Dear Friend:

The goal of The Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott (CROHL), a 501c3 tax exempt organization, is to preserve the historical community heritage of La Mott, located in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

This community stands as an important landmark in American history. It was one of the first communities to encourage integrated living and represents a turning point in the social and racial development of residential communities in the post-Civil War era.

Camp William Penn, the country’s first Federal training camp for colored troops was established in La Mott in 1863. Eleven Regiments were trained here.

A Museum to honor and preserve the legacy of the United States Colored Troops who trained here has been established.

Regretfully the museum is closed temporarily until the renovations which are needed to bring the building up to code are complete. When we have completed bringing the building “up-to-code” it will be re-opened to visitors.

In the meanwhile, from June ’06 to Jan ’07 there will be a Camp William Penn Exhibit at the Richard Wall House Museum in Elkins Park, PA. (1 Wall Park Drive opposite the Walgreen’s on Church road). Open from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Sundays.

We are in the midst of raising funds to make the necessary renovations. As funds become available, work is being done on our building.

Contributions are certainly welcome. If you would like to help us, please send a check payable to:

LA MOTT, PA 19027

Each donation will be appropriately acknowledged for your tax records. Your donations will enable us to complete the renovations on our Museum building and to establish recognition of other historical sites in the community. Your interest and help are most appreciated.


Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott

Joyce Werkman, President
Doerte Smith, Corresponding Secretary
Theodore Mosley
James Paradis
Reynold Greenberg
Milton Dank
Thomas G. Davis

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