Last updated: 5/20/2011
Camden, New Jersey
Street Address
1900 Park Boulevard
Camden, NJ 08103
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 378
Collingswood, NJ 08108
phone: 856-964-3333
e-mail: cchsnj@verizon.net
web: www.cchsnj.com
Hours
Wednesday - Friday10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
Admissions
$5.00; $4.00 for students & seniors.
Services
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Linda R. Gentry, Executive Director
Description

Membership Benefits: Access, Discounts, Free Admission: Our publications, public programs and special exhibits are designed to bring local history to life in a way that is both meaningful and enjoyable. In addition to enjoying free admission to the library, Pomona Hall and the museum, members will receive The Communicator newsletter and may receive discounts on the purchase of publications depending upon membership level.

The Camden County Historical Society provides a research and genealogy library, two story Camden County Museum that interprets the history of Camden City and Camden County from the Lenape Indians to the present and Pomona Hall a historic, colonial mansion that was the home of the Cooper family. Originally built in 1726 and expanded in 1788 the home is furnished in period appropriate furnishings and tells the story of the daily lives of the Cooper family.

History

The Camden County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1899. The Society moved to Pomona Hall in the early 1920's and eventually built both the research library and museum on the property.

Artifact Collections

Historic artifacts from Camden City and Camden County's history as well as the Southern New Jersey area.

Research Collections

Genealogy, cemetery records, church records, obituaries, city directories, maps, deeds, manuscripts, newspapers on microfilm, vertical, photographs, pamphlets, books, other.

Educational Programs

Exhibitions, tours, open hearth cooking demonstrations, spinning demonstrations, education programs, historic workshops, historic entertainment.

Facilities

Auditoriums

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Governance

Nonprofit organization; Board of Trustees

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

  • Quarterly newsletter, 'The Communicator'
  • ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    Special Event Rental

    Group Tours

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