CAPE MAY - New Jersey author, Emil R. Salvini, will be greeting members of the public and signing copies of his book, "Historic Cape May, New Jersey - The Summer City by the Sea," at the Carriage House Gallery Shop at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., on May 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The book signing coincides with the second weekend of Cape May's 18th Annual Spring Festival, co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May. "Historic Cape May, New Jersey - The Summer City by the Sea" is a history of Cape May's growth from a quiet village to America's first seaside resort town.
Emil R. Salvini created and hosts the popular PBS series "Tales of the Jersey Shore." He served two terms as a member of Cape May's Historic Preservation Commission and is a life member of the Cape May County Historical Society. He is the author of "Hobey Baker, American Legend" - honored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities - and the acclaimed "Boardwalk Memories: Tales of the Jersey Shore" and "Jersey Shore: Vintage Images of Bygone Days." This versatile historian is both a careful scholar and an excellent storyteller. A graduate of William Paterson University and Harvard University, he lives with his wife in Wayne, N.J., and together they stroll the boardwalks as often as possible.
"Historic Cape May, New Jersey - Summer City By the Sea," published in 2012 by The History Press, of Charleston, S.C., is available for purchase at the shop. The Carriage House Gallery Shop is located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.