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Posted on: September 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Burlington County Woman of the Week for August 31, Louise Calloway!


Meet our Burlington County Woman of the Week, Louise Calloway!

For seven years Louise Calloway operated the Underground Railroad Education Center on Union Street in Burlington until it closed in 2012 due to lack of funding. She put her entire collection in storage until the she found a new home with the help of the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Today, she is the Curator of the Underground Railroad Museum at Smithville Park. Louse is a very wise and dedicated 90-year-old story teller. She had a long career as a Social Worker and even taught College in Africa. She was honored by the NAACP in 2011 with the Distinguished Educators Award. She is a Burlington County treasure.  

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