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18/07/2022

Dr. James Still | Black Doctor of the Pines

13/06/2022

Celebrate Juneteenth and the first anniversary of our Grand Opening with the Harriet Tubman Museum of New Jersey! Learn about the history of Juneteenth National Independence Day, the federal holiday that commemorates the date when the last African American enslaved people in the United States were informed they were liberated in Galveston, Texas in 1865. Join us for events, a benefit concert, donor recognitions, tours, and more at the Harriet Tubman Museum! Here's our schedule of events for weekend -- we look forward to celebrating with you! More information in the comments.

02/02/2022

The Harriet Tubman Museum of New Jersey dedicates its 2022 year of museum service to Mrs. Emily Dempsey and Mrs. Carolyn Davis. Our honorees were recognized last night by Cape May City for their decades of service and dedication. Congratulations, Mrs. Dempsey and Mrs. Davis! See the comments for the Museum's statement and more information about their many achievements.

01/02/2022

Join us LIVE this morning Tuesday, Feb 1 on GOOD DAY PHILADELPHIA FOX 29 with Bill Anderson FOX 29 as we celebrate the beginning of and Harriet Tubman's 200th bicentennial, and honor our founding inspirational leaders, Mrs. Emily Dempsey and Mrs. Carolyn Davis!

8:15am -- tune in! The Museum dedicates its 2022 year of museum service to Mrs. Dempsey and Mrs. Davis for their long-standing commitment to education about the contributions of the African American community in South Jersey, as well as their leadership in donating and interpreting many of the Museum's exhibits. See you live on TV!

12/10/2021
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22/09/2021

The Cape May Police Department was honored to es**rt Ms. Harriet Tubman from her temporary display area at her renowned museum today. She will be continuing along her historical "Journey to Freedom" tour across the country.

Ms. Harriet Tubman departs our the City of Cape May, as she returns to her busy country travel schedule, first returning to North Carolina.

Her statue was welcomed and visited all around the island as she was observed by many at the museum during her summer visit.

Thank you Mayor Mullock and the entire Harriet Tubman Museum Team.

For more information, please come visit the Harriet Tubman Museum, located at Lafayette and Franklin Street, Cape May.

07/09/2021
07/09/2021

From railroad heritage and dramatic scenery to an aquarium and outta-this-world MoonPies, Tennessee’s Scenic City is a gem of a vacation.

28/07/2021

Thanks for your enthusiasm for the Harriet Tubman Museum, now the official Harriet Tubman Museum of New Jersey! The Museum is now open and reservations are highly recommended as Museum capacity is limited. Tickets are available on a rolling basis here.

28/07/2021

For 90 minutes, electric flames lashed the iconic bell tower and gable roof of the Allen African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church. And for three years the building sat idle.

15/07/2021

Harriet Tubman lived in Cape May in the early 1850s, working to help fund her missions to guide enslaved people to freedom. After her initial journeys conducting freedom seekers to Canada, her friend and abolitionist leader Franklin Sanborn wrote, “She returned to the states, and as usual earned m...

23/06/2021

The Harriet Tubman Museum presents its Juneteenth Grand Opening at Rotary Park in Cape May, New Jersey.

23/06/2021

The museum tells the story not only of Tubman’s ties to the Jersey Shore resort town, but also its once-vibrant African American community.

19/06/2021
19/06/2021

After being delayed a year by the pandemic, a highly anticipated museum in Cape May that pays tribute to Harriet Tubman and her connection to the seaside resort city is set to open. NBC10’s Ted Greenberg gives us an early look inside.

12/05/2021

This documentary short introduces the new Harriet Tubman Museum in Cape May, New Jersey, featuring Board President Lynda Anderson-Towns, and was produced by ...

16/04/2021

The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, a staple of the City of Cape May since 1888, officially transferred into the city's stewardship.

15/04/2021

Harriet Tubman Museum: Vote for your favorite new museum in the USA!

12/04/2021

Cape May celebrates purchase of Allen AME Church
By JACK FICHTER
CAPE MAY- At noon Monday, city officials, staff and volunteers from the Center for Community Arts and MAC (Museums-Arts-Culture, East Lynne Theatre Artistic Director Gayle Stahlhuth and community members gathered on the sidewalk in front of the historic Allen AME Church to celebrate its purchase by the city.
Since the closing date of the purchase one week ago, the church received a new roof.
For the full story, see the April 14 print edition of the Star and Wave, available at CVS, Acme, Wawa, and other locations, To subscribe, call 609-884-3466.

12/02/2021

o In the 1850s, American hero Harriet Tubman spent a significant amount of time in Cape May, gathering funds to support her work through the Underground Railroad.

In September 2020, the Howell House was designated as the official New Jersey Harriet Tubman Museum.

Great news...
08/02/2021

Great news...

Cape May City Council Feb. 2 unanimously introduced two ordinances that would allow the city to purchase the Allen African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church property, on Franklin Street.

02/02/2021

We're excited to kick off by featuring notable people & places in State of New Jersey. Today we're featuring the official NJ Harriet Tubman Museum, which honors the life of , abolitionist activists & rich history of the African American community in Cape May.
In 2019, the museum hired Fulcrum Design Group, owned by NJIT Hillier College of Architecture and Design alumni Paul and Cassandra Farnan to plan and draw improvements to a 19th-century parish house formerly associated with the adjacent Macedonia Baptist Church.
The museum officially opened in September 2020 and features a beautiful sculpture by Wesley Wofford entitled, "Harriet Tubman: The Journey to Freedom." It depicts leading a child to freedom.
More Info: bit.ly/3ajGtVs

Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver Governor Phil Murphy The Amistad Commission

01/02/2021

Dekon Fashaw received his oath of office Feb. 1 as Cape May's new chief of police.. Tony Marino retired from the police department as of Jan. 31.
Photo by Dan Shustack

26/01/2021

1888 building played key role in city’s African American history

18/01/2021

June 27, 1958: 62 years ago today, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his powerful speech, "Nonviolence and Racial Justice," in Cape May, NJ.
"Social progress does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes only through persistent work and the tireless efforts of dedicated individuals."

02/12/2020

AC JosepH Media WHITESBORO – The granddaughter of the first African-American mayor in Cape May County, Quanette Vasser-McNeal, has been elected to lead the Cape May County branch of the NAACP. Her …

29/10/2020

To the people that claim that a global pandemic has all but killed the art world, we say: think again. From a much-anticipated immersive Van Gogh exhibit to the

05/10/2020

A township in Cape May County said it has scheduled a property tax sale in October to help recoup losses from state-ordered, coronavirus shutdowns and restrictions. Ten of the 15 properties up for sale are in the Whitesboro area of the township, a community established in 1901 for Black settlers to....

17/09/2020
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...White, the town’s namesake, was a Reconstructionist-era Congressman from North Carolina who invited residents of the ...
08/09/2020

...White, the town’s namesake, was a Reconstructionist-era Congressman from North Carolina who invited residents of the exclusively Black community to own and farm land...

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The new Whitesboro Post Office was officially welcomed Saturday with a ribbon-cutting event attended by postal representatives, elected officials and community members.

"Eyewitness News is continuing our Justice For All series by heading to Cape May County to introduce you to a white busi...
17/07/2020

"Eyewitness News is continuing our Justice For All series by heading to Cape May County to introduce you to a white businessman who made it his mission to save the area’s almost forgotten and formerly Black-only hotel. It’s called the New Cape May Hotel, located on Jackson and Perry Streets."

CAPE MAY, N.J. (CBS) — Eyewitness News is continuing our Justice For All series by heading to Cape May County to introduce you to a white businessman who made it his mission to save the area’s almost forgotten and formerly Black-only hotel. It’s called the New Cape May Hotel, located on Jackso...

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