Take a gentle step back into Cape May’s “gilded age” during Cape May’s 40th annual Victorian Weekend, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), and celebrate with a weekend of vintage dance lessons, house tours, living history programs, food and wine events, a crafts and antiques show, murder mystery dinners, trolley tours and more, through Tuesday, Oct. 9.
- To drink or not to drink, that is the question at the Tea Luncheon & Temperance Debate on Tuesday, October 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Saloonkeeper Patrick Collins and Jennie Wales, staunch advocate of the temperance movement, debate this topic in a spirit of fun. Join Dr. Physick as he attempts to maintain decorum during this spirited debate. Admission is $25 and includes an Elegant Tea Luncheon. The event is limited to 50 guests. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
- Perhaps almost as famous as Cape May’s Victorian heritage is its dining and winery scene. Victorian Weekend offers plenty of opportunities to indulge your senses while expanding your knowledge of pairings.
For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at www.capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508.