Historical Society Receives Matching Grant to Recognize Contributions of Past President Pat Lennon

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has received a new challenge grant in support of its planned new Archives Center building: starting in May, all donations made in honor of past president Pat Lennon will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a donor who worked with Pat at the Historical Society and admires …

Dec. 7 Book Launch Planned for Jan Twitchell’s New Autobiography

The Historical Society is co-hosting a book launch for Jan Twitchell’s new book, A Fortunate Life. The event will be held on Thursday Dec. 7 at 3 pm at Brandywine Living, 132 Warwick Rd, Haddonfield. Jan began the book as an oral history for the Historical Society, before it turned …

Proposed New Archives Center

The Historical Society of Haddonfield plans to build a new Archives Center on the site of an existing garage on the Society’s property at 343 Kings Highway East, just steps from Greenfield Hall and the Mickle House. The new two-story building was designed by Haddonfield resident Eduardo Guzman of DCM …

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Haunted Walking Tours Start Friday October 19

October 16, 2018 Events Comments Off on Haunted Walking Tours Start Friday October 19

Courier Post readers: We hope you enjoyed the recent article about our upcoming Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours! Unfortunately, the wrong dates were listed in the article (they’ve been corrected online). This year’s tour dates are listed below. All will start at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield:

Friday October 19
Saturday October 20
Friday October 26
Saturday October 27

Click here for more details.

Open House Saturday Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21 for Camden County History Week

October 10, 2018 Events Comments Off on Open House Saturday Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21 for Camden County History Week

The Historical Society of Haddonfield will be holding a special Open House on Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21 as part of the first-ever “Camden County History Week.”

Greenfield Hall will be open on Saturday Oct. 20 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday Oct. 21 from 12 noon to 4 pm.

Here at Greenfield Hall, we’ll be offering docent talks on the half hour (starting at 10:30 am on Saturday and 12:30 pm on Sunday), including special talks on our tool collections (Saturday at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm), Elizabeth French Gill and Greenfield Hall (Saturday at 2:30 pm), and what Haddonfield was like in 1841 (Sunday at 2:30 pm).

On Saturday, artisans Irene Charney, Inger Bullock, Dianne Snodgrass will be demonstrating spinning, weaving, and basketry. They will also be offering some of their work for sale. On Sunday, Dianne Snodgrass and Elizabeth Albert will be offering some of their work for sale.

On both days, we will be sharing our October pop-up display, featuring items from our archival and museum collections that shed light on life during the eighteenth century.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Our colleagues at more than 20 other historic sites in Camden County will also be holding special events that week. Don’t forget to have us stamp the special “history week” passport for a chance to win prizes. A full schedule is available at www.camdencountyhistoryweek.com.

Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours Planned for Late October

October 9, 2018 Events Comments Off on Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours Planned for Late October

Local favorite Bill Meehan will once again conduct Haunted Haddonfield walking tours in October leading up to the annual Haunted Mansion at Greenfield Hall on October 30. Don’t miss out!

The tours will be held on the following dates:

Friday Oct. 19 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Saturday Oct. 20 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Friday Oct. 26 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Saturday Oct. 27 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. The tours benefit the Historical Society and the Haddonfield Public Library.

Tickets may be purchased at the door (cash only) or purchased in advance at the Historical Society during open hours, at the Haddonfield Public Library, and at the Haddonfield Visitors Center.

Questions? Contact the Historical Society at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

Book Club To Meet on Tuesday November 27

October 9, 2018 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club To Meet on Tuesday November 27

The Historical Society Book Club’s next meeting will be Tuesday November 27 at 7 pm in Greenfield Hall.

We will be discussing It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History, by Jennifer Wright. The book is an amusing review of “the worst of the worst in historically bad breakups,” from Nero in Ancient Rome to Elizabeth Taylor in the 20th century. Library Journal says the “writing fits right in with the work of comedian authors Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler.”

As always, all are welcome at our discussion, even if you haven’t read the book. Light refreshments will be served.

Have a suggestion for a future selection for the Book Club? Feel free to call or email the office with your ideas.

Interested in Volunteering? Join Us at an Information Session on Wed. Oct. 17

October 1, 2018 Events Comments Off on Interested in Volunteering? Join Us at an Information Session on Wed. Oct. 17

The Historical Society of Haddonfield is holding an information session for potential volunteers on Wednesday October 17 at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

We hope you’ll stop by to hear more about how you can get involved!

We rely on the generosity and enthusiasm of our volunteers to help us preserve, study, and share our area’s rich history. Many of our volunteers help out during business hours, but we also have some opportunities for evening, weekend, or off-site help.

We’d love your help to:
– help decorate for Halloween;
– greet visitors who stop by for tours or attend events;
– lead tours and educational programs;
– write articles or layout our quarterly newsletter;
– help publicize upcoming events;
– assist with data-entry and other office work;
– work with our archival collections;
– care for the buildings, garden, and grounds;
and much more!

No RSVPs are needed, but feel free to contact us at 856-429-7375 if you have any questions.

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GREENFIELD HALL

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1-4 pm and by appointment. First Sunday of the month 1-3 pm.

ARCHIVES CENTER / RESEARCH LIBRARY

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:30 am and by appointment. First Sunday of the month 1-3 pm.

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Greenfield Hall and the Archives Center are both CLOSED Saturdays & Sundays except as noted above for the first Sunday of the month.

We are closed in August, on major holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

Contact Us:

Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856.429.7375
General questions:
info@haddonfieldhistory.org
Research questions:
library@haddonfieldhistory.org

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