Guest Speakers/Presentations

The Camden County Historical Society staff are available as guest speakers to give presentations on topics of local history. Below is a list of some available topics; additional programs can also be prepared. Please contact our staff to schedule a presentation.

Records of the Camden County Historical Society


An introduction to the historical and genealogical resources available at the Camden County Historical Society, useful for historians, genealogists, or anyone unfamiliar with the CCHS library. Presented by the CCHS Library Director, an experienced researcher and genealogist.

Black History in Camden County


This presentation traces the lives of African Americans in Camden County during the colonial era and the 19th century, including slavery, the Underground Railroad, and free Black communities, such as Saddlertown, Davistown, and Snow Hill (now Lawnside).


Notable Women of Camden

An introduction to some of the famous women of Camden County from the 17th century to today. Over the centuries, women of Camden County have risen to prominence as pioneers, patriots, preachers, doctors, suffragists, teachers, actors, authors, singers, activists, & countless other roles.

Early Industries Of Camden


From the early 19th century to the early 20th century, Camden City was an industrial center. This presentation shares a sampling of the variety of businesses in Camden from 1820-1920, along with brief mention of the top three: New York Ship, Victor Talking Machine Co., & Campbell’s Soup. 


Camden County/City History



This brief overview of Camden County/City history encompasses the history of this area from the 1600’s to present day. This powerpoint presentation lecture can be presented to a variety of groups in several time lengths (30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour). 

Custom Topic Lecture


Have another topic you’d like featured as a lecture/powerpoint presentation? Please contact a representative from the Historical Society to see if it’s possible!

In addition to historical topics, numerous genealogy research presentations are also available.

CCHS will be closed on Sunday, June 9 & Sunday, June 16. The museum will be open for tours on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 12, 13 & 14 from 1pm-5pm, but the library will be closed. We will reopen regular hours on Wednesday, June 19.