Women's Heritage TrailHistoric Cold Spring Village is an outdoor living history museum that interprets farmwomen's domestic life in the mid-19th century as part of its activities and exhibits. While men struggled to raise crops and care for animals on the small farms once found in abundance in Cape May County, their wives and daughters faced long days of hard labor in the home. Household tasks that now can be done in no more than an hour or two were once all-day projects. Washing a family's clothes required filling enormous iron cauldrons with water, starting a fire beneath them and stirring the clothing with a large wooden agitator. Cooking meals was done with heavy iron cookware in a fireplace where the threat of burns was a constant danger. There was also sewing, spinning and, of course caring for the children. Before the advent of domestic labor-saving devices in the 20th century, it was often said that "a woman's work is never done." Women of the Early American era would undoubtedly agree.
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|Placed By||New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 507694 N 4314085|
|Decimal Degrees||38.97571667, -74.91116667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.543', W 74° 54.67'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 32.58" N, 74° 54' 40.2" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 80 Cold Spring Bike Path, Cape May NJ 08204, US|
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