Customized Student and Adult Learning Programs





Cape May MAC Museum educator giving a education program to a full classroom of children

Cape May MAC offers lectures on local, New Jersey and American history, including programs that deal with maritime history, the Victorian era and World War II, for classroom and assembly halls as well as for libraries, community and senior centers.

Cape May MAC offers living history programs in the classroom and assembly hall, as well as for community groups and senior centers.

Man with trombone teaching children at an assembly about John Phillips Sousa

Cape May MAC offers music history education programs that can benefit your students. The programs are presented by a professional musician who is one of Cape May MAC’s trained Museum Educators.

Tour guide dressed in victorian clothing standing outside the physick estate house museum with school children on a field trip

Cape May MAC’s historic sites and tours are your educational resource. Let your students live a little history & nothing brings it to life like an up close and personal visit.

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Lunch & learn lecture

Bring a bag lunch and learn as the popular Lunch and Learn series returns with informative talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts.

kids playing with bubbles at the kids crafts station at the cape may mac Craft beer, Music & Crab Festival

Museum Education goes on summer vacation with two new free programs for kids to enjoy with their parents!

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Your membership in the Friends of Museum Education will help sustain relevant, accessible and diverse educational opportunities for people of all ages.

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Meet Our Educators

Melissa Palmer
Melissa PalmerDirector of Museum Education
Melissa Palmer is an author, advocate, and educator with a passion for bringing learning to greater heights, and is always searching for new and innovative ways to bring history to life for audiences of all ages and abilities. If you really want to get her going ask her anything about food, or Women’s History, or Native Americans, or dogs, or working multimedia/technology into classroom programming. It’s probably easier to say, Melissa is happiest doing exactly what she does!
Mary Stewart
Mary StewartChief Outreach Strategist
Mary Stewart has a BA in Fine Arts from Rosemont College and a Masters of Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has long been active in the development of MAC’s educational outreach programming, with a particular interest in women’s history. More recently, she’s been developing hands-on art projects to share with kids.
Alex Breve
Alex BreveMuseum Educator
Alex Breve joined MAC after retiring as assistant dean of academic support from Camden County College and moving to Cape May in 2015. He has a BA in radio-television-film, an MA in public relations and is a self-employed communications consultant. Areas of interest include the history of Cape May County, the golden age of Hollywood, and all things Disney.