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Proposed New Archives Center

New Archives Center buildingThe 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 Architecture and Engineering, and reinterprets an earlier barn that had stood on the site.

The new building will provide much-needed space for the Society’s archival holdings, which include correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, maps, pamphlets, ephemera, privately published books, and more. The Archives Center is currently housed in the eighteenth-century Samuel Mickle House, the oldest frame structure in Camden County. Approximately half of the 725 linear feet of collection materials is now stored off-site.

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The Society is already two-thirds of the way (and counting) to its fundraising goal for the new building. As of November 8, we have raised more than $605,400 in gifts and pledges toward our goal of $900,000.

Fortunately, the Society has a significant restricted endowment for the Archives Center from the estate of Elizabeth A. Lyons. Income from the Lyons Fund allows the Society to employ a professional archivist and covers other expenses of the Archives Center as well. That means we can focus our fundraising efforts on the new building.

Please consider making a gift in support of the new building today!

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How You Can Help

We appreciate your support so much, and look forward to being able to invite you to a groundbreaking ceremony in the months ahead. Here are a few ways you can help:

If you haven’t already done so, please consider making an outright gift (or pledge a future gift) of cash, stock, or real property. Gifts of appreciated assets such as stock help you avoid costly gains.

Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to make a gift or a pledge.

Invite us to make a presentation at a meeting of your organization, club, or other gathering so we can continue to raise the funds we need for the new building.

Virtual Tours of the New Building

Our architects at DCM Architecture and Engineering have created conceptual virtual tours of the exterior and interior of the building.

Instructions: These renderings are posted on YouTube, but are not videos per se. After the video begins playing, click “pause” and then use your cursor to click and hold on the image itself. You will be able to drag the image left, right, up and down to see the full virtual rendering.

Exterior

 

Interior – first floor reading room

 

Interior – second floor compact storage

 

Other News

Borough Issues Proclamation in Support of New Archives Center – 11/13/17

Historical Society Receives $100,000 Gift for New Archives Building – 11/9/17

Historical Society Awarded $31,400 to Launch Capital Campaign for New Archives Center – 12/14/15

Haddonfield Zoning Board Approves Plan for New Archives Center –  12/1/15

Save the Date!

January 7, 2018 – “First Sunday” hours and Document Display: “Haddonfield — A Winter Wonderland;” Greenfield Hall and Archives Center open 1-3 pm

January 22, 2018, Book Club: Diary of a World War I Nurse (email Society for PDF) and The Great Influenza, by John M. Barry, 7 pm, Haddonfield Public Library

March 21, 2018, Candlelight Dinner and General Membership Meeting, 6 pm, Tavistock Country Club

Funding provided by the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College, the officially designated county history agency of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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GREENFIELD HALL

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-4 pm; first Sunday of the month, 1-3 pm; and by appointment.

ARCHIVES CENTER / RESEARCH LIBRARY

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 am; first Sunday of the month, 1-3 pm; and by appointment.

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.

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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