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Collecting History: Personal Collections of Cape May's African American Community


  • Emlen Physick Estate 1048 Washington St Cape May, NJ 08204 (map)

Center for Community Arts Exhibit ‘Collecting History: Personal Collections of Cape May's African American Community’ opens Jan. 19 at Cape May’s Carroll Gallery

“Collecting History: Personal Collections of Cape May's African American Community,” is presented by CCA in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). The exhibit opens Jan. 19. This exhibit presents never-before-seen personal collections of dolls, stamps, postcards, hats, books, quilts, art and pocket watches along with artifacts from the collection of Cape May African American civic leader and teacher, John Nash. The exhibit will also display items from the African art collection of the late Rev. Robert Davis, who led Cape May’s Macedonia Baptist Church for over 40 years.

 The public is invited to an exhibit opening celebration Monday, Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) at 4 p.m. at the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May.

The exhibit is open: Saturdays, Jan. 19- Feb. 9, noon-3 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 23-March 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sundays, March 17-24, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Friday, March 22, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit is open daily, Monday, March 25-Sunday, April 14; hours vary.


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