- Avalon History Center
History Center Lecture: Upper Township Villages
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with local historian Robert Holden, author of Upper Township and its Ten Villages, published by Arcadia Publishing in 2020. This is the first part of a two-part series exploring the history of Upper Township’s ten villages. Upper Township (after being known as the Upper Precinct of Cape May County since 1723) was founded in 1798 by John Townsend, but actually, the area was first inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Indians, who lived there and hunted in the rivers and woods for food for hundreds of years. Join us for this fascinating virtual lecture. Registration is required, please click the link to register. A link to join the program will be emailed to you using the email address you used to register.