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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Handful of Vintage Haddonfield Street Signs Still Available as Fundraiser for Historical Society

November 19, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Handful of Vintage Haddonfield Street Signs Still Available as Fundraiser for Historical Society

The Historical Society still has a handful of old Haddonfield street signs available as part of a unique fundraiser. These full-size vintage signs would look great on a wall, on a shelf, or otherwise on display and would make an excellent gift this holiday season.

We are asking for a minimum donation of $100 per sign, and all proceeds benefit the Historical Society.

If you’re interested in one of the remaining signs (see below), please contact our office at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

Signs Available as of Monday November 19:

Clinton Ave.
Ellis St.
Fowler Ave. (this is a newer sign)
Hickory Lane
Oak Ave.
Somerset Ave.
Spruce St.
Stiles Ave. (2)
Wood Lane

Historical Society Awarded $24,352 Grant to Create Preservation Plan for Greenfield Hall

November 13, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Awarded $24,352 Grant to Create Preservation Plan for Greenfield Hall

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded a $24,352 grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), to craft a long-term preservation plan for Greenfield Hall, its headquarters building located at 343 Kings Highway East in Haddonfield. The Historical Society is the only awardee in Camden County this year.

“Greenfield Hall is one of our most significant artifacts, and this generous grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust will allow us to plan for its care for many years to come,” said Doug Rauschenberger, president of the Historical Society of Haddonfield.

The grant award is part of the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund grant program. The Historical Society plans to use the grant to hire Westfield Architects & Preservation Consultants to create a preservation plan in strict compliance with the recommendations of the state’s Historic Preservation Office. The finished plan will include evaluations of Greenfield Hall’s structure and building systems, and help the Society prioritize maintenance, repairs, and other improvements moving forward.

Established in 1967, the New Jersey Historic Trust is the only nonprofit historic preservation organization in New Jersey created by state law. The Trust became a Department of Community Affairs (DCA) affiliate in 2002 in an effort to better realign the state’s smart growth initiatives with historic revitalization. Its mission is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.

Life of RCA Designer John Vassos the Focus of Membership Meeting on Sunday November 11

November 5, 2018 Events Comments Off on Life of RCA Designer John Vassos the Focus of Membership Meeting on Sunday November 11

This Sunday at 2 pm, the Historical Society will be holding our next general membership meeting with a presentation by author Danielle Shapiro on influential RCA designer John Vassos.

For this meeting only, we’ll be gathering on a Sunday afternoon — November 11 at 2 pm — at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Avenue, Haddonfield.

Shapiro will be discussing industrial designer John Vassos, who designed more than 100 products during his career, including the cabinets for the first commercial television sets, iconic phonographs and radios, and the famous “Musicorner” for the America at Home Pavilion or “Living Room of the Future” at the 1939 World’s Fair. Her book, John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life, was published in 2016.

Members are free, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. The church asks that attendees consider bringing a canned food item for its food pantry.

Don’t Miss Annual Haunted Mansion on Tuesday Oct. 30

October 29, 2018 Events Comments Off on Don’t Miss Annual Haunted Mansion on Tuesday Oct. 30

Don’t forget that we’ll be hosting our annual Haunted Mansion at Greenfield Hall on Tuesday October 30 after the town Halloween parade, approximately 6:30-8:30 pm.

The cost is $3 for kids and $5 for adults. Tickets will be sold at the door (cash only).

A huge thank-you to our sponsors this year: Lisa Wolschina and Associates from Keller Williams Realty and Jason Barnes from Citizens Bank.

November 4 “First Sunday” To Feature Pop-up Display About High School in Haddonfield

October 29, 2018 Events Comments Off on November 4 “First Sunday” To Feature Pop-up Display About High School in Haddonfield

The Historical Society of Haddonfield will create our next new pop-up display for our upcoming “First Sunday” open hours on November 4. This latest display, “High School in Haddonfield,” will be on view on Sunday November 4 from 1-3 pm on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

As with our previous pop-up displays, we’ll be pulling out a selection of items from our archival and museum collections that help illustrate the theme. We also offer tours of Greenfield Hall on First Sundays, and the Archives Center will be open for researchers next door in the Mickle House.

The pop-up display will continue through most of November and be available for viewing during Greenfield Hall’s public hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 pm) or by special appointment at another time.

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

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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.

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

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