Our Memberships

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John Bailey is an international member of the prestigious Guild of Master Craftsmen, Sussex, GB. Guild members have always been purveyors to the Royal Family whenever thay have required fine craftsmanship - from masonry to leatherwork. To visit the Guild, click on their logo.
The Honourable Cordwainers' Company is a member of the ancient guild of cordwainers - their current interests lie in historical shoemaking. John is the Company videographer. He has accumulated several volumes of videotaped papers delivered at the Company's annual meetings. These tapes should be of extreme interest to anyone, individuals or museums, doing research on the history of shoemaking or the making of historic shoes. To visit the Company, click on their logo.
John and Nancy are both active members of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC), a local non-profit organization. MAC operates The Physick Estate House Museum and the Cape May Lighthouse museum, which are both open to the public. MAC also conducts trolley and walking tours of the Cape May Historic District and presents the Cape May Music Festival every spring. Nancy is currently on the MAC Board of Directors. John is a past President and is currently the Chairman of the Lighthouse Restoration Committee. To visit MAC, click on their logo.

Our Favorite Links

Jazz Cape May Jazz Festival Carol Stone and Woody Woodland founded the Cape May Jazz Festival in 1993. Since then it has become one of Cape May's premiere events drawing top name Jazz artists who enjoy the town's ambience as well as it's enthusiastic audiences.
Lighthouse by moonlight
Tides of Time features artistic photography of Cape May by Corey Gilbert. His moonlit Cape May Lighthouse graces the cover of John's new book, Sentinel of the Jersey Cape. Click on it to visit his wonderful online gallery.
The Christian Admiral website traces the history of the Hotel Cape May from its beginning to it's destruction. Features many photos and postcards as well as a history by era. A must see in conjunction with John's video of The Hotel Cape May, The History and Demolition of of a Historic Hotel. Many great links for this beloved structure.
Cape May Stage, Cape May's equity theater company, produces outstanding performances throughout the season at the historical old Cape Island Presbyterian Church (recently the Cape May Welcome Center). John is currently vice president of the company.


Cafe Miranda

 Click on the hearth to visit one of Maine's finest restaurants.  Owned and operated by chefs Evelyn Donnelly and Kerry Altieri.  

Evelyn is also a master leathersmith who worked beside John for many years, and now in her spare time continues to create many of the items in our catalogue.


Skip's site features exceptionally artistic photography in unique limited edition giclee' renderings.

When you Purchase a piece of his work, Skip donates a portion to lighthouse preservation. One of our favorite causes.

Please explore his site for its many rewards.


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