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Cape May County's 325th Anniversary: Notable and Notorious

Event Type: Education Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 10/11/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
From rum-running, illegal gambling, and murder to political intrigue Cape May County style, this program, based upon public records, looks at the people whose antics lent color to our local history. Find out what notable Cape May citizen was arrested three times for assault and battery. How did a 25-cent shovel contribute to a Wildwood man’s arrest? What happened when those entrusted to uphold the law chose to break it? These stories and more are guaranteed to entertain all who attend.

Rita Marie Fulginiti serves Cape May County as County Clerk and Adjuster. The County Clerk maintains an archive of vital land and civil records dating back to 1692. Fulginiti began her career with the County Clerk’s Office in 1985. She loves Cape May County history and has managed technology and historical records projects to improve access to public records and to conserve precious archival collections.

Laurie Thomas is a Public Records Clerk at the County Clerk’s Office. She grew up in Cape May and is a Lower Township resident. She has a BA in History from Thomas Edison University and is three classes away from a Masters in Archives and Records Administration from San Jose State University. She serves on the Lower Township Historic Preservation Commission. An avid preservationist and researcher of people, places, and buildings, she loves the glimpses they give into the past and the stories they tell.
Library: Wildwood Crest Library
Presenter: Rita Fulginiti and Laurie Thomas