COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Freeholder M. Susan Sheppard announced that the Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society has been awarded a General Operating Support Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

The grant, in the amount of $9,750, will be used in part to fund a Traveling Trunk for use in local schools to assist in teaching our state and local history. Freeholder Sheppard said, “This is especially valuable at this time when state wide cuts in education budgets make it difficult for school classes to visit our county museum.”

The grant, with matching funds from the Historical Society, will also be used to develop new educational and promotional materials.

The Historical & Genealogical Society owns and operates the Museum of Cape May County and the Alexander Genealogical and Research Library. The Society is dedicated to preserving and presenting the unique history of Cape May County.

The Cape May County Museum is located at 504 Route 9 North in Cape May Court House, New Jersey. For more information about the Society and upcoming programs, please visit the Museum website www.cmcmuseum.org or call (609)465-3535.

Source: Press Release from the Cape May County Herald.