Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $53,666 (1992); $6,694 (2007); $21,563 (2017) Grant Recipient: Camden County Historical Society County: CamdenMunicipality: Camden
Pomona Hall is a notable example of an eighteenth-century Georgian residence. One of the principle historic sites in Camden County, it contains fine interior detailing and architectural elements. Pomona Hall is associated with the Cooper family, who were early Camden settlers. The building has a high degree of architectural integrity. The City of Camden acquired the house in 1915 and in 1924 the Camden County Historical Society began leasing the property from the city.
The 2007 grant helped fund the preparation of an accessibility study that recommended methods to make the house museum, exhibits, and research facility more accessible to visitors with impairments. A previous 1992 Trust grant helped fund roof and drainage repairs and repairs to water-damaged brickwork and interior plaster.
The 2017 grant helped fund the preparation of a heritage tourism plan for the Camden County History Alliance. The Historical Society took the lead in organizing 42 historical organizations and sites located within the county. The study collected and analyzed information about each site and made recommendations on future partnering and collaborative tourism projects. Additionally, the study developed interpretive themes that link sites together.
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