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 Saturday July 1 through Tuesday July 4

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In observance of the Fourth of July, the Historical Society will be closed Saturday July 1 through Tuesday July 4. We will reopen on Wednesday July 5. Since we’ll be missing our usual “First Sunday” hours in July, please feel free to call or email the office or the Archives Center to arrange an appointment for another time to visit.

Fortunately, our beautiful gardens are always open!

Time to Renew Your Historical Society Membership

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If you haven’t already done so, please take a minute to renew your Historical Society of Haddonfield membership today. You can send in your check or click on the PayPal link in the right margin to renew today.

(And if you have already renewed, thank you so much!)

As always, your membership has enabled us to accomplish so much this year. Thanks to your support, we have been able to continue our work with local students and educators, including tours for both second- and third-graders at local schools. We also mentored more than 80 students from Haddonfield Memorial High School working with primary source materials in our Archives Center.

We completed repairs and improvements to the Samuel Mickle House, the oldest frame structure in Camden County. We also invested in new tools for preserving our museum collections, and put more objects on display in Greenfield Hall. And we continue to reach out to new audiences with our public programs, which include free-to-members lectures, and our book club.

We have even bigger plans for next year and need your continued support.

Please consider renewing at $35, $55, or more today. You can mail in a check, or donate via PayPal (just note in the “special instructions” that this is for your membership).

Thank you in advance for your continued support!

June 6 Event to Celebrate HMHS Student Research on Local Impacts of World War I

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The Historical Society of Haddonfield invites you to join us on Tuesday June 6 at 7 pm as we celebrate the work done by Haddonfield Memorial High School students this spring as they researched how our area was impacted by World War I. The event will be held in the HMHS library, located at 401 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

The HMHS class, “Haddonfield and the Great War,” was offered for the first time this semester and is taught by Social Studies teacher David Reader. Students visited the Historical Society several times in the course of their research, using primary source materials and viewing World War I-related artifacts in the Society’s collections.

At this culminating event, the students will be discussing their experiences and previewing some of the digital content they compiled. A small exhibit of primary source documents will also be on display.

Free.

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.

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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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