The Montreal Beach Resort celebrates five decades and three generations of a family enterprise
How the tenuous notion of a concrete ship went on to become one of Cape May’s most iconic landmarks.
When two or more African-American women are gathered together in Cape May, they almost immediately start talking about their cousins. In fact, they probably are
When Kathy Brand wanted to teach her sixth grade class about World War II, she called out the army—literally. In the early 1990s, as the
TV viewers may be familiar with the iconic opening from HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Bottles of liquor from some unknown smuggler’s boat wash ashore on the
For half a century, South Cape May was the summer retreat of working-class families, tourists and titans of industry. By the early 1950s, most of the town had washed out to sea. But for one early resident, the memories linger on.
A Famous Surgeon, a Marital Scandal, a Live Branch, and a Ghost
You’ve probably walked past the unimposing pale yellow house at 645 Lafayette Street many times, and perhaps you read the historical marker out front—the one
Many people have seen the movie Twelve Years a Slave, the true story of a free black man from New York, lured to Washington, D.C.
Cape May—in its heyday as the first and most popular seaside resort—attracted all sorts of VIPs. Lured by the restorative powers of the sea and
Three generations of sweets by the sea
The Treasury Department’s recent announcement that freedom fighter Harriet Tubman will replace President and slaveholder Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill finally
When we finally arrive back home after visiting a friend in another city or staying in a vacation cottage for a week, even though we
The evolution and eventual destruction of one of Cape May’s most beloved and iconic buildings.