History of the Town of Haddonfield

The town of Haddonfield, one of the oldest communities in what was originally known as West Jersey, has taken on many different appearances and roles during its lifetime. Located geographically at a critical point, where the navigable portion of the Cooper River crosses the King’s Highway, which ran between the …

Greenfield Hall and Garden Rental Rates

Download Fee Schedule (PDF)   Event Size Limits Greenfield Hall – 50 persons – inside Greenfield Hall & Gardens – 100 persons – inside & outside   Fees Greenfield Hall (includes use of upper terrace) – 4 hours $750 Greenfield Hall & Garden – 4 hours $1,000 Garden Wedding Service …

New Children’s Book: Samuel N. Rhoads of Haddonfield, NJ

The Historical Society of Haddonfield is proud to announce the publication of a new children’s book: Samuel N. Rhoads of Haddonfield, NJ: Birds, Books and Big Adventures. Books will be available for $12 beginning on Monday April 18, 2016. We’re offering a special sale price of $10 per copy at …

Haddonfield Zoning Board Approves Plan for New Archives Center

Haddonfield’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved a proposal by the Historical Society of Haddonfield to build a new Archives Center on the site of an existing garage on the Society’s property. The new two-story building was designed by Haddonfield resident Eduardo Guzman of DCM Architecture and Engineering, and reinterprets …

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Closed Monday for Memorial Day

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The Historical Society will be closed on Monday May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. Please contact us at 856-429-7375 if you’d like to schedule another time for a visit.

We’ll be open for our usual First Sunday hours on Sunday June 4, 2017, from 1-3 pm.

May General Membership Meeting to Highlight History of New Jersey’s Delaware Bay Oyster Industry

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Join us on Wednesday May 24 at 7:30 pm for the Historical Society’s next General Membership Meeting and program. Dr. Michael Chiarappa of Quinnipiac University will be presenting, “Planting Bivalves: The History of New Jersey’s Delaware Bay Oyster Industry.”

The oystering industry along the Delaware Bay is now merely a shadow of its once thriving self. Dr. Chiarappa will explore the history of this bustling industry using historic photographs, and encourages questions and discussion from the audience’s own memories of this bygone era. Dr. Chiarappa is a native of Audubon who now resides in Haddonfield.

The event will be held at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Free for members, suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers.

Book Club to Meet Monday May 15

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The next meeting of the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club will be Monday, May 15 at 7 pm. We’ll be discussing the book The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin.

This book is a joint event with the Haddonfield Public Library Book Club, but it’s our turn to host. We’ll be meeting at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

Toobin’s book explores the inner workings of the U.S. Supreme Court, painting a rich picture of the complicated relationships between the nine justices and how their work impacts the country.

As always, all are welcome at the event, even if you haven’t read the whole book, and feel free to bring a friend! Light refreshments will be provided.

If you’re planning your summer reading, make sure to leave time for our September book selection: Worst President Ever: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents, by Haddonfield resident Robert Strauss. In November, we will discuss Pure Heart: The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union, by William F. Quigley.

Historical Society Awarded General Operating Support Grant

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Local students pose after a class visit to Greenfield Hall.

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded $4,450 in general operating support from the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College. The Commission is the officially designated county history agency of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

The new grant award will strengthen the Historical Society’s work to preserve, study and share the history of Haddonfield and its environs. The Society was one of two institutions in the county to receive funding.

“We are so grateful to the Commission for this support,” said Carol W. Smith, President of the Historical Society. “Awards like this one make an immediate difference in our efforts to engage and educate the public through public programs, publications, and partnerships with local schools.”

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission was founded in 1972, and recognizes the role of arts and local history in making our communities dynamic places to live and work.

Third Annual Fiber Arts Day Planned for Saturday April 29

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Join us for the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s third annual Fiber Arts Day on Saturday April 29, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Try your hand at spinning and weaving. Watch demonstrations on dyeing fibers, basket weaving, knitting, crocheting, and more. Don’t miss the amazing antique circular sock machine!

Some demonstrators will have their work for sale.

Admission is free, but donations are always welcome to help cover expenses. All ages are welcome. Fiber Arts Day will be held at the Historical Society’s headquarters: Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ.

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

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GREENFIELD HALL

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 1 to 4 PM and
1st Sunday of the month from 1 to 3PM

ARCHIVES CENTER / RESEARCH LIBRARY

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 9:30 to 11:30 AM and
1st Sunday of the month from 1 to 3 PM and
By appointment

Greenfield Hall and the Archives Center are both CLOSED Saturdays & Sundays except as noted above for the 1st 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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