Learn about Medford Dr. James Still with the Kroc Center premiering on Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. on Facebook Live.
The New Jersey Pinelands were the source of Dr. James Still’s inspiration, where his ingenuity led him to flourish as a homeopathic physician. Known in South Jersey and the Philadelphia area as the “Black Doctor of the Pinelands,” Dr. Still, 1812-1882, became an admired healer and one of the wealthiest men in South Jersey at a time when a formal medical education was not available to him. Early Recollections and Life of James Still, his 1877 autobiography, written during evenings after he treated patients, is still in print. His story is recounted this month by Samuel Still, Chairman of Dr. James Still Historic Office Site & Education Center.
Learn about the Historic Office Site and Education Center as well in this feature and plan your visit to the outdoor amenities of this important landmark.
The Kroc Center in Camden is a “super community center” geared at providing holistic programming to the South Jersey area. The center is a 120,000 sq. ft super community center featuring a chapel, fieldhouse, an indoor 8-lane 25 meter competition pool, indoor water play park, black box theater, community gathering “Town Plaza”, library, music classrooms, visual arts classroom, technology classroom, health & fitness center, dance / aerobic studios, choice food pantry, early childhood education center, teen center, senior center, health clinic, conference rooms, internet café and more. The 24 acre campus features full and half sized basketball courts, two little league baseball fields, a regulation soccer/football field, playgrounds and picnic areas.