance Group Jay & Lisa O’Donnell Bill & Audrey Schwab Patricia Valas Joan & Dane Wells
PLATINUM MEMBERS OF THE 2020 SOCIETY
($10,000 pledges over 4 years)
John & Sylvia Baer Brown and Brown of New Jersey Bob Fite Richard and Susan Foxx Myles and Leslie Martel Doug and Anna Marie McMain Jim and Betty Moffatt Barbara Morris PNC Bank Sue Priester Catherine Rein Steve and Sandy Sheller Sturdy Savings Bank You can help ensure MAC’s future by becoming a GOLD MEMBER of the 2020 Society with a $4,500 pledge over 3 years ANNUAL APPEAL DONATIONS • $100-$249 Donors: Carol Lenker. 2020 SOCIETY DONATIONS • $100-$499 Friend Donors: John & Nancy Bailey, Ruth & Roy Brader. • Under $100 Donors: Eugene & Maria Mancuso. LESSONS OF HISTORY FUND DONATIONS • $2,000 and up Donors: Robert Dixson. • $1,000-$1,999 Donors: David Green & Christine Petrik-Green, Catherine Rein. • $250-$599 Donors: Lee & Jill Bellarmino, David & Eunice King, Stephen & Janet www.capemaymac.org
BAILEN will be accompanied by the Bay Atlantic Symphony and the New York Chamber Ensemble Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Physick Estate, bringing their striking three-part sibling harmonies and evocative songwriting enhanced by luscious strings and woodwinds for an incredible night of music. Tickets at capemaymac.org.
Miller, David & Barbara Schindler, George & Theresa Schu. • $100-$249 Donors: Peter Cole & Bea Passagno, Joan Dempsey, Steve & Sue Irving, Richard Klein, Tricia Kraemer, Wayne & Joyce Monsees, Lance & Bonnie Pontin, Mike & Sue Smith, Jill & Bud Waisbren. CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL DONORS • Solo Sponsor ($4,000+): Brown & Brown of NJ (Joe Battaglia). • Duo Circle ($2,000-$3,999): John & Sylvia Baer. • Trio Circle ($1,500-$1,999): La Mer Beachfront Resort (Gus Andy). • Quartet Circle ($1,000-$1,499: Tom & Sue Carroll. • Conductor’s Circle ($500-$999): Bill & Barb Killeen, Marlene Lengner, Sheller P.C. Law Offices (Stephen Sheller). • Presenter’s Circle ($250-$499): William & Susan DeHart, Chris & Rose Traficante. • Musician’s Circle ($100-$249): Lester & Roberta Aungst, Thomas & Nancy Fischetti, Roger & Heather Furlin, Susan Greene & Kathleen Sheridan, Jayne & Bob Lester, Karen Liebowitz, Diana & Arthur Miller, Mary & Sandy Stewart, Jill & Bud Waisbren. • Friends (Under $100): Debra & Ronald Beloff, William & Patricia Brown, Anne Burrows, Jim Del Grosso, Kimberly & Jeffrey DeNick, R. J. Scott Griffith, Kathy Flotard, Alex & Mary Beth Hager, Barbara Heinrichs, Jane & Thomas Huesser, Diane Jackson, Karen Laney, Joyce Lieberman, Eugene & Cape May MAC
Maria Mancuso, Georgiana Murnaghan, Susan Primmer & Robert Harris, Peggy & Ray Zemaitaitis. MAJOR DONATIONS • John & Sylvia Baer, for a $1,000 donation the the Kuhner Memorial Garden. • Eliot Bailen, for an in-kind donation of $600 for the June 16 Friends of the Cape May Music Festival Event. • Tom & Sue Carroll, for a $15,000 donation. • Janet & Warren Coupland, for a $15,000 donation. • Jed Gaylin, for an in-kind donation of $600 for the June 16 Friends of the Cape May Music Festival Event. • Nancy & David Hanslowe, for a $600 donation. • Bob & Terri Lamendola, for a $500 donation. • PNC Financial Services Group (Hugh McStravick), for a $10,000 sponsorship donation to the Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival. • Princeton Strategic Communications (R. Norris Clark), for a $2,100 donation. • Susan Rotholtz, for an in-kind donation of $600 for the June 16 Friends of the Cape May Music Festival Event. • Sturdy Savings Bank (Jerry Reeves), for a $7,500 donation. • Dane & Joan Wells, for a $15,000 donation. • Barbara Zicari & Jay Kloosterboer, for a $1,000 donation. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 12)
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‘T H A N K YO U’ N E W S Donations
(CONTINUED FRON PAGE 11) • Joyce Barth, for a $100 donation to Operations. • Ralph & Ginny Cooper, for a $54 donation. • Beth Anne Ferraro, for a $100 donation to the Cape May Lighthouse in memory of Frank Kearney. • Carol Fryling, for a $15 donation. • Stephen & Shirley Greenlee, for a $25 donation. • Mary Kay Hindes, for a $10 donation. • Sharon Kewish, for a $100 donation. • Kathleen Krais, for a $100 donation in memory of Frank Killino. • Carol Laube, for a $50 donation. • Jennifer Macomber, for a $50 donation. • Steven Makai & Phyllis Magaletto-Makai, for a $25 donation. • John McGraw, for a $25 donation in memory of Frank J. Killino. • Ralph & Esther Milnes, for a $125 donation. • Jami Morinville, for a $100 donation to the Cape May Lighthouse in memory of Coach Kevin Walter from the Morinville Family. • Venita O’Hanlon, for a $20 donation. • Thomas & Ellen Palumbo, for a $50 donation. • Lisa Papotto, for a $25 donation in memory of Frank J. Killino. • Justine Philyaws, for a $25 donation to the Cape May Lighthouse In honor of Dave Hunter and the many field trips we took to the lighthouse. • Della M. Porter, Susan & Joey Hamran, for a $50 donation in memory of Frank Killino. • Philip Syng Reese, for a $100 donation. • Marlena & Uri Taeuzer, for a $18 donation In Memory of Nancy Jan’s Beloved Mother. • Vintage BYOB, for an in-kind donation of food and beverages for the June 16 Friends of the Cape May Music Festival Event. • Victoria Wagner, for a $75 donation to the
Volunteers of the Month MAY: Rev. Jeannette Block JUNE: Craig Coughlin JULY: Sue Carroll
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Cape May MAC Crafts & Collectibles Shows continue through this fall and holiday season. Cape May MAC’s annual festivals and events are family friendly. capemaymac.org
Physick Estate in memory of Frank Killino. • Ernestine Zeli-Bove, for a $25 donation to the Physick Estate in memory of Frank Killino. TICKET BUYERS WHO ADDED A DONATION WHEN PURCHASING TICKETS Wayne & Elizabeth Anthony, Robert Antonelli, Louis Bachetti, Donna Benton, Eleanora Burns, Liberty Camp, Teresa Carter, Annesa Chan, Mary Cioffi, Joanne Clarkson, Bari Lu Cooper, Susan Curley, Diana DeCarlo, Andrea Diamond, Laura diZerega, Chad Durling, Nancy Farmer, Julie Folker, Ray & Barbara Force, Katherine Gibbons, Thomas Gillis, Lorry Glogowski, Shawn Goense, Blair Gordon, Heidi Hendrickson, Jennifer Hilt, Daniel Hufnagel, Richard Iazzetta, Julianna Inglima, Rachel Isaacson, Robert Jamieson, John Kachur, Bernard Kelly, Marianne Lanczycki, Lorie Lavinson, David Lawler, Karen Leibowitz, Cheryl Magee, Alexander Massoud, Andrew Mayer, Frank Miller, Martha Miller, Rita Modesti, Anna Molloy, Michaela Morgan, James Moser, April Jill Nicolai, Colleen Nichols, Christina O’Meara, Colette Perrone, Alissa Randall, Gail Reilly, Nel Rennison, Shemika Rios, Theresa Ruane, Thor Ruskoski, Justin Ruth, Andrew Savio, Marisa Santiago, Zachary Schwartz, Joan Schofield, Zora Shuck, Kenneth Smith, Courtney Stanzione, Denise Stasuk, Michel Tarabocchia, Susan Taylor, Brett Trainor, Stacia Waren, Evelyn Webb, Mary Werkheiser, Gloria Worrall.
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• Jill Bellarmino, for completing Collections inventory and condition reports. • Roger Henry, for polishing the brass on the trolleys and Ford Model T. • Mary Stewart, for presenting Museum Education programs for the Blind Center of the Jersey Cape. Tour Department Assistance: Joyce Barth, Janet Coupland, Kathleen Familetti, Peggy Gora, Carol Hartman, Barbara Lamont, Harry Schmidt.
Archiving Project Volunteers: Sue Carroll, Janet Coupland, Kelly Redington. Cape May Music Festival Volunteers: Sharon Agin, Bill & Tina Angstadt, Cathy Baldacchini, Tony Collemaccine, Bill & Sue Currie, Chris DuBois, Christina & George Fore, Scott Griffith, Bob & Alice Haber, Roger Henry, Mary & Tedd McKenney, Dave & Kathy Morais, Anne Stephany, Carole Ulmer, Carolyn Vinci. Gardens of Cape May Tour Volunteers: Cathy Baldacchini, Melanie Bateman, Susan Brozina, Eileen Cassidy, Janet Coupland, Sue Currie, Chris DuBois, Jan Dwyer, Donna Flegal, Lynne Glasser, Alice Haber, Carol Lindsay, Bill McCray, Kathy Morais, MaryAnn Mosso, Jan Randle, Carolyn Vinci.
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Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1) Stretch out on your lawn chair or blanket or relax under the tent during this festival that celebrates the best of summer in Cape May and was named one of the 5 Best New Jersey Summer Festivals by CBS NY. Have fun cracking open freshly steamed crabs or peel a handful of steamed shrimp and savor these seaside favorites. Choose from other summertime favorites including crab cake sandwiches and pulled pork sandwiches. Stop by the hot dog stand and visit food trucks and vendors offering an eclectic variety of tasty items for purchase, including selections from Empanada Mama, Matt’s Barbeque, House of Cupcakes, Mermaid Mutineer, Crespella and Bake ’n Bacon. Wash down these delicious summertime foods with craft beers from local and regional breweries on the estate lawn. Purchase and enjoy a variety of local and regionally crafted beers including those from Cape May Brewing Company, Slack Tide Brewing Company, MudHen Brewing Company and Gusto Brewing Company, along with selections from the Harrison Beverage truck. A selection of spirits will be available at the Tito’s Handmade Vodka stand. Wine also will be available for purchase. Pirate Pete’s Soda will offer specialty sodas and a water station will also be available at the Cape May MAC tent. Listen to live music on the outdoor stage beginning at 11 a.m. Bring a lawn chair or spread out your beach blanket for a great afternoon of back-to-back musical performers including The HoneyHawks, Andy Reeves, The Geno White Trio, Jake Tavill and BlueOx.
Explore the variety of crafts and collectibles vendors on the estate grounds selling hand-made and vintage items. Bring the entire family to enjoy kidfriendly activities including acrobats from Mystery Circus Arts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. who will perform on the high wire and entertain children and adults with close-up magic throughout the day. Mackie the stilt walker will greet guests on the grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Well-behaved pets on a leash are welcome. A dog-friendly refreshment area will be available to help keep pets happy and hydrated. Admission to the grounds is free. There will be a charge for crabs, food and
beverages. Commemorative pint glasses will be available for purchase. Free and paid parking is available off site. Free trolley shuttles will operate throughout the day for select off-site parking. A parking map will be available with parking locations and trolley stops. For more information visit capemaymac.org or call 609-884-5404. Proceeds of the event benefit Cape May MAC’s free educational outreach programs. Plan to join this family celebration at the Physick Estate of the best of summer in Cape May, and look forward to this fall when the Harvest Brew Fest returns as well, Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. -- SK
Volunteers (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12) Lessons of History Team: Joan Dempsey, Myles Martel, George Schu, Chris Traficante. Lighthouse Family Fun Crafts Volunteers: Nancy Battagliese, Bill Currie, Maureen Gallagher, Alice Peggy Ose, Carole Ulmer, Carolyn Vinci, Rita Walls, Barb Whitlock.
Show & Sue Haber, & Lew
Physick Estate Crafts & Collectibles Volunteers: Melanie Bateman, Megan Kately. Physick Estate Grounds Team: Tom Carroll, Jan Dwyer, Walt Gabriel, Bob Gorgone, Carol Lindsay, Bill McCray, Dave Morais, Ben Ross, Bill Schlitzer, Harley Schuler, Theresa Schmal, Mike Smith, Ben & Michele Werner. www.capemaymac.org
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CBS NY named Cape May MAC’s Craft Beer, Music and Crab Festival in its 5 Best New Jersey Summer Festivals! Join us Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cape May MAC
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Truman (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1) and presidency of Harry S. Truman, who took office after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945 and served until 1953, is remarkable for several reasons. First, it’s pretty cool that we ... have the opportunity to see a U.S. president portrayed by his grandson on stage ... It’s also comforting to be reminded that we once had a president of the United States who was not only as tough as nails but also fair-minded, decent and well-read. ... John Staton Wilmington Star News (North Carolina) At one point, we are treated to a flashback of Truman delivering a speech on the Senate floor on wealth inequality and the corruption of big business, which doesn’t feel too far out of place with the sort of thing you might hear from someone like Bernie Sanders in 2018. At points when we hear Truman discuss controversial decisions such as the bombing of Hiroshima, or his disdain for pre-Trump extremists such as Joseph McCarthy, it’s easy to draw parallels between more modern presidents, such as President Obama, and the thinking that often went behind their decision-making processes as president ... Anthony J. Piccione OnStageBlog.com
Cape May MAC’s Lessons of History series continues Sunday, Oct. 10 with Clifton Truman Daniel reprising the role made famous by actor James Whitmore.
roles in two episodes of “Matlock” and played Roma Downey’s husband in the never-aired pilot for “Touched by an Angel.” Daniel most recently portrayed the role of President Harry S. Truman, his grandfather, in the award-winning independent film, “Second Samuel,” from Director/Executive Producer/Co-writer J. Wayne Patterson, Jr. “Give ’Em Hell, Harry! The life and presidency of Harry S. Truman as portrayed
Daniel is the oldest grandson of President Harry S. Truman and first lady, Bess Truman. He is the son of author Margaret Truman and former New York Times Managing Editor E. Clifton Daniel, Jr. Daniel is honorary chairman of the board of the Truman Library Institute, Kansas City, Mo., and board secretary of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. He is author of “Growing Up with My Grandfather: Memories of Harry S. Truman” and “Dear Harry, Love Bess: Bess Truman’s Letters to Harry Truman, 19191943.” In addition to portraying his famous grandfather on stage, Daniel is a soughtafter lecturer on various aspects of the Truman presidency, as well as United States and White House history. As an actor, Daniel has appeared in more than a dozen productions with Wilmington, N.C.’s Opera House Theatre Company, including Ensign Pulver in “Mr. Roberts,” Nathan Detroit in “Guys and Dolls,” Mortimer Brewster in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Randle P. McMurphy in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and Antonio Salieri in “Amadeus.” He has also had supporting Page 14 • Summer 2021
by his grandson Clifton Truman Daniel” is Sunday, Oct. 10, at 5 p.m. at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave. Tickets are $40 adults, $15 students and teachers. Tickets are limited. To purchase tickets call 609-884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac. org. This event is co-sponsored by Cape May MAC and Martel & Associates (Myles & Leslie Martel). -- SK
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This fall, Cape May MAC’s Sherlock Holmes Weekends present “Sherlock Holmes and Making the Grade” at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., on Oct. 29-31 and Nov. 5-7. Can you match wits with the great detective? capemaymac.org
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