It Happened Here: New Jersey

One of paleontology’s most important events happened in Haddonfield, New Jersey. In 1858, the first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton found in America was discovered by William Parker Foulke in a marl pit in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Hadrosaurus Foulkii went on to become the country’s first publicly displayed dinosaur skeleton. CLICK …

Children’s Educational Programs

Children from the third and fifth grades annually visit our museum on guided tours for supplementary information to complement their study of local history. They tour Greenfield Hall from the Attic Gallery where the toy and doll collections are displayed to the Cellar to view the awesome Tool Collection. On …

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 …

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

At HSH, we always welcome inquiries from students and adults looking to help with short-term projects that contribute to our mission to preserve and study Haddonfield history. We could use extra hands in many areas; not only with the museum collections but also in the Research Library, the grounds and …

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Garden Cleanup, Sat. Oct. 3

September 28, 2015 Events Comments Off on Garden Cleanup, Sat. Oct. 3

Please join us for our Fall Garden Clean up at Greenfield Hall gardens this Saturday October 3rd. We have many beautiful plantings that need pruning and upkeep so that our entire community can enjoy them. Clean up will be from 9am – 12pm noon. Bring your garden gloves and rake!

Tracks of History: The Role of the Railroad in Shaping Haddonfield

September 2, 2015 Events Comments Off on Tracks of History: The Role of the Railroad in Shaping Haddonfield

Orchard_NJ002-v2September 30, 7:30 PM, Greenfield Hall

As one hears the rattle of the PATCO trains and the whine of the NJ Transit whistles blowing late at night, it’s easy to think of the rail lines in and around Haddonfield as a convenient benefit and occasional nuisance. But much as the rivers had shaped the town in its founding, during the latter half of the 19th century and well into the 20th the railroads made their mark on Haddonfield, bringing it into the modern world and tying it inextricably to other communities both near and far. Traces of this history, both obvious and hidden, can still be found around town and nearby. Join us at our next general meeting, on September 30th, where Dr. Hank Cutler and Randy Acorcey will serve as guides to locating this history and relate the tale it tells about the transformation of our town.

Mr. Acorcey and Dr. Cutler have long held an interest in local history, but their present passion was sparked by the discovery of an old rail bed uncovered in Cherry Hill while Mr. Acorcey was walking his dog. They have done extensive research on the Philadelphia, Marlton and Medford Line of which this was part. The Medford Branch also ran through Haddonfield, where it joined up with other railroads, making the town a true locus of railway transportation and contributing to its growth. The presentation will include images of rare railroad maps, historical photographs (some from the Society’s collection), aerial photographs taken over the years, present day photographs and satellite maps of the path of both this railroad and the other lines that served Haddonfield. They have prepared and presented this presentation to the Cherry Hill Rotary and elsewhere, but September’s talk will specifically focus  on the Haddonfield’s role in local railroad history, a focus that comes naturally to Dr. Cutler with whose dental practice on Kings Highway many of you may be familiar.

The presentation will held at Greenfield Hall at 7:30 on Wednesday, September 30. Please note the slightly later date scheduled in order not to conflict with surrounding holidays. All are welcome. Join us for an evening of socializing with your fellow friends of the Historical Society and to share your own memories and thoughts on these images of Haddonfield’s history, carefully curated to evoke a time when the railways dominated and to heighten our awareness of the traces they left behind.

Article by: David Stewart

BOOK CLUB: Tues, 9/29, Greenfield Hall 7pm-9pm

August 20, 2015 Book Club Comments Off on BOOK CLUB: Tues, 9/29, Greenfield Hall 7pm-9pm

The summer selection of the HSH Book Club is:

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter.

This book will be discussed on Tuesday, September 29th at 7pm at Greenfield Hall.

And coming up:

Oct. 19, 2015 will be the date of a combined Book Club meeting of our HSH members and the members of the Haddonfield Library Book Club. The selection is


Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel J. Brown













Historical Society Selected for Collection Stewardship Program

July 20, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Selected for Collection Stewardship Program

Cased photographs small_NEWThe Historical Society of Haddonfield has been selected to participate in a competitive, grant-funded collection stewardship program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) valued at nearly $6,000.

Funded through the generous support of the William Penn Foundation, CCAHA’s Philadelphia Stewardship Program is designed to help non-profit collecting institutions achieve their preservation and conservation goals. The program is open to institutions within Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and Camden County, NJ.

“We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to have experts in the field of preservation help us prioritize our needs for our museum and archival collections, which are cared for by a dedicated team of volunteers and staff,” said Carol W. Smith, President of the Historical Society of Haddonfield.

The Historical Society has been selected to participate in Track 1, the Preservation Needs Assessment track. During the 12-month program, the Historical Society will receive a free preservation needs assessment for its museum and archival collections, and staff and volunteers will attend programs in CCAHA’s Collections Care Training series and receive other technical support from CCAHA staff.

CCAHA is a nonprofit conservation facility specializing in the treatment of works on paper, photographs, and books through conservation and state-of-the-art digital imaging services. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, CCAHA serves both nonprofit cultural institutions and private individuals and organizations. CCAHA’s preservation services staff present educational programs, conduct preservation assessments, and develop emergency preparedness plans. CCAHA’s development department provides fundraising and grant-writing support to institutions seeking assistance for preservation and conservation projects.

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Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 1 to 4 PM AND
The 1st Sunday of the Month from 1 to 3PM


Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am
The 1st Sunday of the Month from 1-3 pm
And by appointment.

Greenfield Hall and the Reference Library 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.

The Archives Center will be closed for the Labor Day weekend. Greenfield Hall will be open on Sunday from 1-3pm but will be closed on Friday, September 4th, and Labor Day Monday.


Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033