Newsletter Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities VOLUME XLIII, ISSUE 3         SUMMER 2013 MAC’s Craft Beer & Crab Fest...
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MAC’s Craft Beer & Crab Festival returns on August 10 You won’t want to miss delicious family fun with steamed crabs, local and regional craft beers and all-day entertainment when the Craft Beer & Crab Festival returns to the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Named one of the five best New Jersey Summer Festivals by CBS NY, the Craft Beer & Crab Festival features freshly steamed crabs and other summer favorites including crab cake sandwiches, corn on the cob and pulled pork, and local and regional craft beers under the tent in the beer garden. Everyone can enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, cookies, soda and freshly squeezed lemonade and can cool off with ice cream , water ice and non-beer beverages. Chaired by Diane and Graydon Hutchinson, the festival raises funds to support MAC’s many educational outreach programs and is made possible with major funding by PNC Bank, Gold Coast Production Management and Nobil Food Service, as


Lincoln authority Harold Holzer will be the second distinguished lecturer in our annual “Lessons of History” series.

Holzer lecture on Lincoln featured on October 13   Join us on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m., as one of the nation’s most prominent MAC 1st Vice President Diane Hutchinson, and her son, Graydon, plan to reprise their smash hit of 2012 with our 2nd Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival.

Music Festival ends in grand style The 24th annual Music Festival ended June 13 on a high note, with a lovely concert at the Episcopal Church of the Advent featuring the one musician who has been present at every festival since its inauguration. Alan R. Kay, clarinetist and artistic director of the New York Chamber Ensemble, began the program with a solo work and ended it as part of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. Alan promises to return for the 25th anniversary season, with more masterly programming. This concert was the culmination of a series that included our annual Young People’s Concert, three Bach’s Lunches, nine mainstage concerts, our annual Gala and an online auction. Our free kick-of concert on May 26 in the Rotary Bandstand featured the Atlantic Brass Band in the perfect Memorial Day concert. It was a perfect night for an outdoor con-

cert and the park was filled to overflowing. Immediately preceding the concert, Doug and Anna Marie McMain hosted our annual gala in their lovely home. Catered by the Washington Inn, the event was a great way to get the series started. We returned to Cape May Convention Hall for three concerts in our series. We enjoyed the country tones of Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers on May 30 and then returned on June 2 for a lively concert of Irish music featuring Girsa. In Gaelic, girsa means young girl and the band was just that, five young, high energy musicians who have been performing together since they were young girls. The City of Cape May joined us in sponsoring the concert and we were able to offer it to residents and visitors at no charge. On June 9, we hosted the second annual


authorities on Abraham Lincoln, author, historian and consultant to the 2012 film “Lincoln,” Harold Holzer, delivers his lecture “Lessons from Lincoln: The Poetry and Prose of Freedom” — the second lecture in MAC’s annual Lessons of History Distinguished Lecture Series — at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St. The lecture will be followed by a meet-the-speaker reception hosted by Doug and Anna McMain at The Queen Victoria B & B, 102 Ocean St. Holzer is chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, official successor organization of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, which he co-chaired for nine years, appointed by President Bill Clinton. Holzer is not only an engaging speaker, he is the author,


In This Issue Coming Attractions ......... Pages 3 & 4 From the Director.......................Page 5 Membership News .....................Page 6 Recent Happenings....................Page 2 Thank You Department.......Pages 7-11

RECENT HAPPENINGS Wrap-up (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1) George Mesterhazy Tribute Concert, under the direction of gifted jazz pianist Barry Miles. Each of the participating musicians, Dean Schneider, Joe Barrett, Andy Vernon and Paula Johns, remembered George, who passed away a little more than a year ago, in their own special musical way. The New York Chamber Ensemble presented two additional concerts, the first featuring harpist Stacy Shames and vocalist Wonjung Kim (who happens to be the new Mrs. Alan R. Kay), in a program of French and American music for instrument and voice. The second was a program of Baroque music with harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire. The chamber series was rounded out by the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players, whose program included Schubert’s Death and the Maiden Quartet. On June 6, Jed Gaylin and the BayAtlantic Symphony performed with guitar soloist Max Zuckerman. Max was featured in two concerti, one by Vivaldi and the by Villa Lobos. This young musician wowed the crowd at the First Presbyterian Church. Members of the Bay-Atlantic visited us weekly to present the Bach’s Lunches, which were again a hot ticket during the festival. Our on-line auction through Bidding for Good opened on May 26 with the first concert and closed immediately before the last concert. The auction raised more than $8,000 in support of the series, due to the wonderful donations from local businesses. The auction had everything you needed to enjoy a stay in Cape May- overnight packages, dining gift certificates, tickets to tours and events. Please see the Thank You Department for a complete list. The Young People’s Concert this year featured an original script, “The Tiny Mustache,” telling the story of teenagers in the Terezin Concentration Camp. Teachers at Lower Cape May Regional High School and Teitelman Junior High helped us choose the theme to coordinate with the Holocaust Studies program in both school. Composer Eliot

With Holocaust Survivor Margrit Rustow (center) sharing her wartime experiences, our Young People’s concert on May 29 at Lower Cape May Regional High School Auditorium received a standing ovation -- from middle and high school students, no less!

Bailen worked with teachers Sandy BeaneFox, John Drechen, Julie Heck and Amy Souder and their students to create the words and music for the piece. On May 29, Margrit Rustow, a Holocaust survivor who was the inspiration for the story, joined the combined high school and junior high school chorus, student actors and musicians to serve as narrator for the piece. The audience included students from both schools who had the rare opportunity to hear history first hand. On a bittersweet note, the only thing missing from this performance was Paul Mathis, the theater manager and former LCMRHS teacher who has been integral to the Young People’s concert for many years. At the time, Paul was battling cancer. Very shortly thereafter, we learned that he had passed away.


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Spring Wrap-up The Friends groups have been very active all Spring. The weekend of April 19-21 saw not one, not two but all three groups hosting events. The Friends of the Physick Estate sponsored a very successful Uptown Abbey Tea with Trivia on Friday; the Friends of the World War II Tower hosted two experts on Fort Miles and Coastal Defenses on Saturday afternoon; and the Friends of the Lighthouse held their first annual Pig Roast later that evening. The Friends of the Physick Estate also hosted two very successful “Behind the Scenes” Tours in May and June, introduced the 1909 phonograph they donated to the collection and held a birthday party for Dr. Physick’s 158th birthday. The Friends of the World War II Tower sponsored a very well attended Armed Forces Day Celebration at the Tower on May 19. A highlight of the day was the Flag ceremony by the local Elks Lodge, displaying the history of the flag. Bob Mullock read a very moving letter from Col. Henry Sawyer to his son, a document that had never before been read in public. Not to be outdone, the Friends of the Lighthouse sponsored a Full


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Kids and Family Events

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Families will enjoy these special lighthouse events: National Lighthouse Day Wednesday, Aug. 7: 9am-2pm: It’s a pirate invasion at the Cape May Lighthouse! Make your own pirate hat, listen to songs of the sea, meet the lighthouse keepers, shop for nautical merchandise, and more, on the grounds of the Cape May Lighthouse. Free admission to the activities, separate admission to climb. Keeper’s On Duty and Lighthouse Storytime Sundays through Sept. 1: 11am and 12noon: Sunday is fun day at the Cape May Lighthouse with these free family programs. At 11am, bring the kids to the perfect prelude to a lighthouse climb, Keeper’s on Duty, and learn the historic beacon’s story, as told by one of the current keepers at the Education Center in Cape May Point State Park (adjacent to the Cape May Lighthouse). At 12noon, hear nautical tales and lighthouse adventure stories during Lighthouse Storytime. Family Fun Day at the Lighthouse Wednesday, Aug. 14: 9am-2pm: Enjoy kid-friendly activities, pirates, performers, entertainment and unique crafts vendors at the base of the lighthouse. Free admission to activities on the grounds.

Stories About Our Past... Especially for Kids

Kids at the Café Special luncheon events and a kid-friendly menu daily 11am to 4pm at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom

Children will enjoy historic tours geared to their level: Cape May Family Treasure Hunt Explore Cape May at your own pace and uncover architectural elements from a kid’s perspective with this self-guided treasure hunt packet containing a clues sheet and map. $5 per packet. Children’s Trolley Ride Sundays-Thursdays through Sept. 1: 4pm Board MAC’s jolly red trolley for a guided tour of Cape May’s Historic District, geared specially children. $7. Physick Estate Children’s Tour Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 28: 10:30am Find out what life was like more than 125 years ago on guided tours of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, geared to children. $7. Family Fridays at the Physick Estate Fridays through Aug. 30: 11:15am, 12:15pm Enjoy this interactive, family-oriented guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, and save money, too. $10 adults, one child free with each paying adult.

Teddy Bear Tea Party Sunday, Aug. 18: 12noon Celebrate Teddy’s 111th birthday during the final Teddy Bear Tea Party of the season. Bring your favorite bear (or dolly) and enjoy kid-friendly menus with Teddy at the table. $18 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-12). Princesses & Pirates Luncheon Fridays through Aug. 23: 11:30am Young buccaneers and little maidens are invited to lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom with princess- and pirate-themed activities and a story, too. $23 for adults, $15 for children (ages 3-12).

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Saturdays, Aug. 10, Sept. 14: 10am-5pm: Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or the Spirit of Cape May to view and photograph historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Includes complimentary continental breakfast in the morning and a lavish buffet lunch. A cash bar is available. Tickets $99.


Sunday, Aug. 11: 8pm: New in 2013! Join the Friends of the Physick Estate for a Downton Abbey-themed cruise across the Delaware Bay on board the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Outbound test your knowledge of Downton Abbey with a trivia contest. On the return, you’ll be treated to an illustrated program on the Fashions of the Downton Abbey era. Period dress encouraged! Leaves from Cape May terminal. $18 for Friends of the Physick Estate and $23 for non-members who register in advance through the Ferry reservation system; other passengers can pay $5 at the door of the Crows Nest Lounge.


Sunday Sept. 8: 7pm: Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse invite you on board the Cape May Lewes-Ferry, MV Delaware, to hear stories of “The Deadliest Cape” and “Meet the Keeper” as you listen to maritime facts, tales and lore in the Crow’s Nest Lounge and enjoy the sunset. Advanced registration required, which includes walk-on round-trip ferry passage and program. $18 for Friends of the Lighthouse and $28 for non-members. Registration for members open immediately; registration for non-members opens seven days prior to sailing.


Saturday, Sept. 14: 6pm: The Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Physick Estate hosts a sampling dinner to celebrate the harvest, inspired by local products and co-sponsored by the Seaside Cheese Company and the Cape May Winery. Sponsors will be on hand to discuss their products and pairings. Enjoy butlered hors d’oeuvres, cheese sampling, a salad course, and a sampling of three dinner entrees and two desserts. Each course is paired with wine from the Cape May Winery. Sorry, we cannot accommodate children. Reserve early for this popular, limited event! $85. Accessible.


Sunday, Sept. 15: Noon-3 pm : Here’s the perfect pairing for a fall afternoon at the shore! Tour the vineyard, enjoy live entertainment, sample the fine wines at Hawk Haven Vineyard and choose your favorite to complement a traditional clambake of steamed clams, lobster tail, corn on the cob, shrimp, mussels and more. Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, 600 South Railroad Ave. in Rio Grande. $50.


Sunday, Sept. 15, Monday, Sept. 16, Wednesday, Sept. 18 and Thursday, Sept. 19: 6pm: Board MAC’s trolley for a five-course gourmet feast. Five different premier restaurants will each serve a course, which will be paired with wine from the sponsoring winery. A winery representative will explain pairings. A trolley shuttle between restaurants is provided. Reserve


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Ghost Hunts Ghosts, Guides & Goodies at the Physick Estate

Tuesday, Aug. 20: 8pm: Hear stories of unexplained occurrences inside the 1879 Physick Estate, from the very guides who know the estate intimately. Afterwards, enjoy dessert and some tales of our Carriage House caretaker. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Physick Estate and Friends of the Lighthouse. $20 Friends members; $25 non-members.

Ghost 101 Investigation

Saturday, Aug. 24: 6:30pm: Join paranormal research team Ghost-One for an investigation at the reputedly haunted Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. First, enjoy a delicious dinner at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom as the team explains their investigating techniques. Then, enter the 1879 mansion with a member of GhostOne and try your hand at some of their investigating tools and do EVP readings. Limited to 50 people. $45 per person.

Full Moon Ghost Hunt with Ghost-One

Saturday, Sept. 21: 7:45pm: Try your hand using some of the investigating tools from Ghost-One, a paranormal research team, and experience their ghost hunts up close as you search different rooms inside the Physick Estate. Discuss your findings over dessert. $30.

Midnight at the Physick Estate

Friday, Oct. 25: 11pm: 25 lucky people get to spend midnight in the haunted Physick Estate with author and ghost investigator Craig McManus, who will share his experiences and perhaps channel a spirit or two. $35 per person.

17th Annual Food & Wine Celebration

Sept. 14-22: Treat yourself with special events centered on great food and wine that celebrate the harvest. New in 2013! A Taste of Cape May at Cape May Convention Hall with food and wine-related merchandise and delicious samples. Visit the vineyards at a Cape May Clambake, enjoy annual favorites like the Harvest Food & Wine Tasting and Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, along with winery tours, a Beer Tasting Dinner, a new Bourbon Tasting Dinner, gourmet lunches, tastings, lectures and more!

41st Annual Victorian Weekend

Oct. 11-15: Celebrate the Victorian heritage of Cape May along with the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address during our 41st annual event featuring a lecture, “Lessons from Lincoln: The Poetry & Prose of Freedom,” by renowned author and historian Harold Holzer, a Civil War Fashion Show & Brunch, Private Homes Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, crafts and antiques show, food and wine events, and more.

Halloween Happenings

Oct. 18-31: Experience the “spirited” side of historic Cape May with two weeks of specially-themed tours and events including A Walk with the Ghost Writer, Madame Parmentier’s Psychic Teas, Scarecrow Alley, Midnight at the Physick Estate, Historic Haunts Combination Tours, Phantoms of the Physick Estate and more.

Sherlock Holmes Weekend

Nov. 1-3: Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Anima Orbis” and stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for valuable prizes. Full packages are $180 per couple or $95 per person and include a welcome reception, performances, tour, luncheon and a gift. Weekend overnight packages are available. You can purchase the Search for Clues Tour on Saturday, Nov. 2 separately for $15.

Cape May’s 8th Annual Designer Show House Daily through Oct. 31 Don’t miss this year’s Designer Show House, The Cavalier Cottage, at 1109 Washington Street, sponsored by South Jersey House & Home magazine. The house is open from 1pm to 4pm daily for self-guided tours and at 7pm nightly except Saturdays for guided evening tours. The design of the Cavalier Cottage is reminiscent of the Southern Mansion or the Mainstay Inn on a more intimate scale. More than a dozen living spaces spotlight the creativity of local and regional designers. Admission is $15. Combine a tour with dinner at one of Cape May’s fine restaurants ($50), or lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom ($35) or a tour of the Physick Estate ($22).

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early; limited to 34 people per night. $125 (gratuity included).


Sunday, Sept. 22: 1pm-4pm: New in 2013! Cape May Convention Hall hosts five Cape May area wineries and Cape May’s fine restaurants, along with local artisans and crafts persons displaying their food and wine-related merchandise. Entertainment provided by the Herb Moore Trio. Admission $30


Thursday, Sept. 26: 1pm: The Wardian case is a sealed container that protects plants, a forerunner to the present day terrarium. Join the Friends of the Physick Estate at their meeting at the Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave. and learn “How to Make a Wardian Case.”


Saturday, Oct. 12: 1pm-3pm: Back in 2013! Tour five historic Inns, B&Bs and private homes and discover the unique collections at each. The owners will explain their private collections of favorite special items such as silver sets, teapots and figurines. $20 adults; $15 children (3-12).


Monday, Oct. 14: 10am: Discover what Civil War era gentlemen and ladies wore during a Civil War Fashion Show and Brunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. Living history presenters from Grand Oak Plantation will present this fashion show with an overview of Victorian clothing and foundations from day dresses to ball gowns, displayed on live models with commentary, accompanied by a delicious brunch. $25.

Evening Fun at the Physick Estate

Clueless at the Physick Estate: The Execution Mondays, Wednesdays through Aug. 28: 6:30pm and 8:30pm; Wednesday, Sept. 4: 6:30pm; and Saturdays, Sept. 7 – Oct. 5: 6:30pm and 8:30pm: A “whodunit” mystery where tourgoers try to determine the solution as they encounter suspects throughout the 1879 Emlen Physick House. Accessible with advance registration. $18. Trivia Contest and Improv Night Tuesdays through Aug. 27: 7pm, 9pm Make Tuesday nights your nights for fun at the Physick Estate! At 7 p.m. test your knowledge with a Trivia Contest, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Lighthouse and the Friends of the Physick Estate! $10 Friends/$12 non-Friends. Stick around for Improv at the Physick Estate at 9 p.m. and laugh at the unpredictable and hilarious outcomes! $12. Save $2 when you attend both events. Refreshments available.

Lighthouse Full Moon Climbs

Tuesday, Aug. 20, Saturday, Sept. 21 and Friday, Oct. 18: 8pm-10pm: Let the light of the full moon guide you up the 199 steps of the Cape May Lighthouse to the starry top. Free for Friends members; $7 for non-members and $3 for children (ages 3-12).

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FROM THE DIRECTOR A Tribute to Bill Carpenter

All lovers of the Cape May Music Festival were shocked and saddened by the sudden death on May 1 of our most generous benefactor -- Bill Carpenter. Bill was every non-profit director’s “dream come true.” I first met him the morning after an orchestra concert during the 2001 Music Festival. Out of the blue, I got a message that a Bill and Pat Carpenter had arrived at the Physick Estate, wishing to meet with me. How fortunate it was that I was in town that day and not tied up in a meeting! Fearing the worst (a complaint, perhaps, about some tour and event), you can imagine my relief when just the opposite proved to be the case. Bill introduced himself and his wife, Pat, as long-time Cape May visitors (Bill had been coming here for 74 of his 76 years) who had now relocated to Arizona. He explained that they had so enjoyed the preceding night’s concert that he wished to present a token of appreciation -- a check for $4,000. A year later, Bill was back in my office. He announced that he was such a fan of the Music Festival that he wished to set up an endowment to support it. Would we be willing to accept a series of multi-year donations (in which his personal contributions were matched by his former employer’s, PPG Industries), totaling $75,000? The only stipulation was that we zealously protect the principal of the endowment and use its proceeds to help support the Music Festival’s annual expenses. Our answer was to give Bill and Pat our MAC Honor Award at our Annual Meeting in November 2002. In the years since, Bill turned his engagement with MAC into a family affair. We sprang a surprise 80th birthday party on

At MAC’s 2002 Annual Meeting, the Carpenter Clan gathered to help us bestow our MAC Honor Award on Bill and Pat. Left to right: Anna Priester, Pat Carpenter, Reimer Priester, Bill Carpenter, Jane & Dan Valdes-Dapena, Sue Priester.

his wife, Pat, at the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom (before her sad descent into Alzheimer’s). His older daughter, Sue Priester, has become one of the Music Festival’s most munificent supporters, with her Priester Foundation donating $7,000 to $9,000 each year to the cause. Moreover, in 2009, she offered her home on Franklin Street to be that year’s Cape May Designer Show House -aptly named the “Carpenter Cottage.” His younger daughter, Jane Valdes-Dapena (and her husband, Dan), from their home in near-

Holzer lecture (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1) co-author, or editor of 43 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era, most recently “Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America” (2012), the official young-adult companion book for the Steven Spielberg film, “Lincoln.” He also served as Spielberg’s historical advisor in the making of the film. Holzer will discuss how, a century and a half ago this year, Abraham Lincoln made history twice, both in deed and word, first by ushering in freedom with his Emancipation Proclamation, and second by celebrating its “new birth” with his Gettysburg Address. How did Lincoln balance the prose and poetry of these canonical acts? Holzer will recount the year that Lincoln so deftly balanced

the political, military, and historic to preserve government of, by, and for the people. This is the second in the Lessons in History Distinguished Lecture Series, which began in 2012 with the inaugural lecture by Dr. Myles Martel, entitled, “Ronald Reagan’s Legacy: Lessons for Today’s Citizen Leaders.” This lecture is co-sponsored by MAC and Martel & Associates (Myles & Leslie Martel). Tickets for this limited event are $25 before Sept. 2 and $30 thereafter. The reception is an additional $20. To purchase tickets, please call 609-884-5404 or visit

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by Media, PA, have become avid participants at MAC’s tours and events. Jane deserves the credit for introducing us to Don Baldo, whose Ghost One investigations have become a popular staple of our Physick Estate programming. And we’ve been pleased to watch Bill’s grandchildren, Reimer and Anna Priester, blossom into maturity as the next generation of boosters for Cape May and the Arts. Bill’s last chapter with MAC began at a breakfast with Sue and me following a 2012 Music Festival concert. When it slipped out that I was midway through my 30th year as MAC’s Director, he demanded to know what was being done to celebrate the occasion. When I responded that I knew of nothing being planned (but hoped that there wouldn’t be another party -- the memory of the 25th anniversary bash at Congress Hall being more than sufficient), Bill exclaimed: “Then we should create an endowment in your honor.” True to his word, Bill, his daughters Sue and Jane, and MAC Board leader Tom Carroll have done exactly that. Stay tuned for more details in the months ahead. While he lived to the ripe old age of 88, Bill Carpenter was so vigorous to the end that his death was an awful shock to all of us who knew and loved him. While he will be deeply missed, he created a legacy with MAC and Cape May that will live forever. -- B. Michael Zuckerman, Ph.D.         

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Welcome New Members

Adriana Alberti & Amine Lamrabat of New York, NY; Kymberlie & Sean Berrien of Ridley Park, PA; Candy & David Gavornik of Jim Thorpe, PA; Doug & Terri Hamby of Villas, NJ; Christina Hutson & Brandi Smith of Stillwater, OK; Dorothy & Brian Kluk of Wilkes Barre Twp., PA; Joan & Jeremy Luciano of Hillsdale, NJ; Susan & John Negro of Hatboro, PA; Patricia & Anne O’Brien of Staten Island, NY; Gregory & Jacqueline Pawlowski of Newark, DE; Nadezda & Kirill Povysheva of Pittsburgh, PA; John & Cindy Reilly of Burke, VA; Sky Waterpeace & Danielle Mitchell of Pitman, NJ; Kathleen & Richard Witten of York Haven, PA; Janet Zeis & Norm Shirk of Exton, PA.


Fran & Dennis McKane of North Wildwood, NJ; Susan & William Stillwell of National Park, NJ; Anna Williams of Oreland, PA.


Barbara & Joseph Acerbo of Mt. Laurel, NJ; Dr. Edward & Patricia Allen of Trappe, PA; Frank & Johanna Berman of Dixon, IL; J.T. & Elizabethann Binstead of Narberth, PA; Scott & Susan Carter of Glen Ridge, NJ; Ruth & Wes Carver of Flourtown, PA; Darlene & Hurley Chavis of Erma, NJ; Rebecca Collier & Dwayne Kelchner of Upper Black Eddy, PA; James & Lori Danielson of Myerstown, PA; Ellen & Frank DeRose of Millburn, NJ; Ronald & Hazel Kunkelman of Newville, PA;

Become a Friend! Show your support for your favorite Cape May historic site by becoming a

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Greg & Susan Lessig of Ft. Myers, FL; Michael & Diane Moffo of Langhorne, PA; William & Lori Montalto of North Branford, CT; Quentin Moore & Jeanne Connelly of Little Egg Harbor, NJ; Sheila & Felicidad Moyer of Whitehall, PA; Christine & Jerry Pasquariello of Woodland Park, NJ; Dr. Nancy & John Rawlins of Clayton, NJ; Larry & Gail Rollin of Cleveland, GA; Marie & John Rothenwander of West Keansburg, NJ; Barbara Runion & Frank Yator of Hyattsville, MD; Cindy & Ed Russell of Cape May, NJ; Robert & Kim

Segers of Washington, DC; Harmeet Sethi & Balwinder Dua of Somerset, NJ; Susan & Robert Sloan of Paramus, NJ; Edward & Vercilla Solt of Lehighton, PA; Ruth & David Wenrich of Carlisle, PA; Stacey WilliamsBell of Oreland, PA; Doreen & Kelly Young of Philadelphia, PA; Janet & Jesse Zolan of Toms River, NJ.

Individual: Rachel Burns of Howell, NJ; Eloise Eith of Brick, NJ; Alma Jacobs of Blue Bell, PA; Anne Marr of Cape May, NJ; Chris Shoemaker of Cape May, NJ; Germaine VanMeensel of Washington, DC. Staff: John Ryan of North Cape May, NJ. Student: Ryan Pawlowski of Newark,

DE; Kaigi Shah of Jersey City, NJ; Hardik Trivedi of Jersey City, NJ.


Joint: Donald Merwin & Tina Giaimo of Cape May, NJ. Family: Robert Barr & Mary Mahon-Barr of Yardley, PA. Grandparent: Marc & Susan Murphy of Watertown, NY.


Joint: Anthony & Joyce Skibinsky of New Hope, PA.

Congratulations to: MAC 1st Vice President Diane Hutchinson, on the marriage of her son, Graydon, to Stacy Campbell; Todd & Kenna Wuerker (of Hawk Haven Winery), on the birth of their daughter, Semma.

Condolences to:

Presenting City Manager Bruce MacLeod (center) with our Encore Award at the May 22 Gala at the Landis Theater in Vineland were (left to right): MAC Director Michael Zuckerman, Secretary Jeff Elliott, President Doug McMain and Treasurer Mary McKenney. Page 6 • Summer 2013     

Susan Babineau-Roberts, on the death of her mother; MAC Interpreter Audrey Conant, on the death of her brother, Dan Kline; former MAC Communications Assistant Connie Corado, on the death of her mother, Olive Barry; the family, students and friends of Paul Mathis, a key partner in our Music Festival Educational Outreach program; MAC Visitor Services Associate Brian McGrath, on the death of his grandson in a moped accident; Steve Miller, on the death of his mother, Roselyn; Henry Satt and Goldie Satt Adams, on the death of their mother, Ruth (a long-time, generous supporter of the Cape May Music Festival).

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Annual Appeal Donations -Under $100 Donors: Beti Derbyshire, Karen Fynan, Richard & Anne Umbrecht.

Cape May Legacy Fund Donations -$2,000 and up Donors: The Queen Victoria B & B (Doug & Anna Marie McMain). -$250-$599 Donors: Earle & Barbara Hughes, Dane & Joan Wells. -$100-$249 Donors: The Original Fudge Kitchen (Joe & Paul Bogle). -Under $100 Donors: Stephen & Susan Irving, Alex & Susan Mecinski, Mark & Pat Ruskoski. Cape May Music Festival Donors (since our last Newsletter) -Trio Sponsor ($1,500-$1,999): ACIR (John & Sunday Grasso). -Quartet Sponsors ($1,000-$1,499): Jacobs Music (Terri Sikora), Montreal Inn (Larry & Joseph Hirsch). -Conductor’s Circle ($500 - $999): Bifrost Productions (Bob Alls), Mr. & Mrs. Warren K. Brodt, Catherine Rein. -Presenter’s Circle ($250-$499): Barb & Bill Killeen, Dottie & Mal Knapp, Barbara Rittenhouse, Stephen & Sandy Sheller, Jo Tolley, Karen VanVarick-McGuire. -Musician’s Circle ($100-$249): Les & Bobbi Aungst, Robert & Joan Barta, Gary & Tracy Bartlett, George & Kathleen Blinn, Capri Motor Lodge ( Patricia Schmucker & Terese Thompson), Corbin & Lynda Cogswell, Michael & Rosemary Eden, Chie Li

At the Music Festival’s June 12 Bach’s Lunch, major donor Sylvia Kuhner Baer was thanked by MAC Director Michael Zuckerman in the memorial garden adjoining the Cafe & Tearoom tent named for her parents, MAC’s founding President Fred and Sarita Kuhner.

Ee, Kate Emerson, Frank & Connie Felicetti, Charles & Nancy Getrost, Kim Gibbons, Susan Greene, Bob & Monica Heinly, Charles Henderson & Gale White, Roger Henry, Melanie W. Hopkins, Charles & Margaret Kealy, Anita LaPlaca, F.M & T.M. Mooney, Mary Ellen Norton, Palace Hotel of Cape May (Allyne Preston), Mary Anne & Henry Satt, Jane & Patrick Sbarra, Gary & Darcy Seagraves, Mary & Sandy Stewart. -Friends (Under $100): Ann Brecker, Anne Burrows, William & Susan Day, Margaret Eddington, Joel Fiedler, William

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At the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, NJ


Flounders, Stephen & Theresa Fox, Carolann Gaites, Adrienne Gallagher, Peggy Jane Graham, Joan P. Green, R.J. Scott Griffith, Stella & Ed Holmes, Thomas & Doris Italiano, Gloria MacLeod, Carol Macmillan, Eugene & Maria Mancuso, Richard Nowakowski, Thomas & Ellen Palumbo, Mary Ellen Poh, Betty Quinto, Arthur Scena, Annie Salvatore, Dolores Sullivan, Jack & Susan Wichterman. Cape May Music Festival On-Line Auction Donors: Adventure Aquarium, The Baileywicke (John & Nancy Bailey), Bay-Atlantic Symphony (Paul Heron & Jed Gaylin), Bedford Inn (Archie Kirk), Cabanas (Barbara Suelke), Cape Island Bike Rental (Anita & Tom Roth), Cape May National Golf Course (Bob Mullock), Cape May Smokehouse (Karen Feitelson), Cape May Stage (Roy Steinberg), Cape May Whale Watcher (Brigid Stewart), Cape May Winery (Toby Craig & Randall Segal), Cape Publishing (Bernie Haas), Carroll Villa (Mark Kulkowitz), Chalfonte Hotel (Bob Mullock & Nancy Granick), Colonial Inn Smithville (Wendie Fitzgerald), Congress Hall (John Daily), Cucina Rosa (David & Christina Clemans), East Lynne Theater Company (Gayle Stalhthuth), Evangelista Photography (Joe Evangelista), Exit Zero (Jack Wright), Fairthorne Cottage (Diane & Ed Hutchinson), Good Housekeepers (Dan & Bernadette Matthews), Heather & Roger Furlin, Harpoon Henry’s (Ed & Teresa Henry), Hawk Haven Winery (Todd & Kenn

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(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7) Wuerker), Historic Cold Spring Village (Annie Salvatore), Inn of Cape May (Beth Eastman), LaMer (Gus Andy), Leith Hall (Elan & Susan Zingman-Leith), Martini Beach (Barbara Suelke), The Merion Inn (Vicki Watson), Nature Center of Cape May (Gretchen Whitman), Paramount Air (Barbara Tomalino), Patricia Rainey Galleries (Patricia Rainey), The Queen Victoria B & B (Doug & Anna Marie McMain), Sand Barrens, Jody Swope, Virginia Hotel (John Daily). Donations Atlanticare Foundation/Heart Heroes, for a donation of an Automated External Defibrillator. Tom & Sue Carroll, for a $5,000 donation to the Michael Zuckerman Endowment for Collections. Mary Case, for a $100 donation to the Michael Zuckerman Endowment for Collections. Frances D. Ellison, for a donation of $100 in memory of Bill Carpenter. GABLES, for a $50 donation to the organization. Laura & Jason Garver, for a donation of an EE-91 Telephone to the World War II Lookout Tower. Margaret & Lowrie Glasgow, for a donation of $300 in memory of Bill Carpenter. Harriet M. Goldsmith, for a donation of $50 in memory of Bill Carpenter. Gary Hester, for a donation of $100 in memory of Bill Carpenter. Mary D. Hohman, for a donation of $50 in memory of Bill Carpenter. Diane Hutchinson (a.k.a., the Café Angel), for a donation of glassware and silverware to the Carriage House Café & Tearoom. Mrs. E. H. Kittredge, Jr., for a donation of $50 in memory of Bill Carpenter. Heather Looney, for a donation of $25 in memory of Ersi Iliopulos. Mary Louise Mims, for a donation of $50 in memory of Bill Carpenter. Bob Oberholtzer, for a donation of a wall light bracket. Macy’s, for a $5,000 donation to the Lighthouse restoration fund. Nell M. Pearson, for a $25 donation. PNC Bank (Jean Canfield), for a $5,000 donation to the 2013 Craft Beer & Crab Festival. Thomas & Florence Price, for a donation of a large Yelloware proofing bowl to the Physick House museum collection. Myron & Anna Rottenstein, for a donaPage 8 • Summer 2013             

The Moose Lodge in Erma hosted our first annual Pig Roast, a hugely successful fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse.

tion of $36 in memory of Bill Carpenter. Joe & Annie Salvatore, for a donation of the book US Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May to our reference library. Mary & Sandy Stewart, for a $50 donation for the purchase of hydrangeas for the Physick Estate grounds and gardens. Threat Reduction & Arms Control, Department of Defense, for a $100 donation in memory of Ersi Iliopulos. Washington Street Mall Management Co., Inc. Advertising Committee (Dawn DeMayo), for a $75 donation. Pat Zybert, for a donation of a watercolor set in a mahogany box to the Physick House museum collection. Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse Pig Roast Donors: Absecon Lighthouse, Advance Auto, John Bailey, Catherine Bosna, Cape May Brewery, Cape May Winery, Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Cape May Whale Watcher, Cape May Wicker, Cape Winds Florist, Cappeletti’s, Caprioni Family Septic, Carriage House Café & Tearoom, Carriage House Gallery Shop, Exit Zero, Diane Fox, Rosalie Gallagher, Ginsburg Breads, Hereford Lighthouse, Import Bazaar, Island Sun Tanning, Joe Canal’s Liquor Store, Kiwanis of Cape May, Barbara & Andy Lamont, Tony & Susan LaSalle, Lucky Bones Backwater Grille, Merion Inn, Patricia Murray, Naval

Air Station Wildwood, Patricia Rainey, John Sideravage, Deb Silvetti, Jennifer Smith, Mary Stewart, Sunset Beach Gift Shop, Sunset Liquors, Washington Inn, Geno White, Willow Creek Winery. Hat Making Supply Donations for the Victorian Family Fair: Jean Clair, Judy Gatt, Loretta Hughes, Ginger Killino, Anna Leeper, Barbara Oberholtzer, Mary Stewart.


Sandy Beane-Fox, Lower Cape May Regional High School, for assistance with the Music Festival Young People’s Concert. Carol Boyd, for genealogical research for the Dr. Physick’s Neighborhood Walking Tour. Corbin Cogswell, for assistance with Music Festival Concerts at the Episcopal Church of the Advent. Barbara Colameco, for assistance in the Museum Office. Nanci Coughlin, for assistance with driving trolleys. John Drechen, Lower Cape May Regional High School, for assistance with the Music Festival Young People’s Concert. Pastor Jeff Elliott, Cape May Lutheran Church, for allowing the organization to use the Church Hall for training sessions and meetings.

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‘THANK YOU’ DEPARTMENT Steve Fialkoff, for assistance with the Music Festival Young People’s Concert. Judy Gatt, for assistance with museum inventory. Carol Hartman, for assistance with museum inventory. Julie Heck, Richard M. Teitelman Junior High School, for assistance with the Music Festival Young People’s Concert. Susan & Tony LaSalle, for assistance with the Lighthouse Full Moon Climb. Zak LaTorre, Lower Cape May Regional High School, for assistance with the Music Festival Young People’s Concert. Lynn Massimiano, Lower Cape May Regional High School, for assistance with the Music Festival Young People’s Concert. Dr. Terry McGovern, of the Coastal Defense Study Group, for lecturing for the Friends of the World War II Tower. John C. Moyer, Senior Editor of AAA World, for sending the organization links to AAA World Magazine’s “Ten for the Road” features of MAC events. Lee O’Connor, East Lynne Theater Company, for assistance with the Music Festival concert at the First Presbyterian Church. Carolyn Owens, for assistance with the Ghost One Event on May 25, 2013. Margrit Rustow, for assistance with the Music Festival Young People’s Concert. Al & Jan Seabra, for leading the instruction and Ball during the Spring Festival Vintage Dance Weekend. Amy Souder, Richard M. Teitelman Junior High School, for assistance with the Music Festival Young People’s Concert. Pattie Wallace, for volunteering in the

Congratulations to our

Volunteers of the Month JUNE: Eileen Cassidy JULY: Geri Breth

On April 19, the Friends of the Physick Estate filled our Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom to capacity with their sell-out fundraiser, the Upton Abbey Tea, with most participants turning out in costumes inspired by the Downton Abbey television series.

Carriage House Gallery Shop. Harriet Wilson, for delivering posters for the organization. Dr. Gary Wray, president of the Ft. Miles Historical Association, for lecturing for the Friends of the World War II Tower. Rachael Zeides, for assistance with the Music Festival Gala and Crafts Show signage. Elan Zingman-Leith, for delivering lectures for Road Scholar programs. Cape May Food Closet Benefit Tour (Friends of the Physick Estate): Carol Hartman, Barbara Lamont, Carol Macmillan, Jackie Richards. Cape May Music Festival VIPs: Freeholder E. Marie Hayes, Mayor Ed Mahaney, Deputy Mayor Bill Murray, Councilwoman Terri Swain, Councilman Jack Wichterman.


Cape May Music Festival Volunteers: Les Aungst, Nancy Benson, Anne Doherty, Stina Ferguson, Rosalie Gallagher, Judy Gatt, Scott Griffith, Roger Henry, Barbara Hubmaster, Pat Linus, Bob Mohr, Carol Mohr, Jackie Richards, Maryjane Rupinski, Meg Terry, Pattie Wallace, Barbara Whitlock, Harriet Wilson.

Carriage House Café & Tearoom Volunteers: Nanci Coughlin, Molly Fox, Anna Leeper, Carolyn Owens, Melissa Prickett, Rosemary Rombado. Education Volunteers: Rich Chiemingo, Charlie Ellner, Frank Killino, Ginger Killino, Mal Knapp, Jane McNutt, Dick Quin, John Seubert, Elan Zingman-Leith. Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse 25/20 Event Volunteers: Denise Coker, Nanci Coughlin, Barbara Lamont, Carolyn Owens, Geno White, Taylor Zeides. Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse Advisory Committee: Rosalie Gallagher, Sue Gibson, Chris Hedstrom, Barbara Lamont, Tony LaSalle. Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse Pig Roast Volunteers: David Corkery, Nanci Coughlin, Patrick Fox, Rosalie Gallagher, Morgan Gibson, Sue Gibson, Charlie Kealy, Barbara Lamont, Susan LaSalle, Tony LaSalle, Rosemary Rombado, Geno White. Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse Sub-Team Meeting: Ann Burrows, Audrey Conant, Janet Coupland, Kathleen Familetti,

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(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9) Chris Hedstrom, Rosalie Gallagher, Loretta Hughes, Barbara Lamont, Brian McGrath, Betty Quinto. Friends of the Physick Estate Advisory Committee: Sue Carroll, Eileen Cassidy, Judy Gatt, Carol Hartman, Barbara Lamont, Margo Lassner, Carole Sick. Friends of the Physick Estate Events Volunteers: Sue Carroll, Eileen Cassidy, Janet Coupland, Judy Gatt, Carol Hartman, Barbara Lamont, Carol Macmillan, Judy Mohler, Tammy Pagliaro, Carole Sick, Uniquely Yours of Cape May (June Kostick & Staff), Suzie & Elan Zingman-Leith. Friends of the Physick Estate Curatorial Photo Project Volunteers: Janet Coupland, Carol Macmillan, Brenda WilliamsElliott, Ernestine Zeli-Bove.

An impressive array of veterans turned out for our May 19 Armed Forces Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Friends of the World War II Tower.

Friends of the Physick Estate White Elephant Table Volunteers: Carol Hartman, Betty Quinto.

Sharyn Murray, Tom Pulmano, Bridget Warner.

Friends of the World War II Tower Advisory Committee: John Bailey, Mark Breslow, Jeff Elliott, Bob Familetti, Rich Nowakowski.

Mailings/Bag Stuffing Volunteers: Nancy Benson, Eileen Cassidy, Anne Doherty, Janet Goetaski, Karen Hebron, Roger Henry, Tom Price, Maryjane Rupinski, Harriet Wilson.

Friends of the World War II Tower Armed Forces Day Ceremony: Master of Ceremonies: Bob Heinly. Music before, during and after: Rich Chiemingo. Invocation: Pastor Jeff Elliott. VIP’s: Senator Jeff Van Drew, Assemblyman Nelson Albano, Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, Freeholder Director Jerry Thornton, Lower Township Mayor Mike Beck, U.S. Coast Guard Commander Mike Smith. Reading of Colonel Henry Sawyer letter: Bob Mullock. Elks flag ceremony: Frank Kolandra (Past Exalted Ruler). Bench dedication: Bob Familetti (for Military Officers Association of America). 261st Coastal Artillery Reanactors: Art Ellison, Scott Wallen. Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Volunteers: Nanci Coughlin, Tony LaSalle. MAC Staff Development Trip Venues: Indian River Life Saving Station: Laura Baldwin, Christine Gulbronson, Margaret Kimmell, Alex Peterson. Zwannendael Museum:

Memorial Day Crafts & Antiques Show Volunteers: Scott Griffith, Barbara Heim, Pat Linus, Maryjane Rupinski, Harriet Wilson.

Physick Estate Grounds & Gardening Volunteers: Frank Acker, Jean Barraclough, Geri Breth, Tom Carroll, Steve Irving, Sue Irving, Dave Martz, Warren Nussele, Denny Sweetman, Jerry York. Physick House Museum Spring Cleaning Volunteers: Eileen Cassidy, Janet Coupland, Rosalie Gallagher, Carol Hartman, Ginger Killino, Barbara Lamont, Andy Lamont, Carol Macmillan. Restoration & Collections Committee Volunteers: Judy Gatt, Carol Hartman.

Craft Beer & Crab Festival (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1) well as support from Exit Zero, Fairthorne Bed & Breakfast, The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May, Atlantic City Electric, DeSatnick Real Estate and Longport Media. This year we will once again showcase a variety of local and regional beers from the Cape May and Philadelphia region. Relax under the shade of the estate’s mature trees in a lawn chair or spread out your beach blanket for a great afternoon and evening of nonstop live musical performers on the outdoor stage. This year, Kool 98.3 WTKU-FM will be broadcasting live from the estate grounds courtesy of Longport Media. The family will enjoy kid-friendly activi-

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ties including lawn games, face-painting and a dunk tank. Acrobats from the Give & Take Little Circus will entertain throughout the day and offer lessons in juggling. An interesting variety of crafts and food vendors on the estate grounds will be offering gourmet, hand-made and craft items for sale including gourmet soups and foods, hand-tooled belts, handbags and accessories, original bungee hammocks, gourmet packaged dry herbs and spices, caricatures and much more. Admission to the grounds is free and free parking is available. There will be a charge for crabs, food, beverages and some activities. Commemorative pint glasses and T-shirts will be available for purchase.

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‘THANK YOU’ DEPARTMENT Spring Festival Chocolate Championship Tour & Tasting Innkeepers: Angel of the Sea (Chet & Lorrie Whissel), The Bacchus Inn (John & Lisa Matusiak), The Henry Sawyer Inn (Barbara & Mary Morris), The Queen Victoria B & B (Doug & Anna Marie McMain), The Summer Cottage Inn (Donna Zlocki). Spring Festival Crafts & Antiques Show Volunteers: Jean Barraclough, Jill Hickey, Barbara Hubmaster, Ryan Hunter, Charlie Kealy, Mary Stewart. Spring Festival Private Homes Tour Homeowners: Aurorian Cottage (Marc & Lauren Shenfield), The Cherry House (Frank & Beth Acker), The DeMario Residence (Rich & Kathy DeMario), The Green House (Jerry & Mary Ann Gaffney), The Hay Residence (Cathy Hay), Inndependence (Tom & Sue Carroll), The Jacob Leaming House (Bill & Audrey Schwab), The Steiner/Wilson Cottage (Paul & Janice Stridick). Spring Festival House Tour Volunteers: Les Aungst, Nancy Benson, Anne Doherty, Frank Dynan, Stina Ferguson, Tom Gore, Gus Mosso, Mary Ann Mosso, Tom Price, Meg Terry, Barbara Whitlock, Grace Williams. Staff Advisory Committee: Anne Burrows, Doug Capece, Audrey Conant, Janet Coupland, Carol Hartman, Rosalie Gallagher, Loretta Hughes, Brian McGrath, Betty Quinto. Upton Abbey Tea Volunteers: Les Aungst, Sue Carroll, Tom Carroll, Eileen Cassidy, Judy Gatt, Scott Griffith, Carol Hartman, Jill Hickey, Barbara Lamont, Margo Lassner, Anna Leeper, Harry Schmidt, Carole Sick.

Celebrating the April 26 opening in the Carriage House Gallery of the exhibit, “Cape May’s Chalfonte Hotel: A Living National Historic Landmark,” were (left to right): Bob Mullock (current owner), Anne LeDuc (former owner), Linda Mullock, Lucille Thompson (famous cook), Judy Bartella (former owner), Dot Burton (famous cook) and exhibit curator Karen Fox.

Bob Oberholtzer, Chris Shoemaker (Sturdy Savings Bank), Senator Jeff Van Drew. World War II Tower Volunteers: War-

ren Brill, Charlie Ellner, Marshall Howey, Marvin Hume, Dick Quin, Jim Rodan, John Seubert.


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Fun activities for families!

Vintage Dance Volunteers: Dottie Knapp, Malcolm Knapp, Phyllis Morrison. Volunteer Recognition Reception Food Donations: Jean Barraclough, Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse, Heather Furlin, Anne Gibboni, Bernie Haas, Carol Hartman, Barbara Heim, Barbara Hubmaster, Emily McLaughlin, Jackson Mountain Café, Charlie Kealy, Anne Leeper, Barbara & Bob Oberholtzer, Mary Stewart.

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Volunteer Recognition Reception VIP’s and Assistance: Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, Joe Evangelista, Mayor Ed Mahaney, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)

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Music Festival/Spring wrap-up (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2) Bay Lighthouse Adventures have started for the season. On June 21, we celebrated Community Day and opened our most popular tours to local residents for free as we put the Summer Tour schedule into operation. We have set out to prove Cape May’s got talent by offering people the opportunity to show their skills at the Trivia Contest and Improv on every Tuesday evening throughout the summer. Our first outing on June 25 attracted an eager group of contestants. The first Behind the Walls and under the Crawls Trolley Tour also attracted a very interested group on June 26. The 8th annual Designer Show House opened its doors on June 29 (only a week late!), following a well-attended Designers’ Reception the night before.

Education Wrap-up

Spring was a busy time for our Museum Educators. In the last three months of school, we presented 28 programs in 12 different schools in Cape May and Cumberland Counties. We covered nearly every grade level and provided programs from the Victorian era through World War II. Rich Chiemingo was

much in demand with his music history education programs and Dr. Physick (Bob Heinly) made his rounds as well. Overall, including the Music Festival outreach project, we provided services for nearly 3,000 students. Road Scholar programs have wrapped up till late August but they kept us hopping through June 14. Attendance was down a bit this year, but that doesn’t really impact on the time and energy spent on each group. Ginger and Frank Killino continue to be crowd favorites with their rendition of Tales of Old Cape May. The evaluations have been very good and, as always, our visitors love Cape May. Our Museum Educators were making the rounds to community groups as well during the Spring. In addition to lectures for group tour groups here at the Physick Estate, we presented a program for the Upper Township Historical Society, the Friends of Fishing Creek School and the Ocean Grove Historical Society. This last event featured our program on John Philip Sousa in the facility in Ocean Grove where Sousa himself once played.

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Moon Climb at the Lighthouse and invited their members to enjoy a Lighthouse Sunset Ferry Cruise on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Spring Festival brought the Victorian dancers back to the Chalfonte for a Civil War era ball. Instructors Al and Jan Seabra did a wonderful job putting the dancers through their paces. We tried a beer garden and live music on the Physick Estate grounds during the Crafts and Antiques Fair. Reviews were mixed but everyone agreed we enjoyed the music of the Cape May “Open Mike” singers, headed by Barry Tischler and we will refine the concept and try it again in October. The Private Homes Tours did well, thanks to the generous homeowners willing to open for a few hours on each Saturday. The Chocolate Championship Tour proved to be a delectable afternoon for its tourgoers. Kudos to the Queen Victoria’s Doug and Anna Marie McMain whose winning streak now stands at three. Our tour schedule has been building steadily for the past few weeks. Our avid crew of actors have again begun presenting Clueless at the Physick Estate. The Delaware

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