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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Tickets Now Available for Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours and Haunted Mansion

October 3, 2016 Events, tours Comments Off on Tickets Now Available for Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours and Haunted Mansion

A daytime view of the Haunted Mansion

The Historical Society is your place for spooky fun this October! Don’t miss out on this year’s Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours and Haunted Mansion:

Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours

Join us on a walking tour of Old Haddonfield as author William Meehan, Jr. regales us with ghost stories and legends from his popular paperback, Haunted Haddonfield.

The tour begins at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall and winds past the cemetery and familiar homes along the way. The tour lasts about 60 minutes and can be enjoyed by everyone: couples, groups, and families.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tours will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday Oct. 21, 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall (343 Kings Highway East)
  • Saturday Oct. 22, 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
  • Friday Oct. 28, 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
  • Saturday Oct. 29, 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Historical Society during open hours, at the Haddonfield Public Library, and at the Visitors Center. Tickets will also be available at the door (cash only) as space allows.

Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a flashlight, and wear light/reflective clothing as a safety precaution.

Haunted Mansion

The Society will host its annual Haunted Mansion right after the town Halloween parade. The event should be a spooky good time for older children and families.

  • Sunday Oct. 30, from about 7 pm until 9 pm at Greenfield Hall (343 Kings Highway East)

The cost is $3 for children and $5 for adults. Tickets will be available at the door.

You can learn more about the Halloween parade, organized by the Haddonfield Celebrations Committee, at www.haddonfieldcelebrations.org

September General Membership Meeting to Focus on Suffrage Leader Alice Paul

September 12, 2016 Events Comments Off on September General Membership Meeting to Focus on Suffrage Leader Alice Paul

Our next general membership meeting will be held on Wednesday September 28 at 7:30 pm at Greenfield Hall, and will feature a presentation by Lucienne Beard on “Alice Paul: New Jersey’s Heroine for Equality.” Beard is executive director of the Alice Paul Institute in Mt. Laurel, and the presentation and discussion will feature original photographs from her personal collection, explore Alice Paul’s life, her roots in the New Jersey Quaker community, and her work for women around the world.

Who is Alice Paul? That’s a question few would have needed to ask in the early twentieth century when she was at the forefront of the women’s suffrage movement. Organizer of some of the most prominent and contentious suffrage rallies, founder of the National Women’s Party, author of the original Equal Rights Amendment, she was a figure constantly in the public eye. Her clashes with those both in and out of the movement and her outspoken support of women’s rights resulted in imprisonment and worse, but also made her “what Gandhi was to Indian independence and Martin Luther King was to civil rights,” according to her biographer, Mary Walton.

Despite a life devoted to gender issues and equality even after women were finally granted the right to vote, her fame waned and she was largely forgotten at the time of her death in 1977 in Moorestown, NJ. But she has finally begun to receive her due: she will appear on a new $10 bill along with other pioneers of women’s rights, a Google doodle marked her birthday, and the headquarters of the National Women’s Party has been recognized as a national monument.

The Alice Paul Institute in Mt. Laurel has spearheaded this overdue appreciation of her impact. Headquartered at historic Paulsdale, the “home farm” of the Paul family, the Institute seeks to honor Paul’s legacy by working to achieve full gender equality worldwide.

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting American women the right to vote, Alice Paul’s work to this end and beyond is even more relevant and significant. It is fascinating to explore its roots here in South Jersey and nearby areas along with the efforts and trials she endured extending the courage of her convictions worldwide in ways that continue to resonate. Please join us at Greenfield Hall on Wednesday, September 28 as we get to know Alice Paul and the lasting effects of her work.

Book Club Meeting Tuesday, September 13!

September 5, 2016 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club Meeting Tuesday, September 13!

9780143034759Join us Tuesday, September 13th , 2016, 7:30 pm, at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East for our next book club meeting. The selection for discussion will be Hamilton by Ron Chernow.


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343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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