Historic Cold Spring Village will present a celebration of historic and traditional cooking techniques of Cape May County’s past at Jersey Cape Foodways weekend Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10.
The event runs 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about and experience the methods, recipes, styles and heritage of coastal South Jersey food preparation in the 1800s.
There will be open-hearth cooking and bake oven demonstrations, and other examples of historic cooking. Visitors can learn about herbs and their many uses, collect recipes from villagers, and interact with various trades people and crafters from the “age of homespun.” Children can try their hand at various craft activities, participate in 19th century games, and dress up in period clothing.
Historic Cold Spring Village is a nonprofit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. Tuesday through Sunday, from late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of days gone by.
The village is at 720 Route 9 South in the Cold Spring section of Lower Township. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-12 and free for children under age 3. Unlimited free admission is available with membership. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open for free self-guided tours. For information call 609-898-2300, ext. 10, or see hcsv.org.