Although Timbuctoo has been a special place in the hearts and minds of families who lived there for many years, its visibility rose to a new level in 2009 when a coalition of researchers from Temple University, officials from Westampton Township, as well as local historians and descendants began to work together, resulting in archeological excavations, renewed interest in history and historic preservation, and significant attention to Timbuctoo in print and broadcast media. Links to selected news articles can be found here.
In 2015, the Westampton Township governing body formalized the coalition by establishing the Timbuctoo Advisory Committee as a formal entity, charged with advising the governing body on historic preservation issues related to Timbuctoo and conducting various outreach activities.
In 2019, Timbuctoo descendant Guy Weston established the Timbuctoo Historical Society to "expand opportunities for preserving Timbuctoo outside of the confines of a small municipal government." The advisory committee and the historical society continue to work together on various projects.
The Timbuctoo Historical Society also acknowledges American Legion Post 509 for facilitating funding for the sign Timbuctoo road sign on Rancocas Road, as well as Wesley AME Zion Church of Burlington for its contributions to the informational signs in the cemetery. We acknowledge the Salt and Light Company and the Rancocas Nature Center for assistance with fundraising projects as well.