Warden's House Gallery

Julia Day
Hugh Campbell
(1905 - 1997)
  • Self-taught impressionistic landscape artist
  • His paintings and drawings chronicle the history of Mount Holly during the mid-20th century.
  •  Prolific painter. Burlington County owns over 400 of his paintings. Many others are privately owned.
  • Author of the book entitled, “Knock Vigorously To Be Heard”
  • Lived most of his life in a shack on Kate’s Tract in Mount Holly
  • There are many long-time Mount Holly residents who remember Hugh Campbell walking through the streets of town with his art supplies in-tow, so he would always be ready when he felt inspired to paint.
  • Meditation and yoga played an integral role in Hugh Campbell’s daily lifestyle.
History of the Warden's House
  • Originally the warden’s living quarters were within the prison walls, but by the late 1800s the prison population had grown to a point where it was necessary to provide separate housing for the warden and his family.
  • The warden’s house was completed in 1888.
  • The warden had immediate access to the prison via a walkway (or bridge) between the two buildings on the second floor. The walkway can be seen during a Prison Museum tour.
  • Restoration of the Warden’s House was completed in 2011 and is now the permanent home of the Hugh Campbell Collection.

Features

  • Adopt-A-Campbell Program
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Hugh H. Campbell Collection
  • Second Saturday Arts Crawls

Preview the Hugh Campbell Exhibit

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