(CAPE MAY, NJ) — Janet Coupland, of Cape Could, acquired the 2020 Cape Could MAC (Museums+Arts+Tradition) Honor Award on the group’s annual assembly in November, partly for her volunteer function spearheading a greater than two-year challenge as curator of the retrospective exhibit “50 Years of MAC.” The award is given out every year to excellent people who’ve made a major contribution to the group.
The exhibit celebrates the 50-year historical past of the main historic and cultural tourism group in Cape Could, the Mid-Atlantic Heart for the Arts, now Cape Could MAC. The exhibit was opened in 2020 and can proceed to be out there to the general public each day via October 2021, within the Carroll Gallery on the Carriage Home on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Property, 1048 Washington St.
Since 2006, Coupland has been a Cape Could MAC Physick Home Museum interpreter and trolley tour information.
“Not solely has she excelled in these capacities, however she’s really authored a number of the materials she’s shared with 1000’s of friends and tourgoers over that point,” Board President Tom Carroll stated. “These embrace, the brand new Magic & Thriller Home Tour, the lately re-instituted Dr. Physick’s Neighborhood Strolling Tour — which has slot in properly as a result of want for extra out of doors actions due to COVID-19 — the wildly profitable Cape Mayhem Trolley Tour (now Spirits & Oddities Trolley Tour) and a Physick Property Self-guided Tour.”
Coupland has additionally served as a member of Cape Could MAC’s Restoration and Collections Committee. However she is very being honored for her work curating Cape Could MAC’s fiftieth anniversary exhibit, a challenge that concerned numerous hours culling via a whole lot of bodily and digital doc recordsdata and pictures, working with key individuals within the group, and with Jean Barraclough who designed the exhibit, to current an correct and thrilling retrospective of the primary 50 years of the group.
“As if that exhibit effort wasn’t tiring sufficient to quarterback, she has agreed to be the volunteer coordinator of our intense and expansive archiving challenge, which is able to span the subsequent few years or extra,” Director and CEO Jody Alessandrine stated. “On this function, Janet has already secured a CAPES grant from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Convention to help our effort with an expert advisor for free of charge to us.”
Coupland lends her abilities to different organizations, as nicely. She has volunteered with the Historic Preservation Fee of Cape Could and offered analysis help to the Harriet Tubman Museum in Cape Could.
Coupland got here to Cape Could MAC after retiring as government vp and chief administrative officer at a number one supplier of loss adjusting, claims and threat administration companies to the insurance coverage and self-insured market. She earned certifications from a wide range of skilled organizations, together with the American Administration Affiliation. She earned a bachelor’s diploma from the College of Baltimore and was ranked first in her class.
Cape Could MAC (Museums+Arts+Tradition) is a multifaceted, not-for-profit group dedicated to selling the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Cape Could area for its residents and guests. Cape Could MAC membership is open to all. Go to capemaymac.org/support/membership to study extra. .For details about Cape Could MAC’s year-round schedule of excursions, festivals and particular occasions, go to capemaymac.org. For details about historic lodging, contact Cape Could Historic Lodging at capemaylodging.com. For details about eating places, lodging and buying, name the Chamber of Commerce of Higher Cape Could at 609-884-5508. For info on town’s COVID-19 response, please go to capemaystrong.org.