Depot Museum to Display Rare Cameron Historical Documents.
Starting this Labor Day Weekend, the Cameron Depot Museum will have some very rare Cameron Historical Documents on display. Dating back to the 1840s, the documents record the property transactions between the U.S. Government and Samuel McCorkle for property that later became part of what is now Cameron.
These original documents are printed on official Parchment Paper and date from 1843 to 1852. They bare the U.S. Presidential office seal and signatures of Presidents John Tyler, James K Polk and Millard Fillmore. They shed light on when and how he acquired some of the land that became Cameron. Thanks to a local donor, the documents have been professionally framed in acid free UV protected enclosures that will allow people to view them without fear of degradation or damage.
The exhibit is part of the Depot Museum’s recent program to give visitors the story of Cameron’s history from the very beginning and will join other displays showing the history of Cameron’s railroads, early business, schools, churches, civic groups and military. The Depot Museum is an admission free non-profit community museum located just south of downtown on Walnut Street.