Greater Cape May Historical Society

THE COLONIAL HOUSE
HOME OF THE GREATER CAPE MAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Preserving & Sharing the History of Cape May

Memucan Hughes, a member of one of the whaler yeomen families, had the Colonial House built on Washington Street before the Revolutionary War.There is evidence that he used it as a Tavern during his service as Commissary and Mustermaster.

When Israel Hughes, Memucan's first son married Mary Eldridge in 1806, this simple six room structure became their home. Today the museum gives you the unique opportunity to imagine Hughes' family life on old Cape Island.

Your visit to our Colonial House Museum Shop supports our effort to collect, preserve, interpret and share the history of Greater Cape May. Join us at the Colonial House exhibits and at our monthly meetings.

OPEN DAILY 10 AM - 2 PM
JUNE 15 - SEPTEMBER 15
MONTHLY MEETINGS
SEPTEMBER THROUGH JUNE WITH GUEST SPEAKERS
SUMMER EXHIBITS | VICTORIAN WEEK EXHIBITS
FIREHOUSE AUCTION | MUSEUM SHOP

Enjoy The Benefits of Membership
Individual Membership $10.00
Joint Membership $15.00
Business Membership $35.00
Contributing Membership $25.00
Sponsor Membership $50.00
Patron Membership $100.00 or more
Life Membership $250.00

HISTORY COMES ALIVE IN OUR NEWSLETTER
"HOMESPUN" - Winter 2001 Edition

"HOMESPUN" Archives
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Mailing Address:
Box 495, Cape May, NJ 08204
Telephone: (609) 884-9100

Address: 653 1/2 Washington St. Cape May


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