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Cape May in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Cold Spring Village

Women’s Heritage Trail

 
 
Historic Cold Spring Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 18, 2016
1. Historic Cold Spring Village Marker
Inscription. Historic Cold Spring Village is an outdoor living history museum that interprets farmwomen’s domestic life in the mid-19th century as part of its activities and exhibits. While men struggled to raise crops and care for animals on the small farms once found in abundance in Cape May County, their wives and daughters faced long days of hard labor in the home. Household tasks that now can be done in no more than an hour or two were once all-day projects. Washing a family’s clothes required filling enormous iron cauldrons with water, starting a fire beneath them and stirring the clothing with a large wooden agitator. Cooking meals was done with heavy iron cookware in a fireplace where the threat of burns was a constant danger. There was also sewing, spinning and, of course caring for the children. Before the advent of domestic labor-saving devices in the 20th century, it was often said that “a woman’s work is never done.” Women of the Early American era would undoubtedly agree.

“Women were a perpetual presence on the American agricultural landscape.” –Annette Baxter, Historian.

(Inscription in the boxes on the right) (Upper box)
Historic Cold Spring Village reflects the social and agricultural history of Cape May and the women who contributed to its rich history. Farm women are included in the New

Historic Cold Spring Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 18, 2016
2. Historic Cold Spring Village Marker
Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail because of the integral role they played in the domestic life of their families.

(Lower box) The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail highlights a collection of historic sites located around the state that represent the significant contributions women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to life the vital role of women in New Jersey’s past and present.
 
Erected by New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.543′ N, 74° 54.67′ W. Marker is in Cape May, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is on Shore Road (US 9). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape May NJ 08204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to Lt. Richard Wickes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cape May County Fishermans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); S. S. Cape May (approx. 3 miles away); Edwin Joseph Hill, CMH (approx. 3 miles away); Edgar Arthur Draper (approx. 3 miles away); Lt. Richard Wickes

Historic Cold Spring Village Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 18, 2016
3. Historic Cold Spring Village Building
(approx. 3 miles away); Henry Washington Sawyer (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape May.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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