OUR FEESHOURS: Library/ Museum:
Mon. & Tue.: Closed
Wed., Thur. & Fri:
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sun.: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pomona Hall:
(Guided tours only) - Thur. & Sun. 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
by appointment. Large group tours (11 or more) must be scheduled 1 month in advance.
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MUSEUM OF COUNTY HISTORY
Three Centuries of Local Life
Constructed as a major addition to the Camden County Historical Society in 1966, the two-story museum showcases exhibits about life in the region during the last three centuries. Many of the artifacts and craft workshops on display directly complement our various educational programs.
WORK SKILLS Life in the 19th century immediately after the Civil War required domestic and workplace skills far different from those used today. Displays like our weaving shed and farm implements are designed to provide visitors with a three-dimensional sense of the nature of work in those earlier times.
DAILY LIFE IN SLOWER TIMES One of our most unusual exhibits is a full-size one-room school house, complete with wood stove and traditional conical "dunce" cap. Nearby is a blacksmith shop of the sort that was once a staple of every local community.
TRAVEL BEFORE THE MOTOR CAR It's only in the last 70 years that Camden County has become a place of motorized vehicles. For the better part of the region's history, people travelled in wooden vehicles drawn by animals. Among our transportation displays is a typical harness and storage area for the sleighs that were a routine part of winter life in Camden County before 1900, as well as a hand pumper from an early fire company.