Grand reopening of Camden County Museum on Sunday, May 15

History

The Camden County Historical Society invites the public to the grand reopening of the Camden County Museum on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 1–4 p.m. After a nearly three-year closure of the museum due to water damage, the Camden County Museum has been redesigned and will reopen with new exhibits and displays.

One new special feature is an original RCA Victor “Nipper” Stained Glass Window.

Also unveiled at this special event will be the Camden City History Mural by local artist Donna Backues, featuring significant aspects of the city’s history.

In preparation for this grand reopening, the Camden County Museum has been completely reorganized, with new objects and images that tell a variety of new stories from Camden County’s diverse past. Covering the 1600s to the present, the museum covers many of the prominent businesses, professions, and social movements that shape the current county.

The Camden City History Mural encompasses the history of Camden City from the Lenni Lenape Native Americans to the present day. At around 22' long, this new addition to our Camden County Museum will serve as an introduction to our newly redesigned museum space.

The Nipper window was originally displayed on the tower of the Nipper building (Victor Building №17), which was completed 100 years ago. D’Ascenzo Studio originally created four of these windows in 1915, basing the design off of the Victor Talking Machine logo: a dog named “Nipper” listening to “His Master’s Voice” on a gramophone. The original Nipper windows remained on the building until 1968; one window was donated to the Historical Society in 1988.

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

For more information, visit www.cchsnj.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/CamdenCountyHistoricalSociety.

The museum can also be reached at (856) 964–3333, or at admin@cchsnj.org.