See the impact of the African-American community on Cape May at this annual Carroll Gallery exhibit on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. The CCA History Committee has selected important original documents, objects, and photographs of William J. Moore's long and honored life. Mr. Moore was principal of the segregated West Cape May Elementary Annex school for almost 50 years, inspiring many of his students to go on to college and careers. He served as the executive of Cape May Golf Club and then the pro at Cape May Tennis Club, which was named in his honor at his 100th birthday. He raised nine children with his wife, Susie (Smothers) Moore, and founded the William J. Moore Scholarship Fund. Many of his students and friends remember him to this day. Their testimonies and recollections accompany Mr. Moore's own words and those of his children.
At the southernmost tip of New Jersey, Cape May is especially vulnerable to the elements. Hurricanes, Nor'easters and blizzards have all left the city with a flood of memories and haunting images of utter devastation. Exhibit Curator Ben Miller, author of Exit Zero's bestselling book, The First Resort, provides visitors with an unforgettable look at iconic storms that have ravaged Cape May, and a greater appreciation for the awesome power of Mother Nature. Text and images are complemented by the works of selected Cape May artists.