Camden County Historical Society, Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 3:00 P.M.
CAMDEN CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--The Camden County Historical Society is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of a new exhibit, entitled the Victor Carstarphen Sr., Legends Hall of fame. This exhibit will include Camden Legendary Singer Carla Benson, who sang background for Patti LaBelle and hundreds of other Artists; she will have Gold and Platinum records on display. Donnie Sellers, who served as an A&R person for A&M Records, will have Janet Jackson’s Platinum record “Control” on display, commemorating his work for ensuring 2 million in record Sales. Victor Carstarphen, Sr., has a Gold Record on display for his contribution as a writer garnering 500,000 million in record sales for the song “Message in The Music”, just to name a few.
Local Muralist and Camden Fire Fighter Aaron Cooper painted a large mural on the Exhibit wall. Housed in front of the mural is a vintage Tascam M-3500 mixing board along with a drum set, vintage key board and other instruments, donated in memory of Camden native John R. Saunders, the tour engineer for world famous singer Luther Vandross.
Yocontalie Jackson is the Curator for this Exhibit. Because of her experience and relationships with many of the artist, they trusted her ability to not only care for their artifacts but to also showcase their wares in a manner in which all can appreciate and enjoy.
Victor Carstarphen, Sr., is the late father of Mayor Victor Carstarphen, Jr. The Mayor’s father was recently inducted into the Camden Walk of Fame for his contributions to many of the hits from Philadelphia International Records. He later moved on to write hits for the Legendary Temptations. The Temptations tribute to Victor Carstarphen, Sr. will be shown on a 60-inch monitor upon entering the Exhibit.
This exhibit is the first of its kind at the Camden County Historical Society and will be Free and Open to the Public. CCHS is located at 1900 Park Blvd., Camden, New Jersey, 08104. For more information about this exhibit or other exhibits, contact the Camden County Historical Society at 856-964-3333.