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The History of Timbuctoo is Tomorrow, February 27th!

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 8:06 AM by Victoria Mulherin

The History of Timbuctoo is Tomorrow, February 27th
Timbuctoo was a community located right here in Westampton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. The deed records from the Burlington County Clerk’s Office indicate the first land purchases by African Americans in the area now known as Timbuctoo, occurred in 1826. At its peak in the mid-nineteenth century, Timbuctoo had more than 125 residents, a school, a church and a cemetery.

Timbuctoo was settled by former slaves and free blacks four decades before the Emancipation Proclamation. Come and learn the fascinating history of this historically African American community in Westampton Township, NJ. The speakers will be Dr. David Orr, PhD., chief archaeologist for the Timbuctoo site, and Guy Weston, MA, descendant of early nineteenth century Timbuctoo settlers.

When: February 27th
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences
Address: 307 High Street, Mt. Holly
Contact Number: 609-267-7111
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