Carroll Gallery Exhibits

Throughout the year, the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House is home to changing exhibits that bring Cape May history to life. Visit scenes from the Victorian era or explore Cape May’s African American heritage; reminisce on years past or become a kid again when the Gallery turns into a holiday wonderland.


The Carroll Gallery is fully accessible

For information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278

Moore History: The Story of William J. Moore of Cape May

Jan. 16 - April 9, 2017

The Center for Community Arts 2017 African-American History Exhibit presents “Moore History:  The life and works of William J. Moore” opening Jan. 16. The CCA History Committee has selected important original documents, objects, and photographs of Mr. Moore’s long and honored life.



William J. Moore was principal of the segregated  West Cape May Elementary Annex school for almost 50 years, inspiring many of his students to go on to college and careers. He served as the executive of Cape May Golf Club and then the pro at Cape May Tennis Club, which was named in his honor at his 100th birthday. He raised nine children with his wife, Susie (Smothers) Moore, and founded the William J. Moore Scholarship Fund.



Many of his students and friends remember him to this day. Their testimonies and recollections accompany Mr. Moore’s own words and those of his children.


Call 884-7525 for details.


Cape May’s Stormy Past:

From the Pages of the First Resort

April 28-Oct. 9, 2017

“At the southernmost tip of New Jersey, Cape May is especially vulnerable to the elements. Hurricanes, Nor’easters, and blizzards, have all left the city with a flood of memories and haunting images of utter devastation. Exhibit Curator Ben Miller, author of Exit Zero’s bestselling book, The First Resort, provides visitors with an unforgettable look at iconic storms that have ravaged Cape May, and a greater appreciation for the awesome power wielded by Mother Nature.”

Cape May and Elsewhere:
The Paintings of Elan Zingman-Leith
October 13-29, 2017

Elan Zingman-Leith is the former Curator of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). He and his wife, Susan, moved to Cape May to open their bed and breakfast, Leith Hall Historic Seashore Inn, in 1989. Elan is also an author and has been a painter in oils for more than 50 years. His paintings are landscapes, cityscapes, and waterscapes. Elan and Susan travel to Europe each winter and his paintings reflect his interest in the effects of light and weather, and in architecture. His locations include Cape May and places around the Mediterranean in Portugal, Spain, France, Morocco, and especially in Italy. His style is traditional, often with the colors of the impressionists, but seldom with the broken brushwork of their style. Many of the paintings in this exhibit are now for sale, and a portion of the proceeds benefit MAC.

Open daily,  hours vary.  Free admission.



November 17, 2017 - January 1, 2018

The Carroll Gallery at the Physick Estate becomes a Christmas wonderland this time of year. It's all about the wonder of Christmas morning with model trains and a Dept. 56 Dickens Village beneath the boughs of a giant tree. You can actually stand under our tree and feel like a kid on Christmas morning! Kids can write a letter to Santa and leave it in his special mail box.


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The annual Christmas exhibit in the Gallery features the underside of a giant tree, beneath which you'll find toys, trains, and an extensive collections of Dickens Village buildings.