Work begins on Phases 2 and 3 of Camden Interactive Kiosk for Camden NJ

This fall we will begin work on the remaining two phases of the Heritage Tourism Interactive Touch Screen Kiosk wall display. The display will feature the City of Camden’s history, historic sites, and attractions, and will be located in the first‐floor lobby of City Hall. Three forty-two” HD video touchscreen monitors will be mounted side by side in portrait orientation on the display wall between the elevator and the café.

Last year we wrote two successful proposals to the New Jersey Historic Trust ($50,000) and to the Camden County Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund ($35,000)  to support the second a third phases of this project.

This first phase, now installed, displays a digital version of a handsome contemporary mural with fifty important people, places, and events across the three hundred years of the City of Camden’s history.

The second phase will add a base map to highlight the 51 Camden County organizations/ historic sites associated with the Camden County History Alliance (CCHA) and prepare popups that contain photos/illustrations, 50–150-word descriptions, and visitor information for the twenty-one historic sites open to the public in the city and county. The kiosk will also display a drop-down menu updated monthly with a roster of CCHA organizations’ educational events and activities for adults and children. Timely posts about upcoming events will also be published twice a month to the City of Camden’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. All of the history content will be uploaded to the City of Camden website, so that the information is available to a vast online audience. This phase includes the updating, designing, and printing of the Camden County History Alliance Map and Guide, and twenty-one rack cards for distribution in City Hall and at the twenty-one historic sites in Camden County.

The third phase includes 50-150 words and an illustration about the 39 Revolutionary War battle or skirmish locations in Camden County. A base map will be created with all the locations to be displayed on the interactive touch screen kiosk. We hope to have this work completed in early 2022.