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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February 3 “First Sunday” to Highlight Weddings in Haddonfield

January 16, 2019 Events Comments Off on February 3 “First Sunday” to Highlight Weddings in Haddonfield

For our next “First Sunday” open hours on February 3, the Historical Society will be creating a new pop-up display about weddings in Haddonfield.

We hope you’ll join us at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, on Sunday February 3 from 1-3 pm. Free, but donations welcome.

We will be pulling out a sampling of 18th, 19th and 20th century museum objects and archival materials that relate to weddings in the Haddonfield area, including textiles, photographs, marriage certificates, and other items.

As with other “First Sundays,” the Society will be offering our usual tours of Greenfield Hall, and the Archives Center and Research Library will be open for researchers next door in the Samuel Mickle House.

The pop-up display will continue through most of February 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. Questions? Contact the office at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

Historical Society Awarded Grant for General Operating Support

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Entrance hall of Greenfield Hall, the Historical Society’s headquarters building

For the third year in a row, the Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded a general operating support grant 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.

“This award will make an immediate difference in our efforts to engage and educate the public about Haddonfield’s history through public programs, publications, and partnerships with local schools,” said Doug Rauschenberger, President of the Historical Society. “We are so grateful to the Commission for this ongoing support.”

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.

February 26 Event to Celebrate HMHS Student Research about Haddonfield and World War II

January 9, 2019 Events Comments Off on February 26 Event to Celebrate HMHS Student Research about Haddonfield and World War II

The Historical Society of Haddonfield invites you to join us on Tuesday February 26 at 7 pm as we celebrate the work done by Haddonfield Memorial High School U.S. history students this winter as they researched World War II. The event will be held in the HMHS library, located at 401 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

This is the fifth year in a row that HMHS Social Studies teacher David Reader has brought his Advanced Placement U.S. history classes to the Historical Society to work with primary sources about World War II.

The students visit the Historical Society several times between November and February, and develop research projects centered on a collection of World War II letters sent and received by then-principal William “Bull” Reynolds. This year’s AP classes are also reviewing issues of the school newspaper, The Haddon Higher, as well as other records in the Society’s archives.

At this free culminating event on February 26, the students will be sharing their research and discussing their experiences. A small exhibit of primary source documents from the Historical Society will also be on display.

We hope you’ll join us at HMHS!

Greenfield Hall and Mickle House Open for “First Sunday” January 6, 1-3 pm

January 3, 2019 Events Comments Off on Greenfield Hall and Mickle House Open for “First Sunday” January 6, 1-3 pm

The Historical Society will be open for our usual “First Sunday” hours this Sunday, January 6, from 1-3 pm. Stop by Greenfield Hall or the Samuel Mickle House at 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

We will *not* have a pop-up display for this month’s First Sunday, but you can take a tour of the long-term exhibits in Greenfield Hall, test our children’s “Be a Historian” activity, or do some research in our archives center in the Mickle House.

Sunday is also a great chance to pick up your reprint of the 1899 birds-eye-view map of Haddonfield, one of our published books, or one of the last few vintage street signs. See you Sunday!

Book Club To Discuss “The Feather Thief” on February 25

January 2, 2019 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club To Discuss “The Feather Thief” on February 25

The Historical Society’s Book Club will next meet on Monday February 25, 2019 to discuss The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century, by Kirk Wallace Johnson.

This will be a joint discussion with the Haddonfield Public Library Book Club. We’ll meet at the Public Library, 60 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield, at 7 pm.

The Feather Thief is a riveting account of how one man stole hundreds of rare bird skins from the British Museum of Natural History, most likely to sell to fly-fishing enthusiasts who recreate Victorian-era salmon flies. The New York Times Book Review called the book, “Fascinating . . . a complex tale of greed, deception, and ornithological sabotage.” Publishers Weekly said the book is an “enthralling account of a truly bizarre crime.”

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

Looking further ahead, the Book Club will also meet on Tuesday April 16 to discuss Rush: Revolution, Madness and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father, by Stephen Fried.

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Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
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