Louise Calloway stands in a doorway.

Louise Calloway and Essence of Harmony Choral Society

| Burlington County Library

Help us honor the remarkable Louise Calloway, founder of the Historic Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County, and then sit back and enjoy a delightful performance by the Essence of Harmony Choral Society on Saturday, April 30 in the Burlington County Library auditorium.

The free library event will begin at 12:30 pm with opening remarks by Dr. Jacquelin Agostini in honor of Louise Calloway, whose passion for history began on her grandmother's porch where she spent hours making scrapbooks of African-American luminaries. In 2005, the honoree founded the Historic Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County, which she still operates today. The museum was her first project after a 50-year career in social work, teaching college in Africa and volunteering for a number of charities. Louise Calloway was recognized by the NAACP with the Distinguished Educators Award in 2011 for her lifetime work as an educator.

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Burlington County Library, Inc., the performance by the talented Moorestown-based Essence of Harmony Choral Society will follow. This group of incredible singers, which has developed a cohesive and creative performance style celebrating African American classical voices, will perform selections commemorating the Underground Railroad.

Registration for this event, which is open to all ages, is not required, but please be aware that seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, the Friends will be hosting a special pop-up book sale in the lobby on the day of the performance. Scheduled to run 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the sale will feature books about African-Americans, general fiction, children’s books, DVDs and CDs.

Audience: All Ages