New exhibit in Camden: Along the Cooper River

The Camden County Historical Society invites the public to the new exhibit about the Cooper River. Based on the book, Along the Cooper River: Camden to Haddonfield by Robert A. Shinn and Kevin Cook, the “Along the Cooper River” museum exhibit features images and stories from the book, along with a selection of historical objects related to this natural resource that runs through Camden County.

This exhibit will be the first to take place in the new Richard O. Pillatt Camden County History Room, which showcases exciting subjects throughout Camden County’s history through temporary quarterly exhibits. The room features a thirteen-foot map of Camden County. Exhibits in the Camden County History Room will be enhanced with media presentations.

The “Along the Cooper River” exhibit dives into the history of the Cooper River (previously named Deer Creek and Cooper’s Creek), and examines how the people of Camden have used the river for transportation, industry, and recreation throughout our  300+ year history.

The Camden County Historical Society is located at 1900 Park Boulevard, Camden, NJ 08103. It is regularly open Wednesday-Friday 10am-4:30pm and Sunday 12-3pm. The Camden County Historical Society is partially funded through a grant by the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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