William Miles Butts: Camden Cultural & Civic Leader

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William Miles Butts: Camden Cultural & Civic Leader

On Sunday, January 21st at the Camden County Historical Society, Dr. James Johnson will give a presentation on “William Miles Butts: Camden Cultural & Civic Leader.” This free presentation begins at 2pm and is open to the public.

William Miles Butts (1847-1899) was the first African American appointed to the Camden police force in 1887. He was also a Civil War Veteran of the 38th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops, served in the National Guard, and was involved in several civic organizations of Camden. Dr. Johnson will present his original research on the life and career of Miles Butts.

Also open from 12-3pm will be the new African American History Room. Recently opened as the Camden County Historical Society’s permanent exhibit space for local African American History, the room features a timeline of African American history and a special exhibit on The Moores of Greenland (present day Magnolia, NJ).

The Camden County Historical Society is located at 1900 Park Boulevard, Camden NJ 08103. The site includes a research library in addition to Historic Pomona Hall and the Camden County Museum, and is regularly open Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Sunday 12-3pm, with a $5 admission fee for nonmembers. For more information, please call 856-964-3333, email admin@cchsnj.org, or visit our website at www.cchsnj.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Camden County Historical Society
    1900 Park Boulevard, Camden, NJ, United States
  • Sunday, Jan 21st, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
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    On Sunday, January 21st at the Camden County Historical Society, Dr. James Johnson will give a presentation on “William Miles Butts: Camden Cultural & Civic Leader.” This free presentation begins at 2pm and is open to the public. William Miles Butts (1847-1899) was the first African American appointed to the Camden police force in 1887. He was also a Civil War Veteran of the 38th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops, served in the National Guard, and was involved…

    1900 Park Boulevard, Camden, NJ, United States public