Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey

A discussion of things to do and paces to go, with the purpose of sharing, encouraging participation, and networking.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Things to do - Places to go June with Camden County Historical Society

 
Dear Members of the Camden County Historical Society--
You are invited to join a Cooper River History Paddle Tour on Tuesday, June 20th 10am-12:30pm. The history paddle tour, based on the book “Along the Cooper: Camden to Haddonfield,” will be led by its co-author Robert Shinn, an officer of the Camden County Historical Society (CCHS). Whilst paddling, the rich history of this region comes alive as Shinn tells the tales of the Cooper. The route, led by experienced UrbanTrekker guides, takes paddlers through the still-viewable underwater remnants of a Victorian garden and a WPA-era swimming pool in Farnham Park and then under the bridges and railroad trestles that supported Camden’s industrial might in its midcentury heyday. Continuing toward the Delaware River backchannel, the juxtaposition of modern investment and poverty in the city is striking, as is the environmental richness and natural beauty leading to the paddle’s conclusion at Pyne Poynt Park.
Urban Trekker will provide canoes, paddles and lifejackets. The fee per person to cover costs is $20 for CCHS members and $30 for non-members. Transportation service for those who bring their own kayak or canoe may be provided for a reduced rate if space is available.
Advanced registration required. Use link below: 
https://urbanpromiseusa.donorpages.com/EcologyPaddleRegistrationOnly
Sign up early as space is limited!
--Bonny Beth Elwell
Library Director

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