The church began under the leadership of a run-away slave, John West. In 1823, young West passed through the plantation gates, telling his master that he was "going to church." West and a companion walked from North Carolina, crossed the Delaware Bay, and ended up in New Jersey.
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Local arts and history groups can apply for project and general operating funding through the Cape May County Department of Tourism, Public Information and Culture and Heritage Re-grant Program.
The Marine Electric, a 605-foot cargo ship, as seen underway before its capsizing and sinking on Feb. 12, 1983. The converted WWII-era ship fo…
This program, from archives and public records sources, is about Cape May County supporting our military in peace and war throughout our 325 year history.
Patricia sent digital copies of the records, scans of photographs and documents, and a write up about the Hoke’s lives to the Veterans History Project.
The Center for Community Arts (CCA) once again presents an exhibit in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) that highlights and illuminates African-American life and history in Cape May and the surrounding region.
The Society notes that the award is presented in recognition of the students' advocacy and commitment to county history.
Thomas’ presentation, gleaned from the County Clerk’s Public Records Archives, focused on the county’s early Quakers, Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Jews and Roman Catholics.