Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society

Howard Peck, Jack Fichter, Nathan Stewart, Patricia Munson-Siter and Lois Broomell are recognized by the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society Nov. 30.

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STRATHMERE — Four county residents and a local business were recognized by the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society Nov. 30 at the Deauville Inn for their commitment to keeping Cape May County history alive.

Lois Broomell, of Ocean View, received the society's Heritage Award for volunteer work to the society and the Museum of Cape May County. Broomell serves as a genealogist and local historian.

Patricia Munson-Siter, of Villas, received the Patriot Award for her service to the nation in the U.S. Air Force as well as her work with the Daughters of the American Revolution and the museum.

Howard Peck, of Woodbine, was given the Legacy Award. Peck, who oversees the Cape May County Print Shop, assists the society and museum with its publications.

Nathan Stewart, 13, of Cape May, was named 2017's young historian. The eighth-grade student volunteers at the museum, and officials there lauded his love of history, his assistance in the library and his help in rehabilitating several historic outbuildings on the museum grounds.

The Cape May Star and Wave received the society's 1927 award, named after the year the society was founded. The award is given to a nonprofit organization or business for efforts to preserve and promote the county’s history. Established in 1854, the Star and Wave is America's oldest weekly seaside resort newspaper. Its archives are housed in the museum library and document the history of Cape May County.

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