Historical Books for Sale

Camden Historical Books

The new “Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery Restoration Project,” “Restaurants, Hotels, Taverns and Boarding Houses of Camden” and  and the “Bicentennial 1818-2018” are all for sale!  You can purchase the books at the Camden Archives (located in the Camden Town Hall) during open hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays (1:30-4:30), and the 1st Saturday of each month (10:00am-2:00pm). The books are also available for purchase at the Camden Library.

The newest book, Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery Restoration Project contains 170-pages of text and photos, the cemetery’s history and information about those buried there. It is $25.

The Restaurants, Hotels, Taverns and Boarding Houses of Camden was researched and written by Camden Archivist Janice Blevins and focuses on just what the title implies.  What a wonderful history of interesting information about Camden’s glorious past. The cost is $20.

The  Bicentennial 1818-2018 book was researched, written and printed by our friends at the Camden Archives. and is photograph-driven, mostly color photos accompanied by researched text. It focuses on Camden’s history–particularly businesses– in the time since the Sesquicentennial Booklet was printed in 1968. The book took a lot of time and work, but was a “labor of love” for the women at the Archives. The cost is $20

All proceeds from the sale of books benefit the Camden Archives. 

In addition, the 1968 Camden Sesquicentennial History Book (the Blue Book) is now available to download at https://preblelibrary.org/camdenarchives. Now that the Bicentennial Book is available, the Archives recently retired this book from print and made the entire 48-page book available (and can be downloaded one chapter/section at a time.) Camden is forever indebted to the compilers of the 1968 Sesquicentennial Book, Dr., H.G. Headley (Chairman), Mrs. Ruth Neff, Mrs. Jane Headley, Miss Nelle Jones, Mr. Harry Neff, Mrs. Shirley Duskey, Mr. Charles Douglas (Douglas spelled with one “s” in the book), and Mr. James Feix. (This was accomplished back in the day of typewriters and carbon paper rather than word processors and computers.)

We want to thank the ladies of the Archives for these books and all you do to preserve Camden’s rich and interesting history.

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May
15
Sat
all-day Buckeye Carting Challenge @ G & J Kartway
Buckeye Carting Challenge @ G & J Kartway
May 15 all-day
Call G & J Karway for schedule…or check their website.
May
18
Tue
10:00 am Camden Fish Food Pantry @ 56 N. Main Street
Camden Fish Food Pantry @ 56 N. Main Street
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
3:00 pm Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Higher Heights Church of God in Camden offers a food pantry to those in need.  The Food pantry is open  on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you[...]
May
20
Thu
7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
May 20 @ 7:00 pm
You can find the agenda for the upcoming meeting and minutes here.
May
25
Tue
3:00 pm Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Higher Heights Church of God in Camden offers a food pantry to those in need.  The Food pantry is open  on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you[...]
Jun
1
Tue
3:00 pm Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Higher Heights Church of God in Camden offers a food pantry to those in need.  The Food pantry is open  on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you[...]
Jun
2
Wed
6:00 pm Camden Carnival @ S. Main Street
Camden Carnival @ S. Main Street
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm
Camden Carnival @ S. Main Street
Wristband pre-sale tickets are on sale at the firehouse for $20 and tickets/bands will also be available at the ticket booth. Please note:  Pre-sale tickets for wristbands sold are non-refundable if[...]
Jun
3
Thu
6:00 pm Camden Carnival @ S. Main Street
Camden Carnival @ S. Main Street
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm
Camden Carnival @ S. Main Street
Wristband pre-sale tickets are on sale at the firehouse for $20 and tickets/bands will also be available at the ticket booth. Please note:  Pre-sale tickets for wristbands sold are non-refundable if[...]
7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm
You can find the agenda for the upcoming meeting and minutes here.
Jun
4
Fri
6:00 pm Camden Carnival @ S. Main Street
Camden Carnival @ S. Main Street
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm
Camden Carnival @ S. Main Street
Wristband pre-sale tickets are on sale at the firehouse for $20 and tickets/bands will also be available at the ticket booth. Please note:  Pre-sale tickets for wristbands sold are non-refundable if[...]