FRIENDS EVENTS

FRIENDS OF THE PHYSICK ESTATE

Throughout the year, the Friends of the Physick Estate presents a variety of entertaining events that help raise funds for continued preservation of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate.

Chanticleer House & Garden

Wayne, PA. Philadelphia Main Line.

Thursday, April 23
Motorcoach will leave the Bayshore Mall (Big Lots side) at 8am and return approximately 5pm

Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. The garden is a study of textures and forms, where foliage trumps flowers, the gardeners lead the design, and even the drinking fountains are sculptural. It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home. Guided group tours of the Chanticleer House and garden last 90 minutes.

MORE ABOUT THE HOUSE & GARDENS

Lunch will be at the Terrace Buffet Luncheon at Radnor Hotel
Serving the Main Line for over 50 years, The Radnor Hotel has earned an award-winning reputation as a first-class hotel with exceptional service. You can trust The Radnor to surpass your expectations and make your special event truly memorable.

Cost: $90 per person

for tickets or information, call 609-884-5404

FRIENDS OF THE CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE
 

FRIENDS OF THE WORLD WAR II LOOKOUT TOWER

Armed Forces Day
Saturday, May 16: 11am

This annual ceremony honors the dedicated military men and women who help preserve the nation’s freedom. The World War II Lookout Tower, open to the public since 2009, tells the story of Cape May’s role in wartime. Located on Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township, near Cape May Point, it is also the perfect setting to pay tribute to those who served. Sponsored by the Friends of the World War II Look-out Tower, an affinity group of MAC. Free admission to the Tower today.

FRIENDS OF MUSEUM EDUCATION

Learning is a life-long endeavor. Your membership in the Friends of Museum Education will help sustain relevant, accessible and diverse educational opportunities for people of all ages. Only with your support can we continue to share artistic, cultural, and historic programs that are exhilarating and enlightening. 

EXPLORING HISTORY
WITH THE FRIENDS OF MUSEUM EDUCATION

Cape May United Methodist Church
635 Washington St.: 4pm

Jan. 23:  U-Boats and Cape May in World War II
Explore the threat that lurked right off our coastline and the impact of U-Boats on World War II. Presenters: Rich Chiemingo and Helen Mashuda


Feb. 13: The Presidents in Cape May
An informative look at a few of the presidents who frequented Cape May and how they enjoyed themselves while they were here. Presenter: Ben Ridings


Feb. 20:  Victorian Architecture
An overview on the importance of Architecture in Cape May and its unmistakable impact on the area. Presenter: Tom Carroll

April 16: In honor of National Math Month...

Yes, Victorian Women Did Use That 4-Letter Word-MATH

Can you name three female mathematicians? How about three Victorian female mathematicians? If you cannot, then come and learn about the trials, triumphs, and even scandals of the Victorian women who overcame major obstacles to pursue their passion for mathematics. Presenter: Donna Szemcsak


May 7: The Evolution of the Bicycle
Get a close-up look at the vehicle that moved the Victorians into the future. Literally! Presenter: Tom Carroll.


Light refreshments/snacks/desserts will be provided. 
 

Admission: Free for Friends of Museum Education and MAC Members; $5 for non-members

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Song Spectacular

APRIL 18: 12noon

Cape May Lutheran Church

509 Pittsburgh Ave.

Take a journey through sight, sound and serenade with our favorite Lighthouse Keeper and maestro Rich Chiemingo. Celebrate our favorites and one of MAC's favorites with Rich's spectacular send-off in song. 

Free for MAC members, $5 at the door for public

 Light refreshments served

Donations welcome!

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The Irish in Victorian America

May 2: 1pm

Cape May Lutheran Church

509 Pittsburgh Ave.

Presented by the Friends of Museum Education in partnership with the Greater Cape May Historic Society

Join author and historian Gene Barr as he discusses how Irish immigrants and first generation Irish-Americans played a critical role in the American Civil War. Their fighting prowess was legendary and much Irish blood was spilled on numerous battlefields. This talk will explore some of the more fascinating stories of the Irish and discuss how others viewed them during the 1860s.

Tea and cookies will be served and books will be available for autograph and sale. 

 

$20 at the door; $15 for Members of the Historic Society, MAC or the Civil War Round Table

Donations welcome!

FRIENDS OF THE CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Friends of the Cape May Music Festival share a passion for classical music. Help us support the Festival during its three-week residency in May and June and extend its presence in the community year-round through related activities and events.

Once in a Hundred Years: 
The Life and Legacy 
of Marian Anderson

 

A film by Bill Nicoletti
Harbor Square Theater
271 96th St., Stone Harbor, NJ

Friday, Feb. 21

"ONCE IN A HUNDRED YEARS" refers to the quote of the great conductor Arturo Toscanini who once told Marian Anderson: "A voice like yours is heard once in a hundred years." Marian Anderson's story continues to inspire people from very different backgrounds and her achievements in overcoming bigotry have secured her a place as a true pioneer internationally and in her home town of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. We walk the streets where she lived; talk to the people who knew her, knew her family, and someone she babysat; see where she was educated and went to church; and marvel at how she was able to transcend humble beginnings to sing for tens of thousands of people, and for Presidents and queens on the world's stages.


Doors open 8:45pm

Presentation at 9pm
 Panel discussion and Q & A with filmmakers after film
Tickets: $12 Available online at Harborsquaretheatre.com 
or in person at Harbor Square

CLICK HERE FOR FILM PREVIEW