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    Cape May County
    Division of Culture & Heritage Commission

     Photo of the Naylor House, Culture & Heritage Department
    The Thomas Beesley, Jr.,  House


    605 Route 9 North
    Cape May Court House

    Meeting Offices for the County of Cape May and the Division of Culture and Heritage Commission.
    Circa 1870, the Thomas Beesley, Jr. House is listed on the NJ and National Registers of Historic Places.  Senator Beesley owned the property until his death in 1877.  The property was purchased by Viola B. Elters in 1941.  She and her husband, Russell Naylor, Jr. were the last private owners until 1993.  The County of Cape May purchased part of the property in 1992 which was used for the county's Open Space Program; a portion was also used to create the Zoo Savanna.  The house currently provides a conference room for county meetings along with hosting local art exhibits in the newly renovated art gallery and serves as offices for county employees.
     

     

















     

     

    Culture and Heritage Commission 
    Mary E. Stewart, Chair

    Patricia Anne Salvatore, Vice Chair
    Christine M. Cote, Secretary
    Deanna Fiocca

    Dr. Janice Lake Betts
    Barbara Beitel
    Ann Vinci
    Debbie McAlarnen


    Director
     Diane F. Wieland, Director of Tourism/Culture and Heritage 
    dwieland@co.cape-may.nj.us


    Freeholders

    Gerald M. Thornton, Director 
    Leonard C. Desiderio, Vice-Director
    Kristine Gabor
    Will Morey
    E. Marie Hayes

     

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Cape May County Division of Culture and Heritage is to promote public interest and participation in both local and County history, as well as in the arts and in the cultural traditions of the community. It also supports the development of Cape May County's arts, history and cultural organizations.

    E-mail: culture@co.cape-may.nj.us

    Hours are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday

     
    The Division received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

    Link to Discover Jersey Arts



    Funding for the Cape May County Division of Culture and Heritage is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.




    Link to The National Arts Program

     

    Performing Art Center of Middle Township

     




    The Division Office is located at
     
    4 Moore Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey, 
    609-463-6415
    fax 609-465-4639 
     

     

     

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