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Last Call for Tickets to Candlelight Dinner

March 16, 2017 Events Comments Off on Last Call for Tickets to Candlelight Dinner

Only one more week until the Historical Society’s annual Candlelight Dinner! Don’t miss out and buy your tickets today.

We’re thrilled to have Sarah Rice, the archivist from Campbell Soup Company, join us Wednesday March 22, 2017 for a fascinating talk. The dinner and general membership meeting will be held at Tavistock Country Club. Cocktails start at 6pm.

Tickets are $60.00 for Historical Society members and $70.00 for non-members.

You can sign up online and pay with a credit card via PayPal through Saturday 3/18, or call the office at 856-429-7375 to reserve a spot. See you there!

Candlelight Dinner Tickets On Sale Now!

February 20, 2017 Events Comments Off on Candlelight Dinner Tickets On Sale Now!

Join us on Wednesday March 22 at 6 pm for our annual Candlelight Dinner and General Membership Meeting at Tavistock Country Club.

This year’s program will feature a presentation on “How the Campbell Soup Company Got Its Middle Name,” by Corporate Archivist Sarah Rice.

Campbell’s has been so important to South Jersey, and many Haddonfield residents have heard how local resident Dorcas Reilly led the team that created the recipe for the green bean casserole while working the Campbell’s test kitchens. But did you know that soup was not a primary focus of the company when it was founded in 1869?

Sarah Price will explain how Dorrance family innovations in the production of condensed soup, marketing and advertising shaped the company in remarkable ways, as well as present a selection of artifacts from the history of the company. Price has served as corporate archivist for the company since 2014, and holds a master’s degree in Museum Studies from George Washington University.

You can order your tickets online or send us the order form in the March 2017 Bulletin newsletter. You can also call the office at 856-429-7375 or stop by during our open hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 1-4 pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the dinner!

Buy tickets now

Holiday Shopping Fundraiser at Talbots in Cherry Hill

November 30, 2016 Events Comments Off on Holiday Shopping Fundraiser at Talbots in Cherry Hill

talbots-storeThe Historical Society is holding a Holiday Shopping Fundraiser at Talbots in Cherry Hill.

Please join us Tuesday December 6 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Talbots, Towne Place at Garden State Park, 957 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ.

10% of proceeds will benefit the Historical Society of Haddonfield.

Hope to see you there!

“The Real Jersey Devil” Coming on November 16

November 1, 2016 Events Comments Off on “The Real Jersey Devil” Coming on November 16

brianregalThe Society’s next General Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday November 16 at 7:30 pm. Dr. Brian Regal of Kean University will be presenting “The Real Jersey Devil.” The event is free for members, with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.

Due to anticipated interest, we’ll be gathering for this event only in the meeting room at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Ave., Haddonfield.

What is or was the Jersey Devil? The actual thirteenth child of Mrs. Leeds, cursed by her to be the spawn of Satan after the burden of bearing twelve other children, or a silly backwoods superstition? Does it bear the features of bat and kangaroo, or is it more like a winged goat? Does it slaughter dogs and pigs and even its own mother, or is it a harmless tale told to add a thrill to Pinelands camping trips? What are the facts behind its birth and how has it lived so long, with sightings still occurring to this day?

According to Dr. Regal, the story of the Jersey Devil is far more important and interesting than the details of its appearance or its authenticity. “The problem is that everything you think you know about the Jersey Devil is wrong,” says Dr. Regal. “It is not about a spectral winged horse, demon, but rather the bare-knuckled political and religious upheavals and fights of colonial America. The real story of the Jersey Devil’s birth is far more interesting, complex, and important than anyone thinks. It is a product not of witchcraft, but innuendo, scandal, rumor mongering, and media hype. It illuminates a forgotten part of American history. “

Dr. Regal teaches the history of science, technology, and medicine at Kean University. His interests are wide-ranging, including how the fringe and mainstream in science interact. In 2013, he published Searching for Sasquatch: Crackpots, Eggheads and Cryptozoology, exploring the lives of mainstream scientists who believed seemingly far-fetched creatures like the Sasquatch and Yeti were real animals, not simply the products of folklore or hoaxes. He has shared his research in venues ranging from academic journals to the History Channel series “True Monsters.” He has collaborated with Kean University colleague Dr. Frank Esposito on a new book, tentatively titled Satan’s Harbinger: The Real Story of the Jersey Devil, scheduled to be published this spring.

Hope to see you the 16th for this intriguing presentation!

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
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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

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Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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