Black History is American History

Presented by Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott (CROHL)

Save the Date!

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM
La Mott Community Center
7420 Sycamore Ave.,   La Mott, PA  19027


  • Dr. Cheryl Renee Gooch, historian and author

    Dr. Gooch will include excerpts from her new book “Hinsonville’s Heroes: Black Civil War Soldiers  of Chester County.” She will point out the relevance of Black History Month and our shared experiences as Americans committed to civil rights. Eleven of the heroes included in her book trained at Camp William Penn in La Mott, PA.

  • Kerry Bryan in attendance as Lucretia Mott
  • Joe Becton, Antoine Watts and Crystal Kemp musicians and USCT re-enactors
    Perform Civil War music and lead a sing-along.
  • David Harrower, architect, historian and author
    Will speak about David Bustill Bowser, abolitionist and artist

This is a free event.  Donations will be accepted.

For more information or in case of severe weather conditions,
call: 215 885-2258; email:

Dedication of Plaque Honoring United States Colored Troops Buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery

Recruitment poster shows soldiers of the 25th Infantry Regiment, USCT, at Camp William Penn. Library Company of Philadelphia.

Please attend a ceremony to dedicate the new information panel honoring the United States Colored Troops who are buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery. The new sign, erected by the Veterans Administration, celebrates the achievements of the United States Colored Troops of the Civil War, the training camp at nearby Camp William Penn, and those who died in sacrifice to the preservation of the Union. The new sign promises to be a focus for learning and inspiration for years to come. The ceremony will include music, brief speeches, USCT re-enactors, and light refreshments.

Save the Date!

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11am (rain date: May 5, 2018)
Philadelphia National Cemetery
6909 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia, PAPA 19138
For more information, email or call (215) 885-2258.

Support provided by the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Book Sale

Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott will hold a book sale for the benefit of the Camp William Penn Museum.

This sale will feature books for all ages, from a private collection, about the Civil War.  Additional books re African Americans in the military as well as books about Native Americans will be included. A wide range of general interest and coffee table books will be included. A 3rd Regiment USCT Re-enactor will be present to talk about Camp William Penn and the Civil War. Dr. James Paradis, author/historian will be present for conversation about Camp William Penn on Sunday, May 21. There will be videos to view as well as pictures with crayons for children to color.

This sale will take place at:  The Camp William Penn Museum, 1618 Willow Avenue in La Mott, 19027.

May 20, 10:00-2:00 and May 21, 2:00-4:00.

Inquiries may be sent to: or call 215 885-2258

Flea Market Fundraiser

CROHL will participate in the Cheltenham Township Flea Market on April 29 at Curtis Arboretum, 9:00 to 1:00.
Collectibles, household items, also will include vintage and antique items.
The rain date is May 6th.  All proceeds benefit the CWP Museum.