Cape May County Settlement Marker Dedication at Ferry Terminal
Cape May County’s Kick-off Event for 325th Anniversary
WHAT: Local officials, DRBA representatives and the leadership of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey will formally dedicate a historic marker commemorating the European Settlement of Cape May County, which began in 1631 and lead to the formal establishment of the County in 1692.
WHO: Governor Robert Vivian, Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey; Honorable Gerald Thornton, Freeholder Director of Cape May County; Honorable Erik Simonsen, Mayor of Lower Township; Thomas Cook, Executive Director of the DRBA
WHEN: March 31, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cape May - Lewes Ferry Terminal on the Boardwalk; 1200 Lincoln Blvd.; North Cape May, NJ
WHY: The European Settlement of Cape May County is a significant event in the region’s Colonial history. The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey, which sponsored the production of the historic marker, wants to ensure that residents and visitors alike can appreciate Cape May County’s history. The dedication and unveiling of the historic marker is the first of many events that will celebrate Cape May County’s 325th Anniversary.
About the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey
The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey was organized and chartered by the General Society of Colonial Wars in 1894 for the purpose of furthering the interest in, and study of, America’s Colonial history for the period between the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 and the Battle of Lexington, Massachusetts in 1775. In addition to erecting historical markers, the Society supports publications, scholarships, institutions, and preservation activities relevant to the Colonial era. For more information, please visit www.scwnj.com.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Forts Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net.
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