Winner! Preservation Education Award from Preservation Alliance 2024 for Camden Kiosk

On June 5, 2024 the City of Camden Heritage Tourism Interative Touch Screen Display Wall will be presented the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Preservation Education Award at their annual gala. 

We were delighted to learn that our three-year project for the City of Camden Office of the Municipal Clerk has won the 2024 Preservation Education Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia for the City of Camden Heritage Tourism Interactive Touchscreen Display Wall. 

The City of Camden Heritage Tourism Interactive Touch Screen Display Wall installed in the elevator lobby of City Hall in Camden measures eight feet long by 42 inches high. The digital history project features a beautiful hand drawn contemporary mural by local artist Donna Backues, depicting 49 important people, places, and events across 350 years of city of Camden History. When a visitor touches a person or location on the mural, they are met with an onscreen popup that shows a historic photo or illustration plus a short description of the person, place, or event.

In 2023, a Camden County base map was added to the touch wall to identify 51 Camden County historic sites and history organizations associated with the Camden County History Alliance (CCHA). In anticipation of the upcoming 250th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War in 2026, 33 Camden County battle and skirmish sites were added to the touch wall.

All of the information found on the 133 popups is available on the City of Camden’s official website’s history page: The City of Camden and its partner, the CCHA, are able to showcase their organizations through this award-winning and innovative digital history project. Last year this project won the David Knights New Preservation Initiative Award from Preservation New Jersey.