The Camden County Historical Society will be hosting several events during October for Camden County History Month, including two this weekend. On Saturday, October 2nd, a historic photo exhibit highlighting "Along the Cooper River" will be open from 10am-2pm at the historic Ebenezer Hopkins House, located at 250 South Park Drive in Haddon Township. At 11am, Bob Shinn and Kevin Cook, authors of the book “Along the Cooper River,” will discuss the history of the Cooper River.
Then on Sunday, October 3rd, the Camden County Historical Society will host a presentation and exhibit on “Pop” Lloyd and the Negro Baseball League in New Jersey. The story of a Negro Baseball League legend will come alive at this presentation about “Pop” Lloyd & The “Bees” by Michael Everett and Belinda Manning at 1:30 pm at the Camden County Historical Society, 1900 Park Boulevard in Camden. The event will also feature an exhibit from Stockton University's "Pop" Lloyd collection.
The Camden County Historical Society will also be open for tours of Pomona Hall and the Camden County Museum once a week during the month, on October 8th, 13th, 20th, & 27th. Tours of historic Pomona Hall, built in 1726 and 1788, will be available from 12-4pm those dates. Visit our new exhibits, including “Native Americans in Camden: We Are Still Here,” “The Revolutionary War in Camden County,” “Marketing the Movement: How Women Won the Vote,” and “Camden Recording Artists.”
The Ebenezer Hopkins House will again be open on Sunday, October 24th. In addition to the “Along the Cooper River” exhibit open from 12-4pm, Dennis Raible of the Haddon Township Historical Society will talk about his book “Haddon Township’s Hopkins Plantation,” discussing the history of this historic house.
Finally, on Sunday, October 31st, the Camden County Historical Society will host an exhibit and presentation on “Political Campaign Posters from 1844 to 2012.” Campaign memorabilia from Haddonfield’s Joe Murphy will be on display, with a talk at 1:30pm at the Camden County Historical Society, 1900 Park Boulevard in Camden.
This month is a great opportunity to visit many of the other historic sites in Camden County as well! There are dozens of additional events taking place in Camden County this month. Visit www.CamdenCountyHistoryAlliance.com for the full schedule. For more information about the Camden County Historical Society, please call 856-964-3333 or visit www.cchsnj.org.